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Antonov 225 takes-off from Leipzig

Antonov 225 takes-off from Leipzig

Leipzig/Halle Airport welcomed an Antonov 225 aircraft on Friday (December 11) which was transporting 185 tonnes of machinery to China.

This is was the 18th visit by the world’s largest aircraft, which is the only one of its class and it was loaded with about 185 tonnes of machine elements following its landing.

The work was carried out by PortGround, a subsidiary of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG; the company specialises in handling aircraft and freight.

The departure to China left at 08.00h and is is due to repeat this operation on 16 and 17 December.

Leipzig/Halle Airport handled 910,708 tonnes of airfreight in 2014 and is Germany’s second largest cargo airport.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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