Yet another record month at London Heathrow
Cargo flowing through London Heathrow airport in August 2017 climbed by 13% to 139,000 t, making the past month the 13th consecutive record month for cargo volumes at UK's biggest air cargo hub.
Latin America was the fastest growing trading market with volumes increasing by 30%. North America also performed well with volumes up by 13% to nearly 50,000 t as American Airlines, United and Air Canada increased cargo. Strong growth to China, Hong Kong and Singapore also helped East Asia record a 12% cargo uplift.
Earlier this month, Heathrow revealed that 121 sites have bid to help build an expanded Heathrow. The airport is looking to build as much of the project offsite as possible to boost jobs across the country and make the project more affordable and sustainable. (ah)