Annual freight volume at Leipzig/Halle has already exceeded the 1 million tonne mark in August, according to the airport authority, Mitteldeutsche Flughafen.
Volume at Europe’s fourth-largest air cargo hub reached 1,025,187 tonnes, an increase of 18.4% compared to the same period in the previous year. The 125,050 tonnes processed in August alone represented an increase of 15.1% compared with the same month in the previous year.
The total amount of freight handled in the previous year set a new record at more than 1.38 million tonnes.
The airport is serving as a transhipment centre for medical relief supplies and protective equipment in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. Freight charter flights have transported millions of Covid-19 tests, for example.
The airport is also DHL’s largest hub in the world and the first regional air freight centre for Amazon Air in Europe.