Leipzig/Halle’s freight volumes continue to grow

Leipzig Halle Airport aerial view

Leipzig/Halle continued to record growth in its airfreight volumes in July, despite the coronavirus outbreak.

The German freighter hub registered a 17.6% year-on-year increase in demand during the month to 122,727 tonnes.

The growth reflects an increase in the use of freighters as a result of the loss of the majority of bellyhold operations because of the coronavirus outbreak.

Overall, about 60 cargo airlines make use of the airport and serve more than 200 destinations.

“This growth is supported by the express freight business operated by DHL and the positive developments in volumes handled by other air freight and logistics companies,” the airport said.

Over the first seven months of the year, cargo volumes at the airport are up by 6% to 765,583 tonnes.

The airport has also handled dozens of aid flights, which have transported medical equipment to Germany and Europe.

Share this story

Related Topics

Latest cargo airport news

Schiphol takes a pragmatic approach to cargo

Schiphol Airport is taking a pragmatic approach to flight capacity limitations while continuing to work to protect freighter flights by…

Read More

Share this story

Menzies partnership secures IATA CEIV pharma status in Nairobi

The Menzies Aviation-Siginon Aviation partnership has been awarded IATA’s CEIV Pharma (Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics)…

Read More

Share this story

DP World begins Punta Cana airfreight operations

Airfreight operations have begun at DP World’s air cargo logistics hub in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with the arrival of…

Read More

Share this story

Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]