Leipzig/Halle airport reveals US$563,373 expansion of cargo facilities
THE Leipzig/Halle airport will soon be the site of an expanded DHL hub, as well as a EUR500,000 (US$563,373) in new investment, the biggest in a central German airport since the 1990s, reports London's Air Cargo News
11 June 2019 - 19:00
Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle have increased more than tenfold since 2007, with growth driven primarily by the DHL hub. However, other freight business is developing positively says the airport, with more than 50 cargo airlines now operating flights.
'Leipzig/Halle Airport is developing very well. It and its surrounding area are the major job creator for the region. We're continuing to invest in the future of the airport to continue growth in the long term,' said Saxony Finance Minister Matthias Hass.
Said Mitteldeutsche Flughafen CEO Gotz Ahmelmann: 'I'm delighted that the shareholders are supporting our course with such commitment. We can now continue to expand our excellent market position for cargo.'
Leipzig/Halle Airport is the fifth-largest air freight hub in Europe and the second-largest in Germany.
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