Leipzig/Halle breaks records on its way to 13th year of growth

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Leipzig Halle Airport

Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport have grown for the 13th consecutive year passing 1.1 million tonnes and setting a monthly record in December.

Europe’s fifth largest cargo hub and the second busiest in Germany handled 1,138,477 tonnes in 2017, an increase of 8.2 per cent, and a monthly record was broken in December when Leipzig handled 105,768 tonnes.

Leipzig/Halle Airport managing director and Mitteldeutsche Flughafen board spokesman, Johannes Jahn says: “Air freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport grew by more than eight per cent and reached a figure of more than 1.1 million tonnes; this was the strongest growth at any of Germany’s cargo airports.

“The growth is being particularly spurred on by the express freight business – but freight and special charter services are also developing in an above-average manner.”

Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding is the parent company of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen, which has three subsidiaries: Leipzig/Halle Airport, Dresden International Airport and PortGround.