BBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted
Sat Oct 15 2005 21:30:52 UTC (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4850 times:
Small volumes of cargo from just about everywhere arrive at Heathrow.
It's then easy to pallet it up and send it on Freighters.
Most Freighters leav Heathrow late night having accumulated freight throughout the day.
Remember: The Bird Hit You, You Didn't Hit The Bird.....
Glom From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2823 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted
Sat Oct 15 2005 21:31:46 UTC (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4851 times:
M4 to the West Country. M25.
A4 direct to central London. Gatwick slot restricted itself and with its own cargo operations.
Nope, much better to have it at LHR.
B742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3824 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted
Sat Oct 15 2005 21:33:48 UTC (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4847 times:
I've also wondered this too!
That's why STN and EMA are major Cargo destinations for airlines, STN and EMA are just North of London and have more slots and room available!
I wish that LGW and STN would take over some of LHR's cargo!
Most of LHR's cargo is belly freight comming in from Long Haul flights!
LHR's cargo area is not massive for a airport such as LHR's size!
Quoting Kaitak744 ( Thread starter): They could move the cargo flights to Gattswick for example and then clear up some more slots for passenger planes
Do you mean Gatwick ( LGW)
Richard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1706 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted
Sat Oct 15 2005 21:36:03 UTC (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4835 times:
Remember lots of passsenger planes transport cargo in the bellies of the aircraft.
With a lot of LHR movements this equates to a lot of cargo coming in - plus lots of connections for cargo to move on to if England is not its destination.
BDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted
Sat Oct 15 2005 21:38:23 UTC (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4829 times:
EMA is currently 13th in European standings in terms of tonnage, and that is all (98%) on dedicated freighters while
LHR gets all the belly freight.
If a route isnt very profitable as a passenger route but very strong as a freight route but not enough for a dedicated freighter, thats another reason as LHR has a good atchment area.