Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Strong surge in freight tonnage at Frankfurt-Hahn

Strong surge in freight tonnage at Frankfurt-Hahn

In the first half of 2017, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport saw a strong increase in its cargo business – as it recorded record growth of more than 50 per cent.

The German gateway handled 49,000 tonnes of freight from January to June – a gain of 52 per cent compared with the first six months of 2016.  In June alone, the airport reports 8,670 tonnes, a rise of 101 per cent compared to June 2016.

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport senior vice president for cargo sales and business development, Roger Scheifele says: “All signs point toward growth.“

During the last few months, the two biggest cargo-clients of Hahn Airport, Silk Way Airlines und Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) have increased their freight volumes. Silk Way has seen a growth of 10 per cent in its numbers of flights. Etihad has also added two weekly connections.

Scheifele is also pleased with the development of the cargo flights by the logistics company Senator International and Air Atlanta Icelandic that started off last year.

“With two weekly connections to the USA we see a stable development with the potential of more growth for this client,“ says Scheifele.

The growth in the cargo business is also based on a strong charter business. “The continued hard work of the sales team has led to the acquisition of numerous new customers,“ says Scheifele. He adds: “Time and time again, we prove our particular expertise in this field.“

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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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