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15. December 2017

Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports: Traffic developments in November

Leipzig/Halle Airport: Significant growth in passenger numbers
Freight volumes exceeded 100,000 tonnes in a month for the first time and broke through the 1 million tonne barrier once again
Dresden Airport: Passenger numbers continued to be higher than in the previous year

Leipzig/Halle Airport: Significant growth in passenger numbers
Passenger numbers at Leipzig/Halle Airport registered double-digit growth in November this year and rose by 20.5 percent in comparison with the previous year to a figure of 156,536. In the period between January and November, the number of travellers rose by 7.9 percent to 2,239,694.
This growth process was partly due to the development of scheduled services. The level of demand for tourist destinations in Egypt, Greece and Tunisia also developed in a particularly positive manner.
The number of aircraft movements rose by eleven percent to 6,032 take-offs and landings in November. The airport handled 64,005 aircraft movements in all during the first eleven months of the year, 8.3 percent more than in 2016.

Air freight volumes exceeded 100,000 tonnes in one month for the first time – and the 1 million tonne barrier was broken once again
At Leipzig/Halle Airport  a new record for any month in its corporate history was set once again in November with 105,109.8 tonnes of freight being handled. Volumes rose by 9.4 percent in comparison with the same month in the previous year. This was the first time that at the Central German airport more than one hundred thousand tonnes in any one month were handled.
Cargo volumes also broke through the 1 million tonne barrier for the second time following 2016. At the airport about 1,032,708.6 tonnes were handled between January and November; this represented an increase of 8.1 percent in comparison to the same period in the previous year.

The growth process at the airport is primarily being driven by the volumes handled by DHL. The company has been maintaining the largest hub within its global network at Leipzig/Halle since 2008 and EUR 655 million have been invested in its centre. Handling services for express consignments, for which Leipzig/Halle is one of the most important transhipment sites in Europe, particularly increase in the pre-Christmas period due to seasonal influences.
The freight charter business organised by other logistics companies also continued to develop in a positive way and registered significant growth. The network of routes for cargo flights covers more than 200 airports around the globe – and over 40 cargo airlines fly to them.

Dresden Airport:
127,169 passengers passed through Dresden Airport in November, 0.8 percent more than in the same month in the previous year. 
The number of passenger rose by three percent to 1,593,542 between January and November, in comparison with the same period in the previous year. Growth in both scheduled and tourist traffic contributed to this positive development – particularly flights to destinations in Egypt and Greece as well as in Portugal, Italy and Cyprus.
The number of aircraft movements fell below the previous year’s level by 5.4 percent in November. There was a decline of 2.5 percent during the first eleven months of the year. Overall, the airport recorded 27,354 take-offs and landings. One of the reasons for this was the bankruptcy of Air Berlin, which had connected Dresden and Düsseldorf as many as four times a day until the beginning of June.

 

About Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG
Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding is the parent company of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG. The Group has three subsidiaries: Leipzig/Halle Airport, Dresden Airport and PortGround.
Leipzig/Halle Airport handled approx. 2.19 million passengers and about 1.05 million tonnes of air freight in 2016. This makes it Germany’s second-largest cargo airport. The airport is connected to the A 9 and A 14 motorways and has a railway station that is part of the central terminal. This ensures that passengers from Central Germany and beyond can reach the airport directly.
Approx. 1.67 million passengers passed through Dresden Airport in 2016. A link to the A 4 motorway and a local railway station ensure that passengers from the catchment areas of Saxony, southern Brandenburg, the north of the Czech Republic and western Poland can arrive at the airport and leave in comfort. 
PortGround provides ground handling, cargo and other extensive services around the clock at Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports.