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East Midlands Airport sees record cargo demand | News

East Midlands Airport has claimed history figures as cargo proceeds to buoy an or else depressed aviation sector.

The largest pure cargo airport in the Uk observed 41,613 tonnes of goods arrive in November, an enhance of 26 for each cent on final yr.

Even though the site also operates passenger flights, it handles freight individually – not like some airports which combine travellers and cargo on planes.

With considerably fewer holiday flights owing to Covid-19, pure cargo need elevated.

Stephen Harvey, head of cargo at the airport, claimed it was a “bright picture for the business”.

The former busiest month was September this yr, at 40,636 tonnes, while Oct was also up 12 per cent on the past year, with 38,979 tonnes of cargo getting taken care of.

Harvey added: “The pandemic has nudged men and women into doing far more of their purchasing on the web and particularly in the operate-up to Christmas.”