Freight volumes have hit an all time high at Munich Airport, handling 180,000 tonnes in the first half of 2017.
The sector has grown nine per cent year-on-year and comes as passenger numbers top 20 million in the first half of the year, the same number as it handled for the whole of 1999.
Munich Airport says the outlook is positive helped by strategic moves by the Lufthansa Group to station the first 15 of its 25 new Airbus A350s in Munich, which will be joined by five Airbus A380s in the summer of 2018, and the decision by Eurowings to station aircraft in Munich.
The airport has been open for 25 years, and Munich Airport president and chief executive officer, Dr Michael Kerkloh says the hub is “looking stronger than ever before”.
He says: “With the foreseeable increases in intercontinental traffic, our high-quality airport will attain a new standard of quality in the coming years. We will then be equally well positioned as a hub across all traffic segments.”
“We’re now in the enviable position of being poised to add more chapters to our success story for the next 25 years – in the interests of Bavaria and the people who live here.”