Frankfurt-Hahn Airport reports 52% growth in cargo volume
July 13, 2017: In the first half of 2017, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport sees a steady increase of its cargo business. The airport reported a record growth of more than 52 percent in the first six months of the year. In the first half of 2017, cargo volume shows a record growth as the airport handled 49.000 tonnes of freight. In comparison to January to June period of 2016, the increase is more than 50 percent. In June alone, the airport reports 8.670 tonnes of freight, a plus of 101 percent compared to June 2016.
During the last months, the two biggest cargo-clients of Hahn Airport, Silk Way und Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) have increased their freight volumes. Furthermore, Silk Way Airlines sees a growth of 10 percent in its numbers of flights. Also, the airline Etihad has added two weekly connections.
“All signs point toward growth. I am pleased with the development of the cargo flights by the logistics company, Senator International, and Air Atlanta Icelandic, that started off last year. With two weekly connections to the USA, we see a stable development with the potential of more growth for this client,” pointed out Roger Scheifele, senior vice president Cargo Sales & Business Development, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.
The growth in the cargo business can be attributed to a strong charter business. The airport has the capabilities to handle large and bulky, high, long shipments. The airport also sets its focus on live animal transport.
While in the volume of passengers, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport sees a growth rate was slightly below in comparison to the same period in 2016. From January to June 2017, 1,8 million passengers were handled at the airport, a loss of five percent compared to the previous-year period. In June alone, 229.640 passengers were counted, five percent less that in June 2016.