Another record in cargo traffic at Chopin Airport

Chopin Airport cargo - photo Dariusz Klosinski

In 2015 cargo traffic at Chopin Airport was up by 9%. The Warsaw airport handled a total of 58,284 tonnes of freight in the twelve months of 2015, including 57,735 tonnes internationally (9.4%) and 548 tonnes domestically (-20.3%). Imports exceeded exports, with 32,440 tonnes and 25,844 tonnes respectively.

[Chart 1] Freight in 2015, in kg (on board of any aircraft operated to/from Chopin Airport):

Departures

Arrivals

Total

Change
2015/2014

Cargo [kg]

Total

25 844 334

32 439 708

58 284 042

8,99%

Int’l flights

25 491 947

32 243 640

57 735 587

9,38%

Domestic flights

352 387

196 068

548 455

-20,29%

The most popular cargo destinations in terms of volume carried included: Leipzig (8,200 t), Cologne (8,000 t), Dubai (6,100 t), New York/Newark (5,800 t) and Chicago (5,100 t).

[Chart 2] Five most popular cargo destinations in 2015, in kg:

City

2015

2014

Change
2015/2014

Leipzig

8187,5

7130,5

14,8%

Cologne

7989,1

3589,7

122,6%

Dubai

6107,7

6078,0

0,5%

New York

5814,5

5218,1

11,4%

Chicago

5060,8

5185,8

-2,4%

The biggest cargo carriers were LOT Polish Airlines (21,000 t), UPS Airlines (9,500 t) European Air Transport (8,200 t), Emirates (6,100 t), and TNT Airways (3,000 t).

[Chart 3] Five biggest cargo carriers at Chopin Airport in 2015, in tonnes:

Carrier

2015

2014

Change
2015/2014

PLL LOT

20960,6

20788,4

0,8%

UPS Airlines

9547,3

5370,9

77,8%

EUROPEAN AIR TRANSPORT

8237,4

7172,4

14,8%

EMIRATES

6107,7

6050,3

0,9%

TNT AIRWAYS

3007,0

2440,8

23,2%

“In terms of cargo traffic year 2015 was highly successful. Chopin Airport has remained a leader in the Polish freight traffic for many years. Forecasts for this year also indicate that the demand for goods transported by air, to and from our part of Europe, will raise. We are talking to other cargo carriers who also show interest in opening regular services from Warsaw. We see a large potential for growth of this market segment and want to develop it further – says Andrzej Ilków, Chopin Airport deputy director and security affairs director.

[Chart 4] Air mail in 2015 on all flights in 2015, in kg:

Departures

Arrivals

Total

Change
2015/2014

Air mail [kg]

Total

8 181 244

5 889 230

14 070 474

-7,41%

Int’l flights

7 447 195

5 096 387

12 543 582

2,21%

Domestic flights

734 049

792 843

1 526 892

-47,79%

Air mail saw a slight fall (down 7.4%), reaching 14,100 tonnes. Domestic freight stood at 1,500 tonnes, while the figure for international traffic increased by nearly 2,2% to 12,500 tonnes. Exports continued to exceed imports, with 7,400 tonnes and 5,900 tonnes respectively.

The biggest quantities of air mail goes to Frankfurt, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. The biggest increase in volumes of the sent mail reached Paris (39.5%), whereas London dropped by 12.1%.

[Chart 5] Five biggest air mail carriers in terms of air mail quantity, in tonnes:

Carrier

2015

2014

Change
2015/2014

PLL LOT

7313,2

7617,5

-4,0%

Lufthansa

1741,4

1460,9

19,2%

Sprintair

1525,0

2922,5

-47,8%

Air France

746,9

429,6

73,9%

KLM

531,4

513,8

3,4%

[Chart 6] Five most popular destinations in terms of air mail quantity, in tonnes:

City

2015

2014

Change
2015/2014

Frankfurt

1583,3

1663,3

-4,8%

London

1486,4

1691,8

-12,1%

Paris

1160,8

832,1

39,5%

Amsterdam

888,4

781,9

13,6%

Copenhagen

660,3

589,1

12,1%

The Warsaw airport handles more than 70% of cargo traffic in Poland. The most frequently carried goods include: consumable parts and materials for heavy industry, pharmaceuticals, books and newspapers.

Source / Author: Chopin Airport

Photo: Chopin Airport