Leipzig/Halle Airport recorded the strongest growth in volumes of air freight in September for eight years: the increase amounted to 18.6%. Overall, the airport handled about 120,758 tonnes of cargo. The air freight handled during the first nine months of the year rose to roughly 986,389 tonnes, an increase of 8.1%. This means that the significant growth at Europe’s fifth-largest cargo airport is continuing, even during the corona pandemic. Both scheduled cargo services and freight charter traffic are supporting this development.
LEJ: the cargo-friendly airport
With as many as 1,000 cargo flights per week, the air freight hub at Leipzig/Halle guarantees reliable logistic and supply chains for flows of goods between Europe and the rest of the world. Multimodal services are the key feature at Leipzig/Halle Airport. The airport is connected to the trans-European motorway and railway networks, both in a north-south and east-west direction. Among other things, this makes it possible for trucks to reach 15 European countries within eight hours from LEJ.