Brussels Airport saw cargo volumes fall sharply in July, down 10.5 per cent compared to the same month last year. Brussels noted this decline can be seen in all segments of the industry and is largely due to growing economic insecurity.
The downward trend in cargo transport continued in June, reported the airport.
In July 2019, full cargo experienced a sharp drop of 20 per cent compared to July last year, mainly due to the departure of some airlines at the beginning of the year.
Integrator services, on the other hand, fell by 4.1 per cent, a slightly smaller decline than in recent months thanks to a reduction in air traffic control disruptions.
Belly cargo fell by 6.4 per cent, while trucked cargo fell sharply by 13.5 per cent.
Long-haul traffic increased by 4.0 per cent in July, on the back of strong growth of Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines and United Airlines. For short-haul flights, the strongest growth was recorded at Brussels Airlines, Ryanair, TAP Air Portugal, Aeroflot, Lufthansa, SAS, Air Arabia, Finnair, Iberia, Vueling and airBaltic.