Freight traffic across European airports grew 3.4 per cent in February with the strongest growth coming from non-European Union airports, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe says.
It says European Union (EU) airports were up 2.7 per cent in February while non-EU hubs grew 4.7 per cent.
Freight volumes grew 5.4 per cent in the first two months of 2017, with 4.8 per cent growth in the EU and 9.1 per cent at non-EU hubs.
Frankfurt Airport retained its position at the top with 2.2 per cent year-on-year growth in February to 153,870 tonnes, and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport remained in second despite a 5.9 per cent decline to 143,416 tonnes.
Volumes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol grew seven per cent, followed by Heathrow Airport with 4.4 per cent growth to 126,812 tonnes.
In the first two months of 2017 Frankfurt Airport was up 4.2 per cent to 312,519 tonnes and Paris Charles de Gaulle was down 2.6 per cent to 294,837 tonnes.
Schiphol grew 7.2 per cent to 266,622 tonnes and Heathrow volumes rose 4.4 per cent to 251,212 tonnes.