Chopin Airport cargo traffic falls in first half of the year
Posted: 26 July 2012 | Warsaw Chopin Airport | No comments yet
Chopin Airport handled nearly 21,500 tonnes of cargo in the first six months of 2012, a 0.8% drop on the corresponding period last year…
Chopin Airport handled nearly 21,500 tonnes of cargo in the first six months of 2012, a 0.8% drop on the corresponding period last year.
Cargo volumes fell from 329 t to 324 t for domestic traffic (-1.4%) and from 21,100 t to 20,900 t for international flights (-0.8%). More goods were imported into Poland than exported: inbound cargo stood at 12,500 t and outbound at 8,400 t.
The airport saw an increase in the number of mail handled, with a total growth of 4.2% in the first half of 2012 (and as much as 6.3% for international flights).
The most popular cargo destinations included: Leipzig (3,500 t), Cologne (3,300 t), Chicago (1,500 t), New York (1,300 t) and Paris (1,000 t), with the biggest cargo carriers being LOT Polish Airlines (6,400 t), UPS Airlines (5,200 t), European Air Transport (3,400 t), Sprint Air (900 t) and Air Contractors (800 t).
Warsaw Chopin Airport is Poland’s largest airport. In 2011, it handled a total of 9.3 million passengers and 43,000 t of cargo.