Brussels Airport sees strong cargo growth in March

<p style="text-align: justify;">Apr 13, 2017: Brussels Airport has seen strong cargo growth at the airport for the month of March. Last month, more than 50,000 tonnes of cargo was shipped, a rise of 15.3 percent in comparison with the figures in 2015.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">The dedicated cargo segment (+27.2 percent) and express services (+19.8 percent) […]

Brussels Airport sees strong cargo growth in March
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<p style="text-align: justify;">Apr 13, 2017: Brussels Airport has seen strong cargo growth at the airport for the month of March. Last month, more than 50,000 tonnes of cargo was shipped, a rise of 15.3 percent in comparison with the figures in 2015.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">The dedicated cargo segment (+27.2 percent) and express services (+19.8 percent) show healthy growth, while cargo on board passenger flights (-2.9 percent) dropped slightly, largely because of the departure of Jet Airways.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">The airport has had the best ever first quarter in its history. Cargo traffic increased in the past quarter by 13.3 percent in comparison with the same period in 2015.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">In March this year, <a title="Brussels Airport" href="http://www.brusselsairport.be/en" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Brussels Airport</a> welcomed nearly 1.9 million passengers, a new record for the month in the history of the airport. In comparison with the previous record, set in March 2015, there is a rise of no less than 9.8 percent. The largest growth was enjoyed by both <a title="Brussels Airlines" href="https://www.brusselsairlines.com/en-be/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Brussels Airlines</a> and Ryanair. There is also growth in both European short-haul traffic and long-haul traffic such as ANA to Tokyo, and this growth has been achieved despite Jet Airways no longer flying long-haul flights from the airport. Delta Airlines has also started flights to Atlanta.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">In March 2016, the airport was closed from 22 March after the attack. A comparison between the passenger figures for 2016 and 2017 would give a distorted picture. This explains the comparison with the figures of 2015, when Brussels Airport enjoyed a record year.</p>
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