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Heathrow cargo marches on

[ April 11, 2017   //   ]

Heathrow’s cargo traffic rose 13% in March to 148,000 tonnes – the largest monthly growth in over five years. The airport said long-haul emerging markets remain a driver of cargo performance, with key markets in March including Mexico (+28%), Brazil (+13%), India (+9%) and China (+5%) as well as 9000% growth to Indonesia after national airline Garuda Indonesia moved to Heathrow from Gatwick last year.

China Southern has meanwhile confirmed it will double cargo capacity when it launches an additional service to Guangzhou in June.

Heathrow chief executive, John Holland-Kaye said: “Surging trade, more domestic connections and more long-haul growth are the bedrock of the UK’s economy. Today’s figures put Britain in a strong position as the Government begins Brexit negotiations and underline the unique role Heathrow plays as the nation’s global gateway.”

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