Heathrow moves a record 150,000 metric tonnes of cargo

13 November 2017


Heathrow Airport has handled more than 150,000 metric tonnes of cargo in a month for the first time.

The west London hub recorded its 15th consecutive month of year-on-year increases in cargo in October.

Around 154,500 metric tonnes travelled through the airport, up 9.2% compared with the same month last year.

The highest growth was in the Middle East market, as larger, fuller aircraft boosted demand by 11.8%, Heathrow said.

Heathrow chief executive John Holland-Kaye said:

“Record cargo figures underline Heathrow’s position as a critical national asset.

“We remain on track to expand Heathrow in a way that is affordable, financeable and which meets all our environmental obligations, securing Britain’s place as one of the world’s great trading nations in the early years of Brexit.”


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