Cargo at Gatwick continues to grow at double digit rates

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Gatwick Airport is continuing its double digit cargo growth with volumes increasing 29.6 per cent, helped by an increasing long-haul network.

In January, the airport handled 7,824 tonnes of cargo, a year-on-year increase of 29.6 per cent compared to the 6,035 tonnes it handled the previous January.

On a moving annual total basis from February 2017 to January 2018, Gatwick handled 98,834 tonnes, an increase of 25.4 per cent.

The airport has benefitted from a growing long haul network, which consists of more than 60 destinations, with a new route to Buenos Aires to be added this month.

Gatwick Airport chief executive officer, Stewart Wingate is continuing to call for approval for a second runway at the airport, saying: “As we approach five consecutive years of growth, Gatwick continues to play an increased role for Britain on the global stage and we stand ready to build our financeable and deliverable second runway scheme for the country.”