Development of traffic at Airport Leipzig/Halle in 2018

freight volumes increase at Leipzig/Halle

Overall, 4,333,294 passengers passed through the two airports of Leipzig/Halle and Dresden, which both belong to Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, in 2018. This means that passenger numbers were 6.4 percent higher than in the previous year. Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport rose for the fourteenth time in succession and increased to more than 1.2 million tonnes. The number of aircraft movements at the two airports rose by 10.6 percent to 109,491 take-offs and landings.

Leipzig/Halle Airport
2,571,119 passengers passed through Leipzig/Halle Airport last year – an increase of 8.7 percent over the figure for 2017. This growth process was supported by developments in both scheduled and tourist traffic. The demand for destinations in Egypt, Greece and Turkey developed in a particularly positive manner. The number of aircraft movements at Leipzig/Halle Airport increased by 13.5 percent to a figure of 79,218 take-offs and landings.

Further significant growth in freight volumes
Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport, Europe’s fifth largest cargo hub, increased to approx. 1,221,429 tonnes in 2018; this represents growth of 7.3 percent over the figure for the previous year.

Saxony’s Economic Affairs and Transport Minister, Martin Dulig, comments, with a view to the 14th annual record for freight volumes in succession, “Leipzig/Halle has consolidated its position as one of the top five cargo hubs in Europe. We want to continue this success story with more international cooperation arrangements and continue to strengthen Saxony as a business centre. The agreement with Hanoi Airport, which was signed recently during my trip to Vietnam, is designed to open up new doors in south-east Asia. Vietnam is one of the dynamically developing markets for e-commerce trade and logistics alongside China and is also generating a constantly increasing source of goods and products.”

“Leipzig/Halle has consolidated its position as one of the top five cargo hubs in Europe. We want to continue this success story with more international cooperation arrangements and continue to strengthen Saxony as a business centre. The agreement with Hanoi Airport, which was signed recently during my trip to Vietnam, is designed to open up new doors in south-east Asia. Vietnam is one of the dynamically developing markets for e-commerce trade and logistics alongside China and is also generating a constantly increasing source of goods and products.”

Quelle: www.leipzig-halle-airport.de

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