London Heathrow hits cargo record

London Heathrow airport’s cargo traffic grew at an all-time high in July, largely driven by a surge in American Airlines trans-Atlantic shipments. Europe’s fourth-largest air freight hub handled 143,000 tonnes (157,300 tons), resulting in a 10 percent rise in traffic in the first seven months of the year to 966,580 tonnes and a 12-month increase of 7.7 percent to 1.63 million tonnes.
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