Cargo volumes at Brussels Airport surge 9.9pc for second straight month

BRUSSELS Airport posted a 9

16 August 2020 - 19:00

BRUSSELS Airport posted a 9.9 per cent year-on year July increase in air freight, reported Mumbai's Stat Trade Times.

When truck freight is added (which fell by 28.4 per cent), the volume of cargo transported in July at Brussels Airport amounted to 55,729 tonnes, an increase of 0.3 per cent.

'This result is much more positive than the overall trend since, on a global scale, freight volume is continuing to fall largely due to the very steep decrease in belly cargo, ie, the cargo on board of passenger aircraft, which covers 50 per cent of the volumes transported around the world,' the airport stated in a media release.

The airport recorded an increase of 25.3 per cent in express services while full cargo volumes witnessed an increase of 89 per cent. These robust increases compensated for the lack of freight capacity on board of passenger aircraft (-72 per cent).

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