Antonov 225 transports approx. 160 tonnes from Leipzig/Halle Airport to Chile

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Nov 17, 2016: On November 10, the Antonov 225, the world’s largest aircraft, once again landed at Leipzig/Halle Airport. It was the plane’s 21st visit to the Central German airport.

Apart from its home base at Kiev Gostomel, there is no other European airport that the plane has visited more frequently.

PortGround, a company that belongs to Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG and specialises in ground handling operations, loaded the 160 tonnes of freight on board the Antonov 225 at Leipzig/Halle Airport.

The aircraft departed for Chile on November 12– with a stop en route in Iceland.

Flughafen Leipzig/Halle GmbH is a subsidiary of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG.

2,321,975 passengers and 988,240 tonnes of air freight passed through the airport in 2015. This makes Leipzig/Halle Germany’s second-largest freight airport and the number five in Europe.

The airport is connected to the A 9 and A 14 motorways and has a railway station that forms part of the central terminal. Passengers can reach the check-in area directly from the station and multi-storey car park.

Photo: Leipzig/Halle Airport

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