ACI Europe reports 7th consecutive monthly freight fall

European airport trade association ACI Europe has reported that May was the 7th consecutive monthly decline for freight.

Cargo across the European airport network remained negative as it fell 2.2 per cent in the month compared to same month last year.

European Union (EU) airports saw freight traffic fall by 2.3 per cent while non-EU ones ones registered a 1.6 per cent decline. 

Of the top 10 European airports for freight, the only airpoirt seeing freight traffic growth were Madrid Airport with 4.5 per cent, Liege Airport with 3.7 per cent, Paris CDG with 3.1 per cent and Frankfurt Airport with 0.6 per cent. The likes of Heathrow Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol saw falls.

In the first five months of 2019, ACI Europe reports that freight is down 2.6 per cent on the same period in 2018 with EU airports down 2.9 per cent non-EU airports down one per cent.

The ‘ACI Europe Airport Traffic Report – May 2019’ includes 244 airports across the European continent.