Montag, 16. Juli 2018

  • Pressemitteilung BoxID 641398

Ongoing growth in employment at the Central German Airports

Leipzig, (lifePR) - The increase in jobs at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports continues unabated. 11,348 people worked for local firms, service providers, public authorities and companies operating within the Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG Group at the two sites on 31 December 2016. This represents an increase of 6.6 percent compared to the previous year. The freight handling, aircraft construction and services sectors recorded above-average growth. The Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG companies themselves employed 1,121 people, an increase of 2.7 percent above the figure for the previous year.

The number of employees at Leipzig/Halle Airport increased by 6.5 percent to a figure of 7,884. Dresden registered growth of 6.8 percent to a figure of 3,464 employees.

“Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports are proving to be powerful, long-term job creators for Central Germany. Taking both sites together, there were 72 percent more people working there last year than in 2007. This dynamic trend, which reached a new record high in 2016, underlines the outstanding importance of the two airports for economic developments in the region,” says Johannes Jähn, Spokesman for the Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG Board, summarising the situation

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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