Vienna Airport Set to Expand Air Cargo Center
Vienna Airport has announced their plans to start construction work on enlarging its Air Cargo Center by one-third, adding 15,000 m² at a cost of € 16 million.
Vienna Airport says the new addition should be ready for operation by the end of 2017. The roof of the Air Cargo Center will also be equipped with one of Austria’s largest photovoltaic facilities to generate electricity.
“The expansion of our Air Cargo Center should further improve our currently good market position as a transshipment point for air cargo. At present about 800 tonnes of freight are handled daily at the airport, or about 280,000 tonnes annually, showing a clear upward trend”, says Günther Ofner, Member of the Management Board of the airport operating company Flughafen Wien AG. “For example, half of the export production value of Lower Austrian industry of € 8 billion is transported from Vienna Airport throughout the world via air cargo. These investments are designed to generate further growth potential at the airport site and for the Austrian economy, but above all to create new jobs in the logistics sector.”
About one-half of the air cargo comes to Vienna Airport in belly space, whereas the remaining cargo volume is transported by freighter. Vienna Airport sees considerable future growth potential in the coming years.