Record October for Leipzig/Halle’s cargo volumes

Germany’s Leipzig/Halle Airport handled record cargo volumes in October, with a year-on-year increase of 6.5% to 112,587 tonnes.

Götz Ahmelmann, chief executive of Europe’s fifth largest air cargo hub, said: “The new record for air cargo volume once again underlines that our airport is one of the most dynamically growing cargo airports in the world.”

From January to October 2019, cargo volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport rose by 1.3% to 1,025,193 tonnes.

Cargo volumes at the hub been rising for the past 13 years and the current monthly increase for airfreight tonnages is above the national trend in Germany, which saw volumes down by 3.6% in October.

Leipzig/Halle Airport handled 1.2m tonnes of air cargo in 2018, making it the second-largest cargo airport in Germany.

The hub has further vacant development space within the airport footprint and surrounding area measuring 1,400 hectares  which is earmarked for sectors closely related to logistics and airfreight.

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