Brussel Airport saw cargo volumes drop by 14% in April compared to April 2021 – but was up 22% compared to the same period in 2019.
The full cargo segment declined by 30%, while belly cargo rose by 58% due to the increase in the number of passenger flights. Cargo-only passenger flights accounted for 39% of full cargo flights.
Integrator services also declined by 17% due to slower growth in the Western European e-commerce market and the temporary reallocation of certain flights to other airports. In addition, trucked air cargo volumes fell by 14%.
Asia has again become the largest import and export region. while Africa is the second-largest import region and the third-largest export region, showing growth in both segments over the last year. North America is the third largest import region and the second-largest export region.
Since the start of global vaccine distribution in November 2020, Brussels Airport has transported 1.2 billion Covid-19 vaccines, making Brussels Airport a preferred hub for vaccine shipments.
The airport welcomed more than 1.5 million passengers during April, an increase of 527% compared to April 2021 – the highest number of passengers since the start of the crisis in March 2020.