Leipzig leap

LEIPZIG Halle Airport registered double-digit growth levels during the first six months of 2012. 
The airport, Germany’s second largest cargo hub, handled 422,315 tonnes from January to June – a 15 per cent increase on last year. 
Bosses at parent company Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding expect to break the 800,000 tonne barrier for the first time by the end of 2012.
“Despite the ongoing difficult general conditions for air traffic Leipzig Halle registered notable growth in traffic,” says Markus Kopp chief executive of Mitteldeutsche.
“Based on the ongoing growth in the freight sector, particularly as a result of DHL’s commitment to the airport, Leipzig Halle is continuing to expand its position as Germany’s second largest cargo hub.” 
In other developments the airport says it quickly filled the void left by the collapse of Cirrus Airlines and OLT Express has expanded its services according to Kopp.
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