Air, Freight News

Heathrow sees February cargo surge

[ March 11, 2016   //   ]

February cargo volumes at London Heathrow increased by 2.7%, says the airport operator. Cargo volumes to Latin America jumped 5% aided by increased frequencies from Colombia’s Avianca and Aeromexico, which contributed to a 40% increase in cargo volumes to Mexico. In other emerging markets, cargo volumes were up 34% to Nigeria, 32% to Turkey 32% and 12% to China. East Asia continues to perform strongly, with passenger volumes up 11.4% and cargo volumes increasing 18% following the launch of Vietnam Airlines’ services to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City after switching from Gatwick last year and British Airways’ new flights to Kuala Lumpur. Next month Garuda Indonesia will launch services to Jakarta.