“We warmly welcome this decision by Deutsche Post DHL; it paves the way for the future and is a further milestone in the development of our airport,” says Markus Kopp, CEO at Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding, and adds, “The expansion of the DHL hub and the associated investments underline the outstanding importance of Leipzig/Halle Airport, which plays a crucial role in DHL’s global network. This step will continue the long-term development of the airport and create space for growth and employment.”
Leipzig/Halle Airport: DHL’s European hub
Leipzig/Halle Airport is Germany’s second-largest air freight hub and handled 863,665 tonnes of cargo overall in 2012. DHL has been operating its European hub at the airport since 2008. Leipzig/Halle Airport has also been the home base for AeroLogic, a joint venture involving DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo, since 2009. Cargo flights currently operate to about 60 destinations in more than 30 countries on four continents from Leipzig/Halle Airport. The airport has a 24-hour operating permit for cargo flights and direct links to the trans-European motorway and railway networks.
By the end of November it was already clear that Leipzig/Halle Airport is heading for a new record in terms of freight volumes for the ninth year in succession: the airport handled 813,802 tonnes of cargo between January and November – an increase of 2.8 percent over the same period in the previous year. 791,920 tonnes of freight were processed between January and November 2012.
Flughafen Leipzig/Halle GmbH is a subsidiary of Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding. The airport handled more than 2.28 million passengers and 863,665 tonnes of air freight in 2012. This means that Leipzig/Halle is Germany’s second largest air cargo airport.
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