Leipzig/Halle sets new cargo volumes record in March

Leipzig/Halle Airport set a new all-time monthly record for cargo volumes in March handling 107,428 tonnes.

In the first quarter of this year the airport processed 298,532 tonnes, a 12.3 per cent rise on the same three-month period in 2017.

Europe’s fifth-largest cargo hub said volumes handled by DHL are the primary driver of growth at the gateway. The integrator has been maintaining the largest hub in its global network at Leipzig/Halle since 2008 – and has invested €655 million in construction projects.

The freight charter business of other logistics providers has also developed beyond average levels. The route network for freight traffic overall includes more than 200 airports around the globe and is serviced by 60 cargo carriers.

Mitteldeutsche Flughafen and managing director of Flughafen Leipzig/Halle, Johannes Jähn said: “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.”

Leipzig/Halle Airport is the second busiest freight hub in Germany and handled about 1.14 million tonnes in 2017, which was growth of 8.2 per cent over the previous year.