For the third consecutive month, air freight saw an increase in volumes transported, up +4.7% compared with August 2019. With this result, Brussels Airport is doing a lot better than the overall trend since, on a global scale, freight volume is continuing to fall largely due to the very steep decrease in belly cargo, i.e. the cargo on board of passenger aircraft, which covers 50% of the volumes transported around the world.
Express services recorded an increase of +18.7%, while full cargo volumes are increasing by +72.8%. These strong increases compensate for the lack of freight capacity on board of passenger aircraft (-62%).