Air freight up 55% at Munich Airport

Total cargo handled in 2022 up 54% at 266,707 tonnes

Air freight up 55% at Munich Airport

Air freight increased 55 percent to 258,857 tonnes in 2022 at Munich Airport, thanks to the boom in traffic.

Total cargo handled was up 54 percent at 266,707 tonnes, according to data released by the airport.

Jost Lammers, CEO, Munich Airport

“The gradual lifting of travel restrictions has re-awakened people’s desire to travel," says Jost Lammers, CEO, Munich Airport. "This has prompted airlines to significantly expand their flight capacity. The bookings received by the airlines indicate that traffic growth at Munich Airport will continue in 2023."

Passenger numbers rose by 19 million year on year to 31.6 million. "The airport has thus regained two-thirds of its record-breaking pre-pandemic result from 2019. The number of aircraft movements nearly doubled compared with 2021 to more than 285,000 take-offs and landings. The seat load factor of the aircraft in Munich equaled the record figure of 77.5 percent from 2018. With a total of 210 destinations in 63 countries, Bavaria’s aviation hub now has excellent links with the global route network once again."

The airport had logged its best-ever year of 373,000 tonnes air cargo in 2017, which had dropped to 153,000 tonnes in 2020.

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