Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Long-haul routes boost cargo volumes at Heathrow and Gatwick

Cargo at London’s Gatwick Airport continues to soar with growth of more than 20 per cent in August helped by long-haul routes. The airport handled 9,826 tonnes of cargo in August, a year-on-year increase of 22.3 per cent helped by long-haul routes to destinations in China including Air China providing a link to Chengdu. From […]

China Eastern to connect Gatwick with Shanghai

Gatwick Airport is gaining another long-haul connection with the launch of flights to Shanghai in December operated by China Eastern Airlines. Shanghai has been the showpiece of China’s dramatic economic growth and is a global financial centre. It drives growth in the Yangtze River Economic Zone, a region accounting for 20 per cent of China’s […]

Gatwick soars in June, Heathrow’s cargo dips slightly

Cargo volumes at Gatwick Airport have continued to grow at double-digit rates in June while Heathrow has seen its first fall in almost two years. Gatwick Airport’s cargo volumes increased by 19.4 per cent to 9,354 tonnes in June, helped by its fast growing long-haul network. Orlando, USA remains the most popular summer long-haul destination, […]

Long haul routes keep Gatwick flying at double digit rates

Cargo at Gatwick Airport continues to grow at double digit rates with a year-on-year increase of almost 15 per cent in May, helped by new long haul routes. The airport located about 30 miles south of London handled 8,706 tonnes of cargo in May, a year-on-year increase of 14.8 per cent. On a moving annual […]

Qatar Airways starts double daily services to Gatwick

Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to London’s Gatwick Airport has touched down, making it the airline’s sixth gateway into the UK and the second one for London. The double daily service is operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and for the summer, Qatar Airways will operate 95 flights to the UK a week, with […]

Long haul flights help Gatwick continue to grow at double digit rates

Cargo at Gatwick Airport continues to grow at double digit rates, passing 100,000 tonnes on an annual basis, helped by an expanding long-haul network. On a moving annual total from March 2017 to February 2018, cargo has grown 27.7 per cent to 101,052 tonnes compared to 79,136 tonnes in the same period in the previous […]

Cargo at Gatwick continues to grow at double digit rates

Gatwick Airport is continuing its double digit cargo growth with volumes increasing 29.6 per cent, helped by an increasing long-haul network. In January, the airport handled 7,824 tonnes of cargo, a year-on-year increase of 29.6 per cent compared to the 6,035 tonnes it handled the previous January. On a moving annual total basis from February […]

Long-haul routes help Gatwick cargo volumes grow 24% in 2017

Gatwick Airport’s cargo volumes increased 24.4 per cent in 2017 helped by a rapidly expanding long-haul network. The airport located 30 miles south of central London handled 97,045 tonnes in 2017 compared to 77,995 tonnes in 2016, with volumes in December rising 33.6 per cent to 9,849 tonnes. It has welcomed new routes to destinations […]

Long-haul routes help double-digit cargo growth at Gatwick continue

Long-haul routes continue to push airfreight volumes up at Gatwick Airport, with year-on-year growth of 25.6 per cent in November. The airport located to the south of London handled 10,175 tonnes in November 2017 compared to 8,099 tonnes the previous year, having established long-haul routes to markets including Asia, with destinations including Hong Kong and […]

Cargo at Gatwick grows 23% as profits pass £140m

Cargo volumes have increased 23.3 per cent at Gatwick Airport and profits before tax are up to £140.7 million ($186.7 million). For the six months ending 30 September 2017, cargo was up helped the airport’s expanding long haul network, including flights to Singapore, Seattle and Denver operated by Norwegian, and RwandAir flights to Kigali. Before […]

New long-haul routes drive Gatwick’s tonnage growth

London Gatwick Airport’s cargo tonnage soared 32.1 per cent in October compared to the same month last year as recorded its busiest ever October. Long-haul route growth fuel the cargo tonnage and the gateway says it is down to the continually increasing global connectivity at the airport with 22 new long-haul routes added in the […]

Grayling: open skies to EU will remain and Heathrow expansion on track

Aircraft will continue to fly into and out of the UK post-Brexit and the government is on track to deliver a 3rd runway at Heathrow Airport, delegates at the Airport Operators Association (AOA) Conference heard on Monday, 30 October in London. Much concern has been raised in the aviation industry whether the current open skies […]

More long-haul flights help Gatwick cargo volumes grow 25% in August

Gatwick Airport’s expanding long haul network has helped cargo volumes grow by 25.6 per cent in August to 8,035 tonnes. The news comes at Gatwick experienced its busiest ever month for passengers, with 4.9 million jetting off to exotic locations with the Americas proving most popular for long-haul routes. The top three routes were Fort […]

New long-haul routes drive Gatwick’s tonnage surge

Gatwick Airport handled 7,865 tonnes in July – a year-on-year (YOY) increase of 20.4 per cent on same month in 2016 – as it was boosted by new long-haul belly routes to Asia and the US. In the last 12 months, the gateway has processed 86,544 tonnes, up 18.4 per cent on the 73,096 tonnes […]

Gatwick Airport posts 20.6% tonnage rise in June

New long-haul belly connections continue to drive cargo figures at London’s Gatwick Airport. The UK gateway handled 7,835 tonnes in June, a 20.6 per cent increase on the same month last year when Gatwick handled 6,494 tonnes. On a rolling 12-month basis from July 2016 to June 2017, tonnage is up 18.2 per cent to […]

