Luxembourg Airport cargo volumes up by 16,4% in the first four months of 2017
May 9, 2017
Construction of 4 additional 747 aircraft stands started & new cargo promo video launched on YouTube
The first four months of 2017 saw an exceptionally high growth in airfreight volumes at Luxembourg Airport with 286,000 tonnes and a plus of 16,4% compared to the volumes during the same period of an already very successful year 2016. This growth rate exceeds the worldwide 14 % growth of airfreight according to the IATA first quarter statistics of 2017. The months of March and April saw exceptional growth rates at +22.1% and +19.4% respectively, growth rates not seen since the 2008 financial crisis.
To cope with this growth, the construction of the four new cargo aircraft stands capable to accommodate the Boeing 747-8 Freighter has started at Luxembourg Airport. One stand is even specially designed for the Antonov 124 aircraft. The first two stands will be available in April of 2018 followed by two additional stands in October of 2018. This new apron extension will be equipped with a hydrant refueling system allowing faster and safer fueling of freighter aircraft.
During the Air Cargo Europe exhibition in Munich, lux-Airport is launching its brand new cargo video titled “My platform for logistics”. The video offers an exclusive view into the daily airfreight operations at Luxembourg Airport. The video was made with the cooperation of all airlines and authorities at Luxembourg Airport using a drone and a helicopter equipped with hi-definition camera’s resulting in unique footage. The video can be viewed online on our website lux-airport.lu, on our YouTube channel, or by visiting lux-Airport at Air Cargo Europe in Munich, Hall B – Stand 314 to watch it on our screen.