More than 58,000 tonnes of cargo went through Chopin Airport in 2015, a 9% surge year-on-year and an all-time high for the airport.
In 2015 cargo traffic at Chopin Airport was up by 9%. The Warsaw airport handled a total of 58,284 tonnes of freight in the twelve months of 2015, including 57,735 tonnes internationally (9.4%) and 548 tonnes domestically (-20.3%). Imports exceeded exports, with 32,440 tonnes and 25,844 tonnes respectively.
[Chart 1] Freight in 2015, in kg (on board of any aircraft operated to/from Chopin Airport):
|Cargo [kg]||Total||25 844 334||32 439 708||58 284 042||8,99%|
|Int’l flights||25 491 947||32 243 640||57 735 587||9,38%|
|Domestic flights||352 387||196 068||548 455||-20,29%|
The most popular cargo destinations in terms of volume carried included: Leipzig (8,200 t), Cologne (8,000 t), Dubai (6,100 t), New York/Newark (5,800 t) and Chicago (5,100 t).
[Chart 2] Five most popular cargo destinations in 2015, in kg:
The biggest cargo carriers were LOT Polish Airlines (21,000 t), UPS Airlines (9,500 t) European Air Transport (8,200 t), Emirates (6,100 t), and TNT Airways (3,000 t).
[Chart 3] Five biggest cargo carriers at Chopin Airport in 2015, in tonnes:
|EUROPEAN AIR TRANSPORT||8237,4||7172,4||14,8%|
“In terms of cargo traffic year 2015 was highly successful. Chopin Airport has remained a leader in the Polish freight traffic for many years. Forecasts for this year also indicate that the demand for goods transported by air, to and from our part of Europe, will raise. We are talking to other cargo carriers who also show interest in opening regular services from Warsaw. We see a large potential for growth of this market segment and want to develop it further – says Mariusz Szpikowski, Chopin Airport CEO.
[Chart 4] Air mail in 2015 on all flights in 2015, in kg:
|Air mail [kg]||Total||8 181 244||5 889 230||14 070 474||-7,41%|
|Int’l flights||7 447 195||5 096 387||12 543 582||2,21%|
|Domestic flights||734 049||792 843||1 526 892||-47,79%|
Air mail saw a slight fall (down 7.4%), reaching 14,100 tonnes. Domestic freight stood at 1,500 tonnes, while the figure for international traffic increased by nearly 2,2% to 12,500 tonnes. Exports continued to exceed imports, with 7,400 tonnes and 5,900 tonnes respectively.
The biggest quantities of air mail goes to Frankfurt, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Copenhagen. The biggest increase in volumes of the sent mail reached Paris (39.5%), whereas London dropped by 12.1%.
[Chart 5] Five biggest air mail carriers in terms of air mail quantity, in tonnes:
[Chart 6] Five most popular destinations in terms of air mail quantity, in tonnes:
The Warsaw airport handles more than 70% of cargo traffic in Poland. The most frequently carried goods include: consumable parts and materials for heavy industry, pharmaceuticals, books and newspapers.