The volume of cargo handled in March, approx. 135,000 tonnes, signified an increase of 25.5 percent compared to the same month in the previous year.
The airport is increasingly being used as a handling centre for medical air supplies and protective equipment in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.
It has therefore regularly handled cargo charter flights that have been transporting millions of Covid-19 tests during the past few weeks, in addition to normal traffic.
These shipments included about 690,000 ovid-19 antigen rapid tests for schools in Saxony. Nearly all these cargo flights are being operated by passenger aircraft.