Samstag, 22. Oktober 2016

  • Pressemitteilung BoxID 543064

Developments in traffic at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports in May

Passenger numbers grow at both airports - air freight in Leipzig/Halle continues to increase significantly

(lifePR) (Leipzig, ) 394,865 passengers passed through the two commercial airports operated by Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, Leipzig/Halle and Dresden, in May. Passenger numbers at both the airports were therefore 7.5 percent above the level in the previous year. The number of aircraft movements at the two airports rose by 2.1 percent to a figure of 8,478 take-offs and landings.

Dresden International Airport

The number of passengers using Dresden Airport in May was 161,962; this was 2.4 percent higher than the figure in the previous year. The routes to Hamburg, Basel, Zurich and Moscow contributed to this growth process.

The number of passengers using the airport between January and May rose by 1.4 percent to a figure of 598,825. The number of aircraft movements rose significantly; 2,881 take-offs and landings took place at the airport in May, an increase of seven percent compared to the same month in the previous year.

Leipzig/Halle Airport

232,903 passengers passed through Leipzig/Halle Airport in May this year. The result was therefore 11.4 percent higher than the figure twelve months ago. This growth process was particularly due to a wider range of tourist flights, which were well used in May because of the many public holidays and extended weekends. The number of passengers using the airport between January and May rose by 2.5 percent to a figure of 775,854. The number of aircraft movements in May (5,597 take-offs and landings) remained almost exactly the same as in the previous year.

Further significant growth in freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport

Freight volumes increased by 5.4 percent to a figure of more than 81,942 tonnes in May this year at Leipzig/Halle Airport, Germany's second-largest cargo hub, in comparison with the previous year. As a result, 2015 is continuing the long-term growth process in the wake of 2014, which set a new record for the tenth time in succession; the figures easily exceed the German national average. Freight volumes between January and May this year amounted to 397,728 tonnes, eight percent higher than the figure for the previous year.

Über Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG

Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding is the umbrella brand of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, a public sector company. The Group has three subsidiaries: Leipzig/Halle Airport, Dresden International Airport and PortGround.

The Group handled 93,926 aircraft movements, about 4.1 million passengers and 910,874 tonnes of freight in 2014. The Group directly provided work for 1,078 people in 2014. In all, 10,115 people were employed at various companies and public bodies operating at the Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG airport sites in 2014.

Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding maintains a global cooperation network to work closely with partners in the international air-freight market. The company has been cooperating with the Shenzhen Airport Group and the Shanghai Airport Authority respectively since 2010 and 2012. Agreements with Memphis International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport followed in 2013. New arrangements were agreed with Kansai International Airport in Japan and the Henan Province Airport Group in China in 2014. The network was extended with a cooperation agreement signed with Airports Company South Africa in 2015.

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