Oct 22, 2016: Brussels Airport saw cargo volume rise by 8.5 percent in September to 42,906 tonnes compared to 39,533 tonnes in the same period last year. The result of September month followed the trend of August.
The 8.5 percent growth compared to September last year is due mainly to the full-cargo segment, which has risen by 31.2 percent.
The largest increase in demand during the month came from full-freighter traffic, which surged by 31.2 percent on last year to 14,657 tonnes. Integrator traffic was up by 2.5 percent year on year to 17,534 tonnes.
The express services segment rose by 2.8 percent compared to September last year due to the growth in e-commerce.
Belly cargo (freight transported on board of passenger aircraft) dropped by 4.8 percent compared to September last year. This is due to a decrease in the number of long haul flights compared to September last year by the departure of Jet Airways.
August was the first month of the year that the airport saw cargo demand increase following on from the March terror attacks at the passenger terminal.