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  December 21st, 2018 | Written by

New Freight Routes Prove Successful for Frankfurt-Hahn Airport

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  • CASIL confirmed Frankfurt-Hahn as the new hub for international air freight business initiatives. 
  • The new cargo flights to China are an important step in further expanding the cargo business at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.
  • "Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is ideally positioned for the freight business and a backbone of the German export industry."

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport’s new freight routes that connect Europe to China this month have showed significant growth for the airport, according to a release from the company today. The newly implemented routes are results of an air freight agreement between the airport and China Aerospace International Holdings Limited (CASIL) in an effort to support the distribution of Asian goods to and from and spurred a 58.4 percent increase compared to the previous year. This growth was seen primarily between January through October of this year.

Additionally, CASIL confirmed Frankfurt-Hahn as the new hub for international air freight business initiatives. This air freight agreement is one of many implemented this year by the CASIL to support the Chinese “One Belt, One Road” initiative.

“The new cargo flights to China are an important step in further expanding the cargo business at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. With its 24-hour operating permit, flexible slots and fast handling, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is ideally positioned for the freight business and a backbone of the German export industry,” says Christoph Goetzmann, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn GmbH.

With 24-hour operations and roughly 127,000 tons of of freight recorded in 2017, the airport’s continued growth is projected to be a success as the new year approaches and more freight comes through as CASIL increases business.

Source: Frankfurt-Hahn Airport