Gatwick Airport revenue increases 7.7% and long-haul network grows

‘Use it or Lose it’ airport slot rule should be restored says UK airports

Revenue at Gatwick Airport increased 7.7 per cent for the year ending 31 March 2017, with cargo volumes up 15.9 per cent. Revenue hit £725 million ($931.8 million) with EBITDA rising 12.9 per cent to £373.6 million, and profit before tax was £131.8 million. Gatwick Airport chief executive officer, Stewart Wingate says: “It has been […]

Long-haul services help increase Gatwick cargo volumes 18.9% in May

Cargo at Gatwick Airport has continued its double-digit growth in May with volumes increasing 18.9 per cent to 7,585 tonnes. The May figures were driven by increasing long-haul services with belly capacity in passenger aircraft, pushing the figure up from 6,378 tonnes in 2016. On a moving annual total, Gatwick handled 83,873 tonnes between June […]

Tonnage at Gatwick Airport keeps on moving up

Long-haul routes have boosted Gatwick Airport’s cargo volumes and in April the gateway saw a 27.2 per cent increase on the same month last year. The airport says this demonstrates Gatwick’s key role connecting Britain to important growth markets when these links have never been more crucial. In April, Gatwick handled 7,142 tonnes, up on […]

Gatwick Airport cargo volumes grow 15.9%

Gatwick Airport’s cargo figures saw a 15.9 per cent recovery between April 2016 and March 2017 as it celebrates record passenger volumes. The airport located South of London handled 81,138 tonnes on a moving annual total, up from 70,003 tonnes in the previous year, but this is down from the April 2014 to March 2015, […]

Increasing connectivity boosts tonnage at Gatwick Airport

Tonnage at London’s Gatwick Airport continues to climb and it grew six per cent in February reaching 5,965 tonnes for the month as new long-haul routes drive growth. This was up on the 5,628 tonnes that was achieved in the same month last year as the gateway’s volumes are boosted by better connectivity. On a […]

Gatwick Airport’s cargo recovers from 2015 slump

Gatwick Airport’s cargo volumes grew by 13.3 per cent in December to 7,375 tonnes, as it recovers from the slump in volumes seen in 2015. December cargo volumes were up 13.3 per cent on the same month on 2015, though December 2015 had seen a year-on-year fall of 11.4 per cent. Cargo volumes for 2016 […]

Gatwick’s cargo recovery continues with 12% growth in November

Gatwick Airport’s recovery continues in November with volumes rising by 12.2 per cent to 8,099 tonnes as long-haul services expand. On a moving annual total, cargo volumes rose by 3.9 per cent to 77,129 tonnes as it welcomes new routes to locations across Asia, the Americas and Africa. Connections with Asia will expand further in […]

Gatwick now offering a ‘complimentary’ scheme to Heathrow

Gatwick Airport chief executive, Stewart Wingate said the gateway is now offering the UK Government a “complementary scheme” to Heathrow Airport, which was backed for a third runway last month. Speaking at the Airport Operators Association annual conference in London on 21 November, Wingate explained he is still confident its expansion plans will get the green light: […]

Strong growth at Heathrow, Gatwick plans more Chinese services

Heathrow Airport’s cargo volumes have continued strong growth in October while Gatwick Airport’s double-digit recovery continues as it plans more Chinese routes. Heathrow’s volumes shot up 6.7 per cent to 141,444 tonnes with particularly strong growth from markets in Latin America and East Asia. It says Mexico was up 28 per cent, followed by China […]

Gatwick chief “disappointed” over Heathrow runway green light

Gatwick Airport chief executive Stewart Wingate says the gateway is “disappointed” that the UK Government has given the nod to Heathrow Airport to build a new runway. The Sussex airport was seeking permission for a second runway, and says it questions whether Heathrow will be able to deliver a third runway and is ready to step […]

Gatwick warns of ‘Groundhog Day’ if Heathrow gets runway nod

Gatwick Airport says the choice before the UK Government on airport expansion is stark – “it’s either growth and certainty with Gatwick or Groundhog Day at Heathrow”. The government is reportedly set to make a decision tomorrow on whether Gatwick gets a second runway or Heathrow Airport a third runway. Heathrow is rumoured to be set […]

Long haul growth helps Gatwick’s cargo volumes recover

Gatwick Airport’s cargo volumes continue to recover after a weak 2015 with a year-on-year increase of 17.4 per cent to 6,608 tonnes. The hub, located to the South of London, had a difficult year in 2015, with September 2015 alone posting a 21.5 per cent fall to 5,627 tonnes. The airport says the recovery has […]

Gatwick submits fresh evidence to UK Government

Gatwick Airport has submitted new evidence to support its case for a second runway – to members of the UK Government’s Government’s Economy and Industrial Strategy (Airports) sub-Committee. As the sub-Committee starts to consider where to expand aviation capacity in the South East, Gatwick says its new report contains substantial additional analysis – including information […]

Gatwick aims to handle one million tonnes by 2050

Cargo volumes at Gatwick Airport rose by 18.4 per cent in July and the London hub says it could handle one million tonnes annually by 2050 if it gets approval for expansion. Gatwick handled 6,534 tonnes in July 2016, up from 5,521 tonnes in the same month last year. In 2015 Gatwick saw cargo figures […]

Heathrow and Gatwick continue expansion campaigns

Both Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport have continued their campaigns to receive approval for expansion following the news a decision will not be made until the Conservative Party has elected a new leader. The UK government was due to announce whether Heathrow or Gatwick would receive approval for an additional runway this summer, but the […]