Published on : Friday, January 12, 2018
There was 1.7 million metric tonnes travelling through the airport – equivalent to the weight of 134,000 London buses or 136 London Shards turning the Heathrow into one of the fastest growing major European hubs for cargo.
The key markets for cargo were the US, east Asia, and Europe across the year.
Heathrow chief executive, John Holland-Kaye said that it was the best year for Heathrow, it helped in strengthening the British economy as the country seeks to redefine its role in the world.
His colleagues welcomed 78 million passengers and supported the delivery of record volumes of British trade to markets around the world, he was further looking forward to continue to deliver for Britain in 2018 while progressing with the expansion plans.
The annual noise and contour report of Heathrow revealed that the airport’s noise footprint was at its smallest recorded level in 11 years.
It was seen that only 15 per cent fewer households were affected by noise, as a result of working with airlines to encourage the use of quieter aircraft.
Night time jet movements reduced to 32 per cent in 2017.