Europe: cargo on the rise

According to the latest statistics released by ACI Europe, the region’s airports saw freight traffic grow by 5.6% year on year in April.
There was a difference between EU and non-EU airports: the former saw growth of 4.3%, while throughput at the latter increased by 13.6% for the month. Growth was down in comparison to March, however.
For the year to date, there was a 7.4% rise in airfreight traffic overall across Europe – 6.8% at EU airports, and 11.5% at non-EU gateways.
The trade association’s Airport Traffic Report – April 2017 includes data from 241 airports. Among Europe’s busiest airports, Frankfurt processed 176,406 tonnes of cargo in April (an increase of three percent year on year); Paris Charles de Gaulle was up 0.3% at 162,529 tonnes; Amsterdam Airport Schiphol rose 6.3% to 146,344 tonnes; and London Heathrow handled 137,979 tonnes (up 8.6%).

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