Brussels Airport Air cargo volumes are down

Brussels Airport Air cargo volumes are down by 14% year-on-year, but up 22% compared to the same period in 2019.

Cargo transport: a decrease (-14%) in cargo volumes

In April, cargo transport at Brussels Airport decreased by 14% compared to April 2021. Air cargo volumes also fell by 14%.

The full cargo segment declined by 30%, while belly cargo rose by 58% due to the increase in the number of passenger flights.

Cargo-only passenger flights accounted for 39% of full cargo flights.

Integrator services declined by 17% due to slower growth in the Western European e[1]commerce market and the temporary reallocation of certain flights to other airports.

In addition, trucked air cargo volumes fell by 14%.

Asia has again become the largest import and export region.

Africa is the second largest import region and the third largest export region, showing growth in both segments over the last year.

North America is the third largest import region and the second largest export region.

Since the start of global vaccine distribution in November 2020, Brussels Airport has transported 1.2 billion COVID-19 vaccines, making Brussels Airport a preferred hub for vaccine shipments.

The number of cargo flights has decreased by 16% compared to 2021.