Leipzig/Halle Airport sets new cargo record in March
April 23, 2018: Major European hub Leipzig/Halle Airport has handled about 298,532 tonnes of air freight in the first quarter of this year that is an increase of 12.3 percent compared to the same period in the previous year.
In the month of March, about 107,428 tonnes processed through the gateway. The tonnage in the month of March alone helped the airport to set another new monthly record in the history of the company.
Not just the first quarter and March has been good for the airport, the year 2017 as a whole also saw growth in terms of cargo tonnage handled. The airport handled about 1.14 million tonnes of air freight for 2017, which represents growth of 8.2 percent over the previous year.
The airport cites volumes handled by freight giant DHL are the primary driver of growth at the airport. DHL has been maintaining the largest hub in its global network at Leipzig/Halle since 2008 – and it has invested EUR 655 million in construction work there.
The freight charter business of other logistics providers has also developed far beyond average levels.
“The significant growth in freight volumes underlines the potential at Leipzig/Halle Airport, which offers ideal conditions for air traffic and logistics companies as a multimodal base at the heart of Europe,” says Johannes Jähn, Spokesman for the Board of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG and Managing Director of Flughafen Leipzig/Halle GmbH.
Leipzig/Halle Airport has value added advantage of 24-hour operating permit for cargo flights, unlike other European hubs. It direct links to the trans-European road and railway networks, plenty of space and capacity for further development and extensive logistics services from one source.