This review of the air Cargo involvement of British airports, notes that despite strong competition from surface transportation air freighting has grown steadily and is now making inroads in the carriage of lower value commodities. Further analysis reveals that short-haul cargo operations have found it harder than longhaul to overcome the competition at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted. The impact of air cargo are discussed: increasing use and capacity of mixed passenger cargo aircraft, and the nocturnal nature of air cargo operations. The latter problem is linked with the need for operating noise-certificated aircraft for air cargo. The increasing tendency for air cargo to be concentrated at the major hub airports has additional environmental and road traffic repercussions. Comments are also made on predicting patterns of growth of air cargo traffic.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Civil Aviation Organization

    Attn: Document Sales Unit, 999 University Street
    Montreal, PQ  Canada  H3C 5H7
  • Authors:
    • Turner, D
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 16-20
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194429
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ICAO Bulletin, Public Information Office
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM