ACI Europe: freight grows 6.2% in October at European airports

Madrid-Barajas Airport

Freight traffic across the European airport network averaged year-on-year (YOY) growth of 6.2 per cent in October, according to the latest figures published by the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe.

The European airport trade body says so far this year cargo traffic is up 8.9 per cent – 7.9 per cent at European Union (EU) airports and 14.7 per cent at non-EU gateways.

Notable movers seeing growth in October, were Heathrow Airport by 9.2 per cent with 154,492 tonnes, Istanbul Ataturk Airport 11.1 per cent to 100,443 tonnes, Madrid Barajas Airport (pictured above) 13.1 per cent to 46,164 tonnes, and Barcelona-El Prat Airport 16.3 per cent to 15,515 tonnes.

Others were Zurich Airport 14.9 per cent to 32,994 tonnes, Luxembourg Airport 7.4 per cent to 80,391 tonnes, Liege Airport 16.6 per cent to 64,157 tonnes and Oslo Airport 36.6 per cent to 13,119 tonnes.

Airports posting freight falls in October included Moscow Domodedovo Airport by 12.6 per cent to 13,336 tonnes, Dusseldorf Airport 20.4 per cent to 7,580 tonnes, Milan Malpensa Airport 6.5 per cent to 49,545 tonnes and Vienna Airport five per cent to 18,208 tonnes.