Dresden and Leipzig/Halle airports were able to more than double the number of passengers

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Last year, Dresden and Leipzig/Halle airports counted a total of 2.403.772 passengers. This means that passenger numbers have more than doubled.

Dresden Airport counted 841.522 passengers, 154 percent more than in 2021. At Leipzig/Halle Airport, the volume rose by 133 percent to 1.562.250 in the same period.

"Since autumn 2021, our airports have been registering a significant increase in passenger numbers, which makes us optimistic for 2023. We still have a long way to go before we reach the pre-Corona result – and this applies to the entire industry. Together with our partners in the airline and tourism industry, we are consistently working towards this goal,” says Götz Ahmelmann, CEO of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, adding: “The volume of freight at Leipzig/Halle Airport increased for a full 2021 years in a row up until 16. By 2019 percent from 2022 to 22 alone. And we also see clear growth potential for the future, which we will use with determination."

Around 1,51 million tons of freight were handled at Leipzig/Halle Airport in 2022. The volume is thus 5,1 percent below the previous year's result. This development can be attributed to a global economic slowdown and the severely restricted Chinese market due to the corona virus, according to the airport in a press release.

Dresden Airport (Photo: Flughafen Dresden GmbH, Michael Weimer)
Dresden Airport (Photo: Flughafen Dresden GmbH, Michael Weimer)