Samstag, 23. Juni 2018

  • Pressemitteilung BoxID 637216

Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports start 2017 with positive developments in traffic

Leipzig, (lifePR) - The two commercial airports operated by Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, Leipzig/Halle and Dresden International, recorded positive developments in the first month of the year. 210,895 passengers in all passed through the two airports, an increase of 5.5 percent over the figure for the same period in the previous year.  

Dresden Airport registered 99,783 passengers during the first month of the year. This corresponded to an increase of 7.5 percent over 2016. Scheduled services on domestic and international routes developed in a particularly encouraging manner.

The number of passengers at Leipzig/Halle Airport increased by 3.8 percent in January to a figure of 111,112 compared to the same month in the previous year. In addition to domestic services, tourist traffic grew positively – apart from routes to Turkey. There were increases on the services to Egypt, Morocco, Spain and Portugal. Cargo volumes also continued to develop in an encouraging manner at Europe’s fifth largest freight airport. The amount handled at Leipzig/Halle rose by 6.9 percent to approx. 84,782 tonnes at the beginning of the year.

Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG

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

Leipzig/Halle Airport handled approx. 2.19 million passengers and about 1.05 million tonnes of air freight in 2016. This makes it Germany's second-largest cargo airport. The airport is connected to the A 9 and A 14 motorways and has a railway station that is part of the central terminal. This ensures that passenger from Central Germany and beyond can reach the airport directly.

Approx. 1.67 million passengers passed through Dresden Airport in 2016. A link to the A 4 motorway and a local railway station ensure that passengers from the catchment areas of Saxony, southern Brandenburg, the north of the Czech Republic and western Poland can arrive at the airport and leave in comfort.

PortGround provides ground handling, cargo and other extensive services around the clock at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports.

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