The air cargo flow at Europe's key hubs has yet to reach its pre-pandemic levels
Air cargo volumes at several of Europe's major hubs remain much lower than pre-pandemic levels, indicating a stagnant market or, at best, a slow recovery.
The volume of airfreight and airmail handled at Frankfurt (FRA), Europe's largest air cargo hub, increased by 2.3% from July 2022, totalling 164,503 tonnes. However, this rise was mostly due to measures implemented to reduce freighter capacity in the previous year.
The airport operator, Fraport, highlighted that this figure remained significantly lower than the long-term July average of around 178,000 tonnes.
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