Cargo up 7.7% at Brussels Airport in February


Brussels Airport’s cargo tonnage grew by 7.7 per cent in February compared to the same month in 2016, which was fuelled by the freighter segment.

The gateway handled 40,696 tonnes, up on the 37,771 tonnes handled in the same month in 2016.

Freighter traffic few by a significant 42.4 per cent to 13,822 tonnes, up on the 9,710 tonnes in February 2016. The growth Brussels says was achieved with daytime flights and with a minimum of extra flights.

Integrator  cargo was 17,141 tonnes, up 7.1 per cent on the 16,004 tonnes in the same month last year.

Belly tonnage did though fall 19.3 per cent to 9,733 tonnes, down on the 12,057 tonnes in February 2016 – put down to the leap day effect and the departure of Jet Airways in March 2016.

For the first two months of the year it has handled 85,648 tonnes, up 14.6 per cent on the same two months the year previously.