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Heathrow reflects on record passenger year, but cargo stays flat

HEATHROW Airport Limited (HAL), has said that 2018 was a record year for the UK's biggest and busiest air freight facility, reports London's Air Cargo News As well as handling a record number of passengers (80

Heathrow reflects on record passenger year, but cargo stays flat

HEATHROW Airport Limited (HAL), has said that 2018 was a record year for the UK's biggest and busiest air freight facility, reports London's Air Cargo News As well as handling a record number of passengers (80

24 February 2019 - 19:00

HEATHROW Airport Limited (HAL), has said that 2018 was a record year for the UK's biggest and busiest air freight facility, reports London's Air Cargo News

As well as handling a record number of passengers (80.1 million), it also enjoyed an increase in revenue and profits compared to 2017.



However, in January, the airport operator confirmed that it registered just a 0.1 per cent increase in cargo volumes last year.



The London hub processed 1.7 million tonnes of cargo during 2018, with North American volumes making up 600,000 tonnes and connections with the Asia Pacific region second with 510,000 tonnes.



That small improvement was well down on the 10.2 per cent increase in cargo volumes Heathrow enjoyed in 2017.



There was other good news last year, however. New routes were launched, for example - Heathrow doubled its Chinese connections in 2018, adding six new cities, including Europe's only flight to Shenzhen.



'These new services helped to push global trade flowing through Heathrow,' the operator confirmed.



The year also saw further progress in its masterplan for expansion, including the building of a new runway.



HAL expects to release detailed plans for further consultation in June, and said it remains on track to submit a planning application in 2020.


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