Leipzig/Halle breaks records as it flies past the million tonne mark


Leipzig/Halle Airport continues to break records with freight volumes passing 100,000 tonnes in a month, as it flew past the one million tonne barrier again.

It handled 105,110 tonnes of freight in November, an increase of 9.4 per cent compared to the previous year, marking the first time the airport more than 100,000 tonnes in a single month.

2017 is the second year running where volumes broke the one million tonne barrier, having handled 1.03 million tonnes between January and November, an increase of 8.1 per cent.

A lot of the growth was driven by volumes handled by DHL, which has maintained the largest hub within its global network at Leipzig/Halle since 2008 and has invested €655 million in the centre.

Handling services for express consignments, for which Leipzig/Halle is one of the most important transhipment sites in Europe, particularly increase in the pre-Christmas period due to seasonal influences.

The freight charter business organised by other logistics companies also continued to develop and register significant growth.

The network of routes for cargo flights covers more than 200 airports around the globe – and over 40 cargo airlines fly to them.