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Air cargo traffic holds steady at Leipzig/Halle airport

GERMANY's Leipzig/Halle airport maintained the same level of freight volumes in the first quarter as in 2019, handling 297,315 tonnes of cargo, a decrease of 1

05 May 2020 - 19:00

GERMANY's Leipzig/Halle airport maintained the same level of freight volumes in the first quarter as in 2019, handling 297,315 tonnes of cargo, a decrease of 1.5 per cent year on year.

Leipzig/Halle's air freight volumes in March totalled 107,583 tonnes - a 2.6 per cent year-on-year decline, which was due to a reduction in cargo flights to and from Asia as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the airport noted that 'this figure has already started to recover since the middle of March', reported Air Cargo News, London.



With as many as 190 take-offs and landings per day, Leipzig/Halle airport defended its position as one of the busiest airports in Europe throughout April, according to Eurocontrol. The airport is the second-largest cargo hub in Germany and the fifth-largest airfreight centre in Europe.



Leipzig/Halle said its role in maintaining the flows of goods and supply chains, particularly since the Coronavirus pandemic, has helped it to maintain air cargo volumes.



'There has been particular demand for handling express freight, medical protective equipment and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products - and there is no sign of this diminishing,' it noted.


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