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Leipzig Halle Airport posts 11.7pc increase in air cargo in 2020

LEIPZIG/HALLE Airport posted a record cargo volume increase of 11

31 January 2021 - 19:00
LEIPZIG/HALLE Airport posted a record cargo volume increase of 11.7 per cent year on year to 1.4 million tonnes, reports London's Air Cargo News.

Growth was greatest in the fourth quarter as air freight increased by 35 per cent to 140,940 tonnes.



'We can count ourselves lucky that we're continuing to attract stable business to the whole corporate group, primarily through our air freight operations,' said Mitteldeutsche Flughafen CEO Gotz Ahmelmann.



'We're expecting further growth in freight in 2021 and also a gradual recovery in passenger numbers, as soon as the travel restrictions are eased,' Mr Ahmelmann said.



The airport operates the largest DHL hub in the world and it is the first regional air freight centre for Amazon Air in Europe.



'Both the scheduled and freight charter business are developing in a positive manner,' said a company statement. 'Shipments of medical goods and protective equipment will also play an important role. This includes the possibility of handling vaccines at Leipzig/Halle.'


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