Finally, ranking as the top European airport for freight traffic last year is none other than Frankfurt Airport – often known as Europe’s busiest cargo airport. Operating true to its title and ranking, the airport handled approximately 2.0 million tons of cargo.
However, it would be pretty ironic to learn that despite handling so much cargo, last year’s number was a massive 13.3% decline from 2021 and an estimated 5.6% decline from 2019. As with every other airport within the region, Frankfurt Airport was heavily affected by airspace restrictions, the closure of China, and the overall economic slowdown due to inflation.
With the air cargo industry seeing more of an upward trend again this year, Frankfurt Airport is optimistic about the growth of its cargo operations. Although it did not see an increase in cargo volumes during the run-up to the Lunar New Year, the airport is sure that capacity will increase with demand set to grow throughout the year.