Brussels Airport has released its cargo figures for January. Last month, cargo volumes at the airport grew by 4% compared to January 2021 and even by 10% compared to January 2019.
The month was particularly busy due to high demand for air freight. This phenomenon was partly due to the disruption of global cargo supply chains.
Compared to January 2021, growth in freight transport continued mainly in the full cargo segment (+24%), but also in belly cargo (+51%), due to the severe travel restrictions and the resulting decline in passenger flights a year ago.
Integrator services, on the other hand, experienced a 25% decline, after the continued strong growth of recent months. The same goes for trucked air freight, which saw volumes drop by 8% compared to January 2021.
In total, since the start of vaccine shipments in November 2020, 900 million vaccines have been transported, confirming more than ever the role of Brussels Airport as the main European pharmaceutical hub.