Brussels Airport’s cargo tonnage fell year-on-year by a significant 10.5 per cent in July to 55,552 tonnes with falls across the business.
The Belgian airport said the decline can be seen in all segments and is largely due to growing economic insecurity, as confirmed by global statistics published by IATA.
In July 2019, freighter traffic experienced a sharp drop of 20 per cent compared to July last year, mainly due to the departure of some airlines at the beginning of the year.
Integrator services, on the other hand, fell by 4.1 per cent, a slightly smaller decline than in recent months thanks to a reduction in air traffic control disruptions.
Belly cargo fell by 6.4 per cent, while trucked cargo fell sharply by 13.5 per cent.
In the first seven months of 2019, tonnage fell 9.4 per cent to 389,473 tonnes with declines in all segments. Freighter traffic fell 16.7 per cent, belly cargo 3.6 per cent, integrator freight 9.7 per cent and trucked cargo 7.8 per cent.