Over 64,000 tonnes of goods transported through Brussels Airport in July

posted on 11th August 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Over 64,000 tonnes of goods transported through Brussels Airport in July

During the first month of the summer holidays, Brussels Airport saw cargo volumes down on last year (-14%), but up 15% compared to 2019.

In July, cargo transport at Brussels Airport decreased by 14% compared to July 2021.

Air cargo volumes fell by 13%, while the full cargo segment declined by 21%.

Full cargo flights with passenger aircraft continue to decline gradually, as expected, due to the recovery of passenger traffic.

Last year, this segment accounted for a significant volume of freight.

Express services were down 15%, as in previous months, due to a combination of weaker growth in the Western European e-commerce market and the temporary reallocation of some flights to other airports.

Cargo on board passenger flights increased by 11%, due to the increase in the number of passenger flights.

Finally, trucking volumes fell by 18%. Asia was the most important region in terms of imports and exports, but volumes were lower than last year due to lower available capacity and the temporary effects of warehouse closures in China.

Africa is the second largest import region and the third largest export region, showing growth over last year in both trade routes.

North America is the third largest import region and the second largest export region.