Air, Freight News

Freighters still dominate Heathrow cargo

[ August 11, 2020   //   ]

Over 88,000 tonnes of cargo travelled through Heathrow in July, with a gradual shift from freighters to the belly hold of passenger planes, said the airport in its latest figures. However, 60% is still travelling on cargo only flights compared to 5% before the crisis. Cargo volumes continue to be impacted by the decline of long-haul passenger traffic, which has drastically reduced bellyhold cargo capacity. Passengers in July, at 860,000, were down 88% on the previous year.