Heathrow sees June cargo improvement

London Heathrow reported a drop in cargo traffic of 14.5 per cent in June from a year ago to 103,400 tonnes, an improvement on the 19.2 per cent drop in May. London Stansted, similarly reported a traffic drop of 14.8 per cent in June to 15,271 tonnes, a slight improvement on the 15.4 per cent […]


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London Heathrow reported a drop in cargo traffic of 14.5 per cent in June from a year ago to 103,400 tonnes, an improvement on the 19.2 per cent drop in May. London Stansted, similarly reported a traffic drop of 14.8 per cent in June to 15,271 tonnes, a slight improvement on the 15.4 per cent decline in May. London Gatwick’s plummeting cargo volumes accelerated to -32.7 per cent for a total of 5,169 tonnes from a 21.5 per cent decline in May.

Air cargo and pax down at Cambodian airports Figures from the Cambodia’s State Secretariat for Civil Aviation (SSCA) show that during the first five months of this year air cargo volumes were down as much as 41 per cent while passenger traffic dropped 16 per cent compared to the same period a year earlier.

“We have witnessed a significant slowdown in traffic at the two international airports in Phnom Penh and in Siem Reap, both for passengers and cargo,” Khek Norinda, spokesman for Societe Concessionaire de l’Aeroport (SCA), which runs the Kingdom’s airports, told the Phnom Penh Post.

Cargo figures through Phnom Penh International Airport – the Kingdom’s sole air cargo hub – were hit hard with the airport receiving 3,353 tonnes of cargo between January and May 2009, down 41 per cent on the same period in 2008, while export cargo dropped 31 per cent to 3,093 tonnes.