Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport have grown for the 14th year in succession, driven by DHL’s express services, as well as charter flights.
In 2018, Europe’s fifth largest cargo hub handled 1.2 million tonnes of airfreight, representing growth of 7.3% over the previous year.
The continued growth has been praised by Saxony’s economic affairs and transport minister, Martin Dulig who says: “We want to continue this success story with more international cooperation arrangements and continue to strengthen Saxony as a business centre.”
He adds: “The agreement with Hanoi Airport, which was signed recently during my trip to Vietnam, is designed to open up new doors in south-east Asia. Vietnam is one of the dynamically developing markets for e-commerce trade and logistics alongside China and is also generating a constantly increasing source of goods and products.”
Gotz Ahmelmann, Mitteldeutsche Flughafen CEO and chairman of the boards at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports adds: “With an increase of more than seven percent, Leipzig/Halle Airport significantly exceeded the German average figure for volumes of air freight in 2018. Overall, the airport handled more than 1.2 million tonnes of cargo – more than ever before in one year. This growth is particularly based on DHL’s express freight business. However, the cargo and special charter services also continued to develop far above average.”