Air, Freight News

Heathrow has busiest day for freighter flights

[ April 14, 2020   //   ]

Heathrow airport had its busiest day for cargo only flights on 31 March 2020, when it handled 38 dedicated cargo movements. Normally, the gateway handles an average of 47 cargo only movements a week.

Despite the rise in freight-only flights, Heathrow’s overall cargo volumes were impacted by the grounding passenger fleets. During normal operations, 95% of cargo usually travels in the bellyhold of passenger planes.

Nevertheless, over 100,000 tonnes of cargo still travelled through the airport in March, down 32.5% compared to the same time last year.

Heathrow moved to single runway operations on 6 April  and over the coming weeks will consolidate operations into Terminals 2 and 5 only.