Heathrow's 2018 flat air cargo growth
LONDON Heathrow recorded virtually flat cargo growth as volumes in 2018 rose by just 0
LONDON Heathrow recorded virtually flat cargo growth as volumes in 2018 rose by just 0.1 per cent, with North American the biggest source of air freight, after the London gateway handled 1.7 million tonnes of cargo, including 600,000 tonnes for North America, followed by 510,000 tonnes for the Asia Pacific region.
While the improvement is down on the 10.2 per cent increase it recorded in 2017, the airport does look set to outperform many of its major European rivals, reported London's Air Cargo News.
According to Airports Council International Europe, the first ten months of the year ended with Frankfurt suffering a volume decline of 1.4 per cent year on year, Paris Charles De Gaulle recorded a decrease of 0.2 per cent and Schiphol was down 2.8 per cent.
Congestion, landside issues, strike action and slot restrictions have all taken their toll on European hubs over the last couple of years. That said, over at Luxembourg airport volumes were up by 0.4 per cent, Cologne by 4.4 per cent, and Istanbul by 10.3 per cent.