Integrator growth offsets maindeck plummet at Brussels
Full-freighter volumes plummeted 38.6 per cent to 8,268 tonnes, but this was compensated for by the continued growth in the integrator segment (DHL), which saw 32 per cent growth recorded in July to 16,732 tonnes.
August 9, 2014
By Donald Urquhart
Cargo volumes carried from Brussels Airport stabilised in the month of July, down slightly by 0.8 per cent year-on-year to 36,883 tonnes with belly cargo seeing a 7.4 per cent increases to 11,882 tonnes, confirming what the airport said was the positive trend started at the end of last year.
Full-freighter cargo, however, remains under pressure worldwide the airport said, as main deck volumes plummeted 38.6 per cent to 8,268 tonnes. But it also noted this was compensated for by the continued growth in the integrator segment (DHL). The 32 per cent growth recorded in July to 16,732 tonnes is in line with the upward trend it has maintained for the last 19 months.
Passenger volumes in July hit a historical high, reaching 2.3 million passengers in the month, a y-o-y growth of 14.8 per cent. The overall number of flights grew by 8.6 per cent