Frankfurt, Heathrow and Stansted see October cargo increases

Europe’s leading cargo airports recorded a rise in airfreight throughput during October.
Frankfurt, the continent’s number one cargo hub in 2015, recorded a 4.8% rise in cargo volumes in October to just over 194,000 tonnes, the second largest October figure in the German airport’s history.
Frankfurt’s bounce, while still only a 1.6% increase for the first ten months of 2016 to 1.8m tonnes, is due to a “positive trend in the German industrial sector” said airport owner Fraport.
Heathrow, still celebrating a UK government nod to build a third runway, saw cargo volumes climb 6.7% in October to 141,500 tonnes, while the January to October throughput was up by 2.6% to 1.3m tonnes.
Hub owner Heathrow Airport Ltd said: “Cargo growth was particularly strong to fast-growing markets in Latin America and east Asia, with Mexico up 28%, China up 21% and Brazil up 18%.
“Trade with India, the world’s fastest growing large economy, also increased in October with cargo up 3.1% as the Prime Minister returned from her first bilateral overseas visit to forge a new global role for the UK.”
London Stansted airport, the UK’s third largest cargo hub in 2015, saw airfreight volumes continue to grow with a 2.8% increase in October to 22,400 tonnes, and up by 7.8% for 2016 year to date to 208,000 tonnes.
Europe’s number two and three cargo airports by volume in 2015, respectively Paris CDG and Amsterdam, have yet to report their October airfreight figures, with both hubs in positive territory for the first nine months of 2016, seeing cargo increases of 3.2% and 1.7%.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest cargo airport news

Menzies partnership secures IATA CEIV pharma status in Nairobi

The Menzies Aviation-Siginon Aviation partnership has been awarded IATA’s CEIV Pharma (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics)…

Read More

Share this story

DP World begins Punta Cana airfreight operations

Airfreight operations have begun at DP World’s air cargo logistics hub in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with the arrival of…

Read More

Share this story

Glasgow Prestwick Airport invests in air cargo

Scottish airport Glasgow Prestwick has announced a series of investments in cargo as it looks to speed up handling times….

Read More

Share this story

Air Cargo News

Air Cargo News
Established in 1983, Air Cargo News is the leading source of news, information, interviews, analyses and reports to the global airfreight industry. Our leading portfolio includes print, digital and events that give businesses in the airfreight industry the ability to connect with decision-makers in this sector.