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f+h Intralogistics 2/2016

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Ranking 1 Frankfurt on Main (Germany) Frankfurt on Main airport (IATA Code: FRA) is also called Rhine Main Airport in local slang and in its own description is titled Frankfurt Airport. It is considered to be Germany’s largest passenger airport and occupies first place in our ranking according to air-freight handled in Europe. The airport was opened in 1936, covers an area of approx. 2160 ha as well as having four runways for take-off and landing. In 2013 the tonnage shipped was over 2 095 000 t, which showed an increase of 1.42 % in comparison to 2012. The operating company for the airport is Fraport AG. 4 Paris-Charles de Gaulle (France) This airfield named after the French General and statesman Charles de Gaulle (IATA code: CDG) is the international hub for Air France and is situated some 26 km north-east of Paris city center. The airport is connected to public infrastructure by the high-speed TGV train amongst other things. In our European comparison this airport – opened in 1974 – with 1 494 900 t of freight shipped per year lies in fourth place, in which case freight handled from 2012 to 2013 was negatively impacted by -1.26 %. The area covered by the airfield is put at 3 500 ha, with four runways for take-off and landing as well as three terminal buildings. The operating company is Aéroports de Paris (ADP). 2 Amsterdam Schiphol (Netherlands) Lying four meters below sea-level this is one of the lowest airports in Europe. Having opened as early as 1916, the airport extends across an area of 2 787 ha with six runways for take-off and landing and one terminal building with three departure halls. In 2013 freight handled was 1 566 000 t – an increase of 3.64 % over the previous year. The IATA code is: AMS, the operating company is Schiphol Group. 5 Leipzig-Halle (Germany) Called “Schkeuditz” in the local jargon, Leipzig/Halle airport is situated some 16 km north-west of Leipzig and 22 km south-east of Halle (Saale) near the town of Schkeuditz. This airport covering some 1 400 ha was opened in 1927 and has two runways for taking off and landing as well as two terminal buildings. The company Flughafen Leipzig/Halle GmbH is given as the operator for this airport with IATA code: LEJ. From 2012 to 2013 an increase of some 3.7 % in freight shipped to a value 877 300 t could be recorded. AIRPORT LOGISTICS 3 London Heathrow (UK) London / Heathrow Airport (IATA code: LHR) occupies third place in our ranking with freight of 1 513 700 t being handled each year. From 2012 to 2013 however the airport showed a decrease in the annual amount of freight of 2.72 %. London / Heathrow lie some 24 km west of London and is operated by Heathrow Airport Holdings. It has two runways for take-off and landing and covers an area of 1 333 ha, as well as having five terminal buildings. The airport was opened in 1946. 6 Cologne-Bonn (Germany) At a distance of some 15 km from the cities of both Cologne and Bonn, “Konrad Adenauer” airport lies exactly in the middle between the two cities Cologne- Bonn. Although the area covered by the airfield is only 1 000 ha, there are three runways for taking off and landing there and two terminal buildings. The amount of freight shipped at 721 700 t per year lies in the middle of the ranking – however from 2012 to 2013 it showed a falling trend of -1.15 %. The opening of the airport with IATA code: CGN goes back to the year 1938. Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH operates the airport. f+h Distribution 2/2016

7 Luxembourg (Luxembourg) The international airport of Luxembourg (IATA code: LUX) – often called “Findel” unofficially after a small neighboring town – is the only international airport in Luxembourg. It was opened in the year 1947, although its beginnings extend back to the 1930’s. The operating company, the Administration de la Navigation Aérienne (ANA), looks after one runway for take-offs and landings as well as two terminal buildings − however Terminal B is not in use at the present time. With 673 400 t of freight handled in 2013, and with a growth rate of 9.44 % between 2012 and 2013, the airport displays considerable performance data. 8 Liège-Bierset (Belgium) The airport Liège-Bierset (with IATA code: LGG) is the classification for the Belgian (freight) airport, situated some nine kilometers to the west of the city of Liège in Bierset. The operating company is Liège Airport S.A, which runs the airport with its two runways for take-off and landing as well as one terminal building. The city of Liège and its airport covering some 300 ha are situated at the center of the Paris – Amsterdam – Frankfurt on Main triangle. 66 % of European air freight arising are handled in this region. Handling freight of 534 200 t a year and with a growth rate of 4.69 % the airfreight handling location in Liège occupies eighth place in our European comparison. 9 Milan -Malpensa (Italy) Milan Malpensa airport (IATA code: MXP) is the second largest international airport in Italy following Rome Fiumicino. Situated 46 km northwest of Milan it extends across an area of 1 100 ha. The first airport was opened by the aviation pioneers Giovanni Battista Caproni and Giovanni Agusta as early as 1909. The modern airport today has two runways for take-off and landing, two terminal