Air freight at selected airports in the United Kingdom (UK) 2007-2018

This graph compares the air freight handling of ten leading airports in the UK between 2007 and 2018. Heathrow Airport handled more air freight than all of other airports included here combined, and was singularly the most important hub for air freight in the UK. In 2018, Heathrow handled nearly 1.7 million metric tons of freight. The second biggest freight handler was East Midlands International Airport with approximately 334,500 metric tons of freight handled.

Amount of air freight handled at ten leading UK airports from 2007 to 2018

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2007 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Freight set down and picked up. Excludes mail and passengers' luggage.
Includes double counting.

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