Leipzig Halle Airport Sets New Cargo Record for March
German airport Leipzig Halle handled approximately 298,532 tonnes of air cargo for the period of January to March, the airport is Europe’s fifth-largest cargo and has seen a growth of 12.3 percent compared to the same period in 2017.
The airport set a new monthly record in March with 107,428 tonnes passing through, this was the highest total for March since the company’s inception.
In 2017 Leipzig Halle Airport recorded 1.14 million tonnes of air cargo as a whole. This was an 8.2 percent growth over the previous year. Over the last ten years cargo volumes have multiplied by a factor of more than eleven.
One of the primary drivers for the airports growth are volumes handled by DHL as they have been maintaining the largest hub in their worldwide network at the airport since 2008. DHL has also invested considerably with over EUR 655 million in construction projects at the airport.
Managing Director of Flughafen Leipzig Halle GmbH and Spokesman for the Board of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, Johannes Jähn said, “The significant growth in freight volumes underlines the potential at Leipzig Halle Airport, which offers ideal conditions for air traffic and logistics companies as a multimodal base at the heart of Europe.”
The airport is used by over 60 cargo airlines each year and fly to more than 200 destinations across all five continents.