Brussels Airport has reportedly recorded rise in cargo volumes for the fourth consecutive month this year, from January to September volumes were 0.6 per cent higher than in the same period in 2019.
In September 2020, the airport reported an 18.9 per cent year-on-year increase air cargo demand.
Brussels Airport said in a statement that growth in all-cargo and express services balanced out the effect of passenger flights being grounded due to the pandemic.
“Express services maintained growth compared with last year (+33.8 per cent), while the increase in volumes in the cargo sector (+88.8 per cent) accelerated growth in airfreight volumes,” the statement added.
Also in September 2020, there was a 40 per cent year-on-year increase in the number of freighter flights operated at the hub.
During the first nine months of this year, the hub reported a 28 per cent year-on-year increase in number of freighter flights.
Brussels Airport said the number of cargo-only passenger flights (preighters) ‘remains constant.’
The statement added, “Imports and exports are on the rise. As far as imports are concerned, traffic from Africa is doing particularly well. On the export side, Asia is highly valued.”