Milan Malpensa reports tonnage slowdown in 1st half of 2019

posted on 9th July 2019 by Justin Burns

Milan Malpensa Airport has reported that the general slowdown in global cargo volumes which persisted throughout 2018 has continued into the first half of 2019.

The Italian gateway said tonnage was down by 6.7 per cent in the first six months of the year and on a rolling 12-month basis tonnage has performed only marginally better – down 4.9 per cent on the same period last year.

In 2018, Milan Malpensa Airport handled 572,774 tonnes, which was a 2.9 per cent fall on 2017, when the gateway processed a record 589,719 tonnes.

The airport’s operator is SEA and vice president of aviation business development, Andrea Tucci said: “It is not easy to predict how the cargo market will react at the moment, but we are confident that there will be a boost coming from the pharmaceuticals and e-commerce sectors which could lead to an air freight recovery in the last quarter of the year.”