Heathrow starts the new year with record breaking cargo volumes

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Heathrow Airport has started 2018 with cargo volumes continuing to break records, with a 6.9 per cent increase in January.

The London airport handled 133,030 tonnes of cargo in January, with the US top the list of destinations seeing growth, followed by Spain and China.

Since February 2017, Heathrow Airport has handled 1.7 million tonnes of cargo, up 10.4 per cent on the same period the previous year, and follows a record breaking year in 2017 when volumes soared 10.2 per cent to 1,698,455 tonnes.

Added to this, passenger numbers are also booming, and airport chief executive officer, John Holland-Kaye says: ““Heathrow is off to a flying start, with record passenger numbers and cargo volumes and the start of our public consultation on the third runway.  Heathrow expansion will provide the global trading routes to super-charge Britain’s economy as we leave the EU.”