Brussels Airport: cargo volumes stable compared to 2021

posted on 13th April 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Brussels Airport:  cargo volumes stable compared to 2021

The flown cargo volumes at Brussels Airport have remained stable compared to last year (+0.1%), the trucked volumes on the other hand saw a decline of 13%.

Cargo: slight decline of cargo volumes with 3%

In March, the total cargo transport at Brussels Airport decreased slightly by 3% compared to March 2021. The air cargo volumes remained stable with +0.1%.

The full-cargo segment showed a decline of -10% while belly cargo rose by 81.4% due to the increase in the number of passenger flights.

The express services saw a decline of 10% due to the weakening growth of the e-commerce market in Western Europe and the temporary shift of DHL flights to other regional hubs.

The trucked volumes declined by 13%.

Asia remains the largest export region and is the second largest region for import.

Africa is, for the second consecutive month, the largest import region, with volumes that are 30% higher than last year.

In March, the milestone of 1 billion handled Covid-19 vaccines was reached at Brussels Airport.

Since the start of the worldwide distribution of vaccines in November 2020, Brussels Airport has been the preferred hub for this important and delicate pharma transport.