Asia, NA down for Schiphol, but offset by other lanes

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s total cargo throughput in the first three months of 2012 have declined slightly, down three per cent below 2011 figures at 358,220 tonnes.


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Despite continuing shortfalls in its top two markets of Asia and North America during the first three months of 2012, gains in other markets have seen Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s total cargo throughput hold up, to end three per cent below 2011 figures at 358,220 tonnes.

Asian traffic at Europe’s third largest cargo airport for January-March 2012 was down 15 per cent on 2011 at 129,974 tonnes and although the region continued to dominate Schiphol’s traffic, its share of the total fell from 40 per cent throughout 2011 to 36.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2012.