In 2021, Cologne Bonn Airport grew in the two transport segments of passenger traffic and air cargo.
Cargo has once again developed disproportionately and ended with a record value. Cologne Bonn Airport's outstanding importance as NRW's most important logistics hub for supplying the population with medical goods, industrial parts, food and commodities for daily use was especially highlighted during the crisis,” explains Airport Managing Director Torsten Schrank.
The threshold of a million tonnes was only just missed in the cargo segment. In total in 2021, around 986,000 tonnes of products and goods were handled at Cologne Bonn - 14 per cent more than in 2020 and more than ever before. December closed with a record value of just under 94,000 tonnes. “Cargo is a stabiliser in the crisis and an important pillar of our business model,” Schrank continues.
A continuing positive development is predicted for air cargo, too: the threshold of 1 million tonnes of air cargo in a single year will be passed for the first time in 2022.