ACI Europe: freight traffic up 5.6% in April

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Freight traffic saw solid year-on-year (YOY) growth of 5.6 per cent in April as European gateways continue to see a positive start to the year, according to the Airports Council International (ACI) Europe.

ACI Europe says in the first four months of the year cargo was up YOY by 7.4 per cent across Europe’s gateways – with European Union airports up 6.8 per cent and non-EU airports up 11.5 per cent.

Among those seeing a strong YOY uplift in April were Heathrow Airport with 8.6 per cent to 137,979 tonnes, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (pictured above) with 6.3 per cent to 146,344 tonnes and Frankfurt Airport with three per cent to 176,406 tonnes.

Other notable movers were Milan Malpensa Airport at 11.4 per cent to 50,954 tonnes, Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport with 16.1 per cent to 18,048 tonnes and Madrid Barajas International Airport with 6.5 per cent to 36,912 tonnes.

Those seeing a fall in April included Oslo Airport with 5.7 per cent to 9,210 tonnes, Vienna International Airport by three per cent to 17,531 tonnes and Helsinki Airport by 14.6 per cent to 12,978 tonnes.