The European airport trade association, has reported a continuing “robust growth trend” during April, with freight traffic across European airports up 3.9% over the same month of 2017.
The number of dedicated cargo flights grew by 3.5% in April.
Freight throughput for European airports increased by 3.4% while non-EU airports’ traffic rose by 6.7%.
The top European freight hubs in April were Frankfurt, Paris Charles de Gaulle, London Heathrow, and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol . Istanbul’s Ataturk gateway came in fifth; its freight traffic rose substantially, by 15%.
For the year to date (January to April), freight traffic across Europe’s airports was up 4.3% compared to the same four months of 2017.