2008 good year for cargo at Paris-Vatry

Scheduled airfreight traffic at Paris-Vatry Airport last year increased by 10.5 per cent over 2007 with total tonnage handled at the airport in 2008 reaching 41,203 tonnes. The airport attributed the increase in scheduled freight to a number of factors, including: routes operated between Africa and Europe by Avient, the introduction by DHL from March […]


cargo tonnage Paris-Vatry Airport


Scheduled airfreight traffic at Paris-Vatry Airport last year increased by 10.5 per cent over 2007 with total tonnage handled at the airport in 2008 reaching 41,203 tonnes. The airport attributed the increase in scheduled freight to a number of factors, including: routes operated between Africa and Europe by Avient, the introduction by DHL from March 2008 of 16 weekly aircraft movements, as well services operated by Aigle Azur to Hassi Messaoud, in Algeria and Ceiba Cargo to Equatorial Guinea, each with one to two weekly frequencies. Scheduled traffic was complemented by buoyant charter activity with several flights dedicated to humanitarian relief, heavylift and outsize cargo, the airport said, adding that 2008 saw the world¡¯s biggest aircraft, the Antonov 225, making several stops at Paris-Vatry. The total number of movements increased by 45.8 per cent year-on-year with the business aviation segment specifically, recording growth of 32.5 per cent. The main feature of pilot training flights was the A380 which made regular visits throughout the year. Infrastructure development in 2008 saw a major extension to aircraft parking, the surface area doubling from 45,000m2 to 90,000m2. On the logistics side, a draft agreement was signed between logistics property developer Gazeley and the Marne Council for the construction of a 124-ha Magna Park.