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 permanently stationed at Leipzig/Halle as part of the SALIS project (Strategic Airlift International Solution) since March 2006. [+]

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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