Tonnage up sharply at Brussels Airport

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Brussels Airport’s tonnage figures in September rose sharply year-on-year (YOY) by 8.5 per cent which the gateway puts mainly down to the freighter segment and it continues the growth in August.

The gateway handled 42,906 tonnes, up on the 39,533 tonnes in the same month last year. Freighter traffic was up 31.2 per cent to 14,657 tonnes due to Singapore Airlines Cargo, Qatar Airways Cargo and Ethiopian Cargo – the last two started operating extra flights in September.

The express services segment rose YOY by 2.5 per cent to 17,534 tonnes, up on the 17,104 tonnes which was put down to growth of e-commerce.

Bellyhold cargo dropped by 4.8 per cent compared to September last year, due to a decrease in the number of long-distance flights compared to September last year by the departure of Jet Airways.

After nine months of the year, Brussels Airport has handled 352,951 tonnes, a 3.4 per cent fall on the 365,402 tonnes in the same period last year.