LEJ Airport handled 9.1 percent more cargo in July 2021 than in July 2020
Freight handled at Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) was higher by 9.1 percent at 133,873 tonnes in July, compared to July 2020.
During the first seven months of this year, the volume increased by 18.9 percent to a figure of approx. 899,682 tonnes in comparison with the same period in the previous year. This means that the significant growth in freight is continuing in the second half of this year too.
The airport handled more than 1.38 million tonnes of freight last year, setting a new record. LEJ is said to be the hub for express and e-commerce consignments, freight charter flights, large animals and medical supplies
The airport is acting as a transhipment centre for medical supplies and protective equipment in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. It has therefore regularly handled freight charter flights during the past few months – in addition to regular traffic – and, among other things, they have transported millions of Covid-19 tests.
LEJ also provides ideal conditions for transporting live animals and has a handling building specifically intended for this purpose and measuring 1,300 square metres.
Dozens of horses or foals or even complete herds of pregnant cows have been handled here during the last few months.
More than 10,800 people are employed at Leipzig/Halle Airport or at companies and public authorities based there. This figure includes about 8,200 working in the freight handling, cargo airlines, logistics and freight forwarding sectors alone.