European airports see mixed growth

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Airports across Europe have seen cargo volumes increase by 1.2 per cent in October though the top hubs are still posting mixed results, Airports Council International’s October Airport Traffic Report.

Europe’s largest freight airport, Frankfurt Airport saw volumes fall by two per cent in October to 174,435 tonnes, while the second biggest, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport increased by 3.9 per cent to 171,000 tonnes. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol saw an increase of 1.3 per cent 147,246 tonnes while Heathrow Airport dipped by 1.4 per cent 132,575 tonnes.

Between January and October, cargo has increased slightly by 0.6 per cent. So far this year, among Europe’s top airports, Heathrow is the only one to be above where it was last year, with a 0.1 per cent increase to 1.2 million tonnes.

Frankfurt Airport has fallen by 2.8 per cent to 1.6 million tonnes, Charles de Gaulle is down by 2.1 per cent to 1.5 million tonnes while Schiphol has dipped by 1.1 per cent to 1.3 million tonnes.

Russia’s airports have continued to struggle with large falls in cargo volumes.

In Moscow, Sheremetyevo International Airport saw October volumes fall by 22.1 per cent to 11,834 tonnes and Domodedovo International Airport was down by 26.2 per cent to 11,178 tonnes.

Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg dropped by 26.2 per cent to 2,028 tonnes. Koltsovo International Airport in Yekaterinburg saw a relatively small fall of 2.1 per cent to 1,909 tonnes while Novosibirsk Tolmachevo Airport fell by 13.3 per cent to 1,933 tonnes.