The chief executive of Heathrow has re-iterated calls to expand the airport;its freight business grew rapidly last month.
and Heathrow now handles a quarter of all UK exports by value. According to Heathrow’s CEO, cargo traffic was up 7.8 per cent in September.
Figures showed freight to Mexico was up 57.2 per cent, 52.2 per cent to Nigeria, 37.1 per cent to Russia, 25.6 per cent to China and 20.8 per cent to India.
Heathrow chief John Holland-Kaye said that “September saw growing support from MPs and local residents for expansion at Heathrow as the best solution to the UK’s hub capacity crisis.
“Heathrow handles a quarter of all British exports by value, but is full. More and more people are asking “how can we double Britain’s exports if we don’t expand Heathrow?”