Over the year as a whole, Leipzig / Halle Airport was able to increase cargo throughput by 18,4 percent to 1.025.187 tons. This broke the 1 million ton mark for the first time in the company's history in August.
In the last month of this year, around 125.505 tons were handled. This corresponds to an increase of 15,1 percent compared to the same month last year. Last year more than 1,38 million tons of cargo were handled, a new record.
The number of flights in freight traffic grew by 25,8 percent to over 40.000 in the first eight months of the year. A total of over 80 freight airlines head for the airport and serve a route network that includes over 270 destinations worldwide. The airport records up to 1.300 take-offs and landings in freight traffic every week.
The airport is the world's largest hub for DHL and the first regional air freight center of Amazon Air in Europe. This makes the airport one of the most important hubs for express and e-commerce shipments.