Heathrow sees strong cargo growth in May

Heathrow reports a strong growth in cargo traffic in May, up 6.9 per cent overall, with Mexico increasing 54 per cent, China increasing 38 per cent and Brazil increasing 21 per cent.


Heathrow sees strong cargo growth in May


Heathrow reports a strong growth in cargo traffic in May, up 6.9 per cent overall, with Mexico increasing 54 per cent, China increasing 38 per cent and Brazil increasing 21 per cent. Chief executive Colin Matthews said: “Heathrow has experienced record passenger traffic for May and cargo has also shown a strong increase this month, particularly to Mexico and China.” He added that a full 65 per cent of UK air freight travels via Heathrow.

“As part of our revised proposals for expansion to the Airports Commission, we said we would double cargo capacity to further improve UK export competitiveness, connecting the whole of the UK to fast growing international markets.”