Strong July for Stansted and East Midlands

posted on 13th August 2018 by Justin Burns
Strong July for Stansted and East Midlands

London Stansted Airport and East Midlands Airport (pictured above) both recorded strong tonnage gains in July but Manchester Airport saw a double-digit fall.

Operator MAG Airport said Stansted handled 22,141 tonnes in the month, a year-on-year (YOY) rise of 4.5 per cent, East Midlands 29,711 tonnes, a YOY increase of 4.2 per cent but Manchester’s tonnage declined YOY by 10.8 per cent to 10,754 tonnes.

The UK’s busiest airport for freighters East Midlands hit a new milestone in July handling over 1,000 tonnes a day, which MAG said can be attributed, in part, for increasing appetite for online shopping and e-commerce.

The airport operator said goods such as clothes, mobile phones, footwear, beauty products, fashion accessories, toys and video games come through the airport, in addition to higher value heavier cargo.