East Midlands Airport has claimed report figures as cargo carries on to buoy an or else depressed aviation sector.

The most significant pure cargo airport in the United kingdom noticed 41,613 tonnes of merchandise get there in November, an maximize of 26 for each cent on very last yr.

Despite the fact that the web site also operates passenger flights, it handles freight independently – not like some airports which incorporate travellers and cargo on planes.

With considerably less vacation flights because of to Covid-19, pure cargo demand from customers improved.

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

The past busiest thirty day period was September this year, at 40,636 tonnes, when October was also up 12 for every cent on the preceding calendar year, with 38,979 tonnes of cargo being taken care of.

Harvey added: “The pandemic has nudged persons into accomplishing a lot more of their shopping on the internet and specifically in the operate-up to Christmas.”