2021: air freight volumes continue to soar at Leipzig/Halle Airport

Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport increased by 15 percent from approx. 1.3 to almost 1.6 million tonnes in 2021. This set a new record high. The growth during the fourth quarter was particularly significant. A new record was set in terms of volumes in each of the months of October, November and December.

The figure in December was 149,123 tonnes, which represents an increase of 5.8 percent compared to the same month in the previous year.

“The constant increase in air freight volumes is not just contributing to the economic development of our corporate group. Increasing quantities of cargo, growth in employment and new companies setting up in business have also made a long-term impact. The whole of Central Germany is benefitting from this. We’re expecting growth in freight volumes in 2022 too,” says Götz Ahmelmann, CEO of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, and adds, “We’re hoping that passenger traffic will continue to recover too – depending on how the pandemic develops – and this also includes business travel. Demand here is still below our expectations in contrast to tourist flights to warm water destinations.”

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