Antonov 225 takes-off from Leipzig

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Leipzig/Halle Airport welcomed an Antonov 225 aircraft on Friday (December 11) which was transporting 185 tonnes of machinery to China.

This is was the 18th visit by the world’s largest aircraft, which is the only one of its class and it was loaded with about 185 tonnes of machine elements following its landing.

The work was carried out by PortGround, a subsidiary of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG; the company specialises in handling aircraft and freight.

The departure to China left at 08.00h and is is due to repeat this operation on 16 and 17 December.

Leipzig/Halle Airport handled 910,708 tonnes of airfreight in 2014 and is Germany’s second largest cargo airport.