Giant of the air lands at Germany’s Cargo Central

Leipzig/Halle Airport handled the world’s largest aircraft, the Antonov-225 on 30 November, carrying more than 500 pallets containing some 3.5 million Covid-19 tests. This was the 30th time that the unique plane has landed at the Central German airport, making it one of the most frequently visited by the AN-225 anywhere in the world. There are plans for the AN-225 to continue flying to Germany during the next few weeks. The aircraft was ... [+]

Antonov flies aid from Germany to Namibia

The world’s largest plane, the Antonov 225, took off from Leipzig/Halle on 7 July with medical equipment for Windhoek in Namibia. The cargo consisted of 530 pallets weighing approx. 70 tonnes. The airport’s PortGround handling subsidiary was responsible for loading the AN 225 in conjunction with the German armed forces. Alongside ... [+]

Home from Afghanistan

The German army is transporting equipment back from its mission in Afghanistan through Leipzig/Halle Airport, starting on 18 May with two helicopters on board an Antonov Airlines 124 cargo plane. The aircraft were being unloaded by handler PortGround, a subsidiary of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen. The Ukrainian airline has had two 124-100s ... [+]

Cargo booms at Leipzig

Cargo traffic at Leipzig/Halle Airport increased by 11.7% to 1.38 million tonnes in 2020, a new record high, said its operator, Mitteldeutsche Flughafen. Growth was particularly strong during the fourth quarter, increasing by 35% to 140,940 tonnes during December alone.Passengers passing through its two gateways, Dresden and Leipzig/Halle Airports slumped ... [+]

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