BAA Feb traffic down

BAA’s cargo traffic fell by 21.4 per cent in February compared to January. BASA, which operates Edinburgh, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, and Stansted airports, said that shipments were down to 119,984 metric tonnes.

Worst hit of the airports was Glasgow, which fell more than 60 per cent down to 139 tonnes and Gatwick, which fell 57 per cent, down to 6,001 metric tonnes. Heathrow, the UK’s largest airfreight hub, fell 17.9 per cent to 91,046 tonnes.

“We have seen quite a sharp downward trend in the levels of cargo in the past three months,” a spokesperson said.

The company suggests that by removing factors such as the harsh weather and the leap year then the overall decrease is only 6.3 per cent.

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