Central German airports: Significantly more passengers and freight in the first quarter

Leipzig / Halle Airport (Photo: Leipzig / Halle Airport GmbH, Uwe Schossig).
Leipzig / Halle Airport (Photo: Leipzig / Halle Airport GmbH, Uwe Schossig).

Central German airports: Significantly more passengers and freight in the first quarter

Leipzig / Halle Airport (Photo: Leipzig / Halle Airport GmbH, Uwe Schossig).
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After the pandemic-related slumps in previous years, Leipzig/Halle and Dresden Airports reported significant increases in passenger numbers in the first quarter of 2022.

Overall, the number of passengers at both airports rose to 211.592 compared to 11.666 in the same period of 2021. Cargo volume is also continuing to grow. At 21.658, the number of flight movements in the first quarter was also higher than the figure for the previous year with 18.037 take-offs and landings.

From January to March 2022 the airport counted Leipzig / Halle 137.981 passengers. In the period of the previous year there were 5.131. Cargo volume was 385.438 tons in the first quarter, an increase of 7,3 percent. In 2021, throughput at Europe's fourth-largest cargo airport set a new record at around 1,6 million tons. The number of flight movements in 12,9 rose by 2022 percent to 18.352.

Am Dresden Airport 73.611 passengers were counted in the first three months of this year. In the same period of the previous year, there were 6.535. The number of take-offs and landings increased by 85,8 percent to 3.306. 

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