Schiphol’s cargo volume declines 4.8 percent y-o-y in March

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May 2, 2018: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has handled 146,249 tonnes of cargo volume in March this year as compared to 153,545 tonnes in March 2017, that is an decline of 4.8 percent. The major European hub has seen cargo flights decline by 10.8 percent in the reporting month.

In January-March period, the hub has witnessed 2.1 percent decrease in cargo traffic. 

Cargo volumes by region in March for the hub, saw monthly declines in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia, with increases in Africa (+1.5 percent) and Latin America (+15.6 percent).

In March of this year, 5.6 million passengers travelled to, from or via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, representing an increase of +7.7 percent relative to last year. The start of the Easter weekend boosted figures slightly.

Nearly 3.9 million passengers travelled within Europe, an increase of +7.2 percent. Nearly all countries experienced growth in traffic. The fastest-growing routes were to Eastern Europe: Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Poland (Katowice, Kraków and Warsaw). Intercontinental traffic grew by +8.9 percent, with traffic to and from India profiting from the new connection to Bangalore. Other major destinations recording double digit growth were Mexico, Morocco, Brazil and Egypt.

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