Central German airports are holding on to their workforce even in the corona pandemic. This is mainly due to the ongoing boom in the freight business. At the Leipzig / Halle (LEJ) airport location, the number of employees rose by as much as 2020 percent in 7.
Most recently, 14.667 people were employed by Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG and by neighboring companies and authorities. In 2019 there were 14.245, an increase of 3 percent. That is the balance sheet, which also includes the Dresden airport location. The two airports developed differently in the first year of the corona pandemic. While the boom in the freight business continues to have positive effects in Leipzig / Halle, the lack of tourist travel is pushing the numbers down for the first time in Dresden. The figures are collected on December 31st.
Leipzig / Halle Airport increased the number of its employees by 7 percent to 10.806 in the Corona year. Compared to 2010, the number of people in employment has more than doubled. The areas of cargo handling, cargo airlines, logistics and forwarding companies in particular recorded significant growth. Compared to 2019, the number of those employed in these sectors at the LEJ rose by 11 percent to around 8.200.
“The central German airports Leipzig / Halle and Dresden are among the most important workplaces and growth engines in the region, with employment effects far beyond the locations. To ensure that jobs remain secure even during the pandemic, we need a new start in passenger traffic as soon as possible. This includes an effective and easily controllable test strategy so that mobility that is safe for health is possible again, ”says Götz Ahmelmann, CEO of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG.