Brussels Airport cargo volumes increase to 0.4%

posted on 16th November 2023 by Eddie Saunders
Brussels Airport cargo volumes increase to 0.4%

In October, overall freight volumes at Brussels Airport fell by 3% compared to October 2022, reaching 64,220 tonnes.

After several months of decline, flown cargo volumes grew slightly (+0,4%), totalling 53,646 tonnes.

The full freighter segment fell by 4% while belly cargo increased sharply by 24%, thanks to the increase in passenger flights. Express services fell by 6% and trucked cargo volumes by 18%.

The main import regions are Asia (which recorded a sizeable increase of 31% compared to October 2022), Africa and North America.

The main export region is also Asia, followed by North America and Africa.

In October 2023, the number of flight movements increased by 3% to 17,313.

The number of passenger flights increased by 7% compared to 2022. There was an average of 142 passengers per flight, two more than in October last year, thanks to the use of larger aircraft and a higher seat occupancy rate per flight.

The number of cargo flights decreased by 8% compared to October 2022.