ACI Europe: Strong growth continues in November

Frankfurt Airport Cargo City South

Freight traffic has remained consistent across Europe with growth of 8.6 per cent in November, Airports Council International (ACI) Europe reports.

The association says growth has been stronger at non-European Union (EU) airports, up 12.7 per cent year-on-year, with EU hubs also performing well, up 7.9 per cent.

Freight volumes have been strong throughout the year with year-to-date growth of 8.8 per cent, with non-EU airports leading the way at 15.5 per cent, and EU hubs by 7.8 per cent.

In November, Frankfurt Airport remained the biggest freight hub in Europe with 4.8 per cent growth to 189,180 tonnes, followed by Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport growing 2.1 per cent to 182,207 tonnes.

London Heathrow Airport volumes surged 11.8 per cent to 154,364 tonnes, while Amsterdam Airport Schiphol dipped by 0.9 per cent to 145,153 tonnes.

On a year-to-date basis, Frankfurt was up 4.9 per cent to 1.94 million tonnes, Paris by 2.5 per cent to 1.81 million tonnes, Schiphol by 6.6 per cent to 1.61 million tonnes and Heathrow by 10.5 per cent to 1.55 million tonnes.