Leipzig/Halle Airport reports nearly 13% growth in August cargo volumes
Freight volumes handled at Europe's fifth-largest air cargo hub, Leipzig/Halle Airport, grew significantly in August. Compared to the same month in the previous year, the volume of air freight rose by 12.7 percent to approximately 109,048 tonnes. This translated to a growth of 6.8 percent in total cargo volumes handled to about 865,631 tonnes during the first eight months of the year.
The positive development in the current year is reflected in both scheduled freight services and charter cargo traffic. Temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical goods shipments have also contributed to this growth. With its refrigerated warehouse at the airport located in the World Cargo Center (WCC), direct access to the apron area guarantees short transport routes for pharmaceutical products and safe supply chains to and from aircraft and to trucks. In August, a humanitarian aid flight for a UN organization transported about 30 tonnes of vaccinations and pharmaceuticals from Leipzig/Halle to Turkmenistan.
The airport has also served as a European hub for transporting medical equipment to curb the Covid-19 pandemic during the last few months. More than 50 freight charter flights, including some involving Antonov 225, Antonov 124, Boeing 777, 747F and 787-9 and Airbus A350 aircraft, have also been handled in addition to the regular cargo traffic.
With more than 1,000 weekly cargo flights, the Leipzig/Halle air freight hub guarantees reliable logistics and supply chains. All kinds of cargo flights and cargo aircraft can be handled on the two runways at Leipzig/Halle airport.