East Midlands airport handled more freight, due to Covid and…

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East Midlands airport handled more freight, due to Covid and…

East Midlands airport handled more freight, due to Covid and internet shopping
2021-12-02 12:26:00
East Midlands airport handled 381,954 tonnes of air freight in 2020 (14% up from 2019). The freight tonnage at Heathrow in 2020 was 1,146,310  which was down -28% compared to 2019.  The total tonnage of air freight at UK airports was 2,002,187 tonnes  in 2020 (21% down on 2019) – it had been 2,535,423 tonnes in 2019.  East Midlands airport says it is now a major hub for dedicated express freight operators such as DHL, UPS, FedEx and the Royal Mail. There has been growth of SEGRO’s vast East Midlands Gateway distribution park to the north and the new Maritime Rail Freight Interchange linking the park to the rail network. The rise in internet shopping has also added to freight movements. During early 2020 there had been a lot of air freight, bringing in personal protective equipment (PPE) and other supplies. This had caused airlines to be willing to pay the added costs of flying at night and in older or more noisy aircraft. This had been unpleasant for people being noisily over-flown at night as 60% of the airport’s freight cargo was flown between 11pm to 7am. .Tweet   CAA data on air freight in 2020 https://www.caa.co.uk/uploadedFiles/CAA/Content/Standard_Content/Data_and_analysis/Datasets/Airport_stats/Airport_data_2020_annual/Table_13_2_Freight

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