Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 22030 posts, RR: 51 Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 1321 times:
Freight activity at LHR has declined over the years. While the Heathrow area holds the concentration of London freight forwarders, slot and curfew restrictions make LHR far from ideal as a cargo base.
The BA/GSS 747 freighter fleet is based at STN, while other carriers have also made STN as their preferred London cargo airport. STN freighter tonnage far exceeds that both of LHR and LGW, howoever both LHR and LGW exceed STN overall cargo tonnage due to the carriage of belly cargo.
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DLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1131 times:
Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 1): The airlines must consider the freight services valuable enough to use a slot otherwise they would send them elsewhere. Cargo normally makes more $$ per KG carried than passengers do.
That and sometimes airlines need to fill a slot they have lest it be revoked and awarded to competition.