Brussels Airport recdords higher cargo volumes than pre-Covid levels, according to its March 2021 figures.

In March this year, the world’s busiest cargo hub experienced a 41% year-on-year increase in cargo volumes to 74,000 tonnes. Volumes in March 2021 were also 27% higher than March 2019, which was prior to Covid.

Full freighter traffic increased by 73% year on year and this growth could be observed for all existing airlines, the official spokesperson said in a statement.

Both import and export volumes increased, especially in North America and Asia.

Express services at the hub also increased by 65% year on year due to the positive impact of DHL adding extra routes in 2020 in order to support demand for e-commerce.

Trucked freight volumes increased year on year by 43% in March. 

The number of cargo flights was up by 46% year on year in March 2021. Brussels Airport said this was due to an increase in the number of cargo-only passenger flights operated at the hub.

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