Cargo at Heathrow grows for the 21st consecutive month

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Cargo volumes at Heathrow Airport have grown for the 21st consecutive month with a 2.3 per cent year-on-year increase in April.

In April, cargo volumes were up 2.3 per cent to 141,215 tonnes and on a year-to-date basis, cargo increased 3.8 per cent to 557,950 tonnes between January and April.

The fastest growing cargo markets were China, up 10.9 per cent, followed by India up 7.1 per cent and the USA up 4.1 per cent.

Heathrow Airport chief executive officer, John Holland-Kaye says: “We’re seeing more passengers and trade flow through Heathrow than ever before. A third runway is a tremendous opportunity to grab a greater share of this global growth for Britain and we’re counting on our politicians to seize it with a “yes” vote on Heathrow expansion this summer.”