Frankfurt-Hahn Airport handed 23,700 tonnes of cargo in the first quarter (Q1) of this year – a rise of 41 per cent on Q1 last year.
The gateway which was sold to the HNA Airport Group of China in March says both existing costumers and clients contributed to the growth.
Sales director, John Kohlsaat says: “We had a very good start to the year, but of course we are constantly willing to improve.“ His outlook for future growth is positive: “Our airport offers strong benefits for freight customers from all over the world.“
The airport has recently trained staff to handled live animal transportation in accordance with the IATA Live Animals Regulation and the EC Council Regulation and is looking to grow this segment.
Senior vice president for cargo sales and business development, Roger Scheifele says: “The demand is strong, and we would like to offer our clients maximum quality.“
This year, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport handled an export shipment of 85 horses on a Boeing 747 Freighter, testing its new service.
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is exhibiting at air cargo europe, which starts in Munich tomorrow and Scheifele says: “We are looking forward to meet new customers and to strengthen the bonds to our existing clients.“
The German gateway is located in booth 210 in Hall B1.