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Antonov AN 225 transports gas cooler weighing 141 tonnes to Canada

A gas cooler weighing 141 tonnes was loaded on board an aircraft at Leipzig/Halle Airport today. The machine made its way to the airport from Berlin by inland waterway and low loader and two cranes moved the unit on board an Antonov AN 225, the largest aircraft in the world, using a specially constructed ramp. […]

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Leipzig/Halle Airport with new cargo scheduled route of ABC

Leipzig/Halle Airport is increasingly emerging as a freight hub for east-west traffic. The new air cargo route operated by AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) to Moscow is further evidence of this; representatives of Leipzig/Halle Airport provided the information after a meeting with their counterparts from ABC in the Russian capital. The mayor of Leipzig, Burkhard Jung, was […]

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Number of employees continues to grow: almost 9,500 people work at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airport

Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports once again proved to be powerful job engines in 2013. Taking into account local firms, services providers, public authorities and the Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG companies, 9,478 people were employed at the two airport sites. This represents a growth rate of 2.8 percent in comparison with the previous year. The main growth […]

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Leipzig/Halle Airport: freight volumes set a ninth record in succession

Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport set a new record for the ninth time in succession. Leipzig/Halle handled 887,101 tonnes of freight in 2013, an increase of 2.7 percent. “Leipzig/Halle Airport has continued to enhance its position as Germany’s second-largest cargo hub and has also reinforced its ranking as one of the most important air freight […]

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Leipzig/Halle Airport: Deutsche Post DHL announces expansion of its European DHL hub

“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 […]