Friday, June 14, 2024

Leipzig/Halle Airport: the world’s largest aircraft transports aid supplies to Namibia

Leipzig/Halle Airport has become established as a central hub for logistics associated with shipping aid supplies during the pandemic. The world’s largest plane, the Antonov 225, took off from Leipzig/Halle Airport today flying relief items to Windhoek in Namibia. The aircraft is transporting medical equipment to enable the country to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. The […]

Leipzig/Halle Airport and Volga Dnepr set up Covid panel discussion

Leipzig/Halle Airport and Volga Dnepr invite people to attend a panel discussion session about the German contribution to distributing COVID-19 vaccinations around the globe. “What can Germany do to help distribute vaccinations around the globe as quickly and as fairly as possible?” This question is the central focus of a digital panel discussion session, to […]

Leipzig/Halle Airport: freight volumes continue to grow significantly

Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ), Europe’s fourth-largest air cargo hub, rose by 20.9% to a figure of more than 359,000 tonnes during the first quarter of this year. This means that the significant growth in freight operations is continuing in 2021 too. LEJ handled more than 1.38 million tonnes of cargo last year, which […]

Leipzig/Halle Airport: significant growth in cargo volumes in August

Freight volumes handled at Europe’s fifth-largest air cargo hub, Leipzig/Halle Airport, grew significantly again in August. Compared to the same month in the previous year, the volume of air freight rose by 12.7% to a figure of approximately 109,048 tonnes. This meant that the volume of cargo handled during the first eight months of the […]

Leipzig/Halle Airport: cargo handling hits new record

Cargo handling at Leipzig/Halle Airport, Europe’s fifth largest air cargo hub, increased last year for the fifteenth time in succession. A total of 1,238,343 tonnes were handled, representing year-on-year growth of 1.4 percent. In December last year, the volume increased by 2.9 percent to 104,365 tonnes compared to the same month last year, putting growth […]

Leipzig/Halle breaks cargo records in October

Leipzig/Halle Airport continues to break records with 6.5% growth in October, putting it well above the national trend. The airport handled 112,587 tonnes of cargo in October, up 6.5% and marking an absolute record for the month. From January to October, cargo volumes rose by 1.3% to 1.02 million tonnes, the 13th year of growth, […]

E-commerce to be handled digitally at Leipzig/Halle

E-commerce shipments arriving at Leipzig/Halle Airport are now being handled entirely digitally through Zodiak customs software developed by Dakosy. The Atlas Customs approved software is being used at Germany’s second-largest airfreight hub by ground handling service provider PortGround, a wholly-owned subsidiary of airport operator Mitteldeutsche Flughafen. About 70 cargo aircraft land in Leipzig/Halle a day, […]

Cargologic Germany granted Air Operator Certificate

Cargologic Germany has received its Air Operator Certificate from the German civil aviation authority, the Luftfahrt-Bundesamt, and is ready for commercial operations. The airline, based at Leipzig-Halle Airport will focus on providing short-term capacity to customers across Europe and aims to offer express air cargo services to integrators and e-commerce providers. Cargologic says it has […]

Volga-Dnepr to develop Leipzig/Halle as a multimodal hub

Volga-Dnepr Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitteldeutsche Flughafen to develop Leipzig/Halle Airport as a multimodal hub for scheduled and charter operations. The memorandum of understanding was signed in the presence of Saxon state minister of finances, Dr Matthias Hass at the 53rd International Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, France. Both companies […]

Leipzig/Halle to invest €500 million in cargo facilities

The supervisory board of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen has unanimously cleared the way for investments including a second cargo city in the northern part of Leipzig/Halle Airport. The shareholders agreed to investments in apron areas, logistics and office buildings in the northern and southern parts of Leipzig/Halle as well as cargo city, investing around €500 million over […]

Leipzig/Halle organises humanitarian conference

Leipzig/Halle Airport, working with the Volga-Dnepr Group and the Akkon University of Human Sciences organised a specialist international conference focusing on humanitarian logistics. About 60 representatives from research institutes, government and non-government organisations, logistics companies, airports as well as airlines attended the event held in Leipzig on the fringes of the OECD’s International Transport Forum […]

Panattoni invests in Airport Park Leipzig Halle

Real estate developer Panattoni Corporation have made a €40 million investment in Airport Park Leipzig Halle, the logistics park located 800 metres from Leipzig/Halle Airport. The investment to create the Panattoni Logistics Center will include acquiring 114,500 sqm of land. Work will begin in late summer 2019 to create 51,000 sqm of hall space, 2,000 […]

CargoLogic Germany joins BARIG

CargoLogic Germany has joined the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG), the Frankfurt-based association representing airline interests. The airline was registered last year as a company name and applied to the German Federal Aviation Authority for an operating permit and Air Operator Certificate. Its home base is Leipzig/Halle Airport, operating with a fleet of […]

Another year of success for Leipzig/Halle Airport

Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport have grown for the 14th year in succession, driven by DHL’s express services, as well as charter flights. In 2018, Europe’s fifth largest cargo hub handled 1.2 million tonnes of airfreight, representing growth of 7.3% over the previous year. The continued growth has been praised by Saxony’s economic affairs and […]

CargoLogic Germany takes delivery of first B737F

CargoLogic Germany has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 Freighter, landing at Leipzig/Halle Airport on 17 January at 2pm. The first aircraft was welcomed by CargoLogic Germany’s managing director, Ulrich Ogiermann and Dierk Nather, accountable manager for the airline. The German cargo airline plans to start flying from Leipzig/Halle with three Boeing 737s during […]

Leipzig/Halle signs MoU with Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport

Leipzig/Halle Airport and Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport have signed a memorandum of understanding to help airfreight grow between the two airports. The agreement creates the framework for long-term cooperation with a major focus on e-commerce and exchange of experience and information, as well as personnel. E-commerce in Vietnam is growing rapidly, with the volume […]

Leipzig/Halle flies past one million tonnes of freight

Freight volumes have shot past the one million tonne barrier at Leipzig/Halle Airport, growing at four times the average rate for Germany. Between January and October, Leipzig/Halle handled 1,012,448 tonnes of freight, up 9.1 per cent on 2017. October was also a strong month, with 6.3 per cent year-on-year growth to 105,697 tonnes. The growth […]

Leipzig/Halle continues to grow at double digit rates

Airfreight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport continue to go higher and higher with 12.3 per cent growth from January to March. The airport, which is the fifth busiest cargo hub in Europe, handled 298,532 tonnes in the first three months of 2018, and 107,428 tonnes in March alone, a record for the month. Leipzig/Halle registered 8.2 […]

Leipzig/Halle breaks records on its way to 13th year of growth

Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport have grown for the 13th consecutive year passing 1.1 million tonnes and setting a monthly record in December. Europe’s fifth largest cargo hub and the second busiest in Germany handled 1,138,477 tonnes in 2017, an increase of 8.2 per cent, and a monthly record was broken in December when Leipzig […]

Leipzig/Halle breaks records as it flies past the million tonne mark

Leipzig/Halle Airport continues to break records with freight volumes passing 100,000 tonnes in a month, as it flew past the one million tonne barrier again. It handled 105,110 tonnes of freight in November, an increase of 9.4 per cent compared to the previous year, marking the first time the airport more than 100,000 tonnes in […]

Volga-Dnepr delivers 30 ‘Mercs’ to Angola for president’s inauguration

Volga-Dnepr Airlines has used the special two-tier car racking system developed for its An-124-100 freighter fleet to deliver 30 Mercedes vehicles to Luanda in Angola for the inauguration ceremony of newly-elected president, Joao Lourenco. The 90-tonne payload was transported from Leipzig/Halle Airport on behalf of the Angolan Embassy in Germany. It consisted of a fleet […]

Leipzig/Halle continues to grow for the 13th consecutive year

Leipzig/Halle Airport has grown for the 13th consecutive year with volumes increasing by 7.7 per cent in the first nine months of 2017. Germany’s second largest cargo airport has handled 828,163 tonnes between January and September, meaning growth at Europe’s fifth busiest freight airport is continuing for the 13th year in succession. The airport passed […]

Leipzig/Halle Airport posts 5.5% growth in 1H 2017

Cargo volumes at Germany’s second-largest freight hub Leipzig/Halle Airport continue to grow. In the first six months of the year, the Eastern German gateway handled 540,984 tonnes, a 5.5 per cent increase on the same period in 2016. Europe’s fifth-largest cargo airport after Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Heathrow, has now posted increases in tonnage for 13 […]

VIDEO: Leipzig/Halle Airport’s Mario Patyk

AZura Productions interviewed Leipzig/Halle Airport’s Mario Patyk at air cargo europe to discuss opportunities arising in the air cargo community. Leipzig/Halle Airport is one of Europe´s top five cargo hubs with annual freight volumes of more than one million tonnes and it is Germany’s second largest freight airport. Visit for more information and to view […]

April tonnage growth of 4.6% for Leipzig Halle

Leipzig/Halle Airport grew its airfreight volumes in April by 4.6 per cent compared to the same month in 2016 as it handled 352,051 tonnes. Germany’s second-largest air cargo hub passed the one million tonnage mark last year for the first time handling 1,052,372.4 tonnes and became the fifth European hub to reach the milestone. This was a 6.5 per […]

New cool centre to open at Leipzig/Halle in April

Leipzig/Halle Airport’s new cool centre will start operating in April and is set to boost the gateway’s cool chain tonnage. Last year was a sterling year as the airport passed the one million tonnage mark for the first time as freight handled reached 1,052,000 tonnes. This investment is part of Leipzig/Halle’s efforts to continually and […]

More strong growth in January at Leipzig/Halle

Leipzig/Halle Airport started 2017 as it ended last year as its cargo tonnage surged by 6.9 per cent in January. Germany’s second busiest air cargo gateway and Europe’s fifth busiest – handled 84,782 tonnes, as it continued the strong growth it achieved in 2016. Last year, Liepzig/Halle handled more than one million tonnes for the […]

Leipzig passes one million tonne tonnage mark for 1st time

Freight volumes at Leipzig/Halle Airport in 2016 passed the magical one million tonne mark for the first time as the airport handled 1,052,372.4 tonnes. This was a 6.5 per cent increase over the previous year at Europe’s fifth largest cargo hub, Germany’s second busiest by volumes after Frankfurt Airport. The sterling year for tonnage was […]

Leipzig/Halle blasts past the million tonne barrier

Leipzig/Halle Airport has exceeded the one million tonne mark for the first time, reaching 1,002,875 tonnes on 14 December. Leipzig/Halle, which is the second-largest airport in Germany in terms of cargo and fifth in Europe, also set a monthly record in November, handling 96,081 tonnes, a year-on-year increase of 11.3 per cent. Express freight was […]

World’s largest aircraft pays 21st visit to Leipzig

Leipzig/Halle Airport welcomed the world’s largest aircraft the Antonov 225 on 10 November, which was transporting around 160 tonnes to Chile. This was the 21st visit for the An-225 to Leipzig and apart from its home base at Kiev Gostomel, there is no other European airport the aircraft it has visited more frequently. PortGround, which specialises in ground handling operations, […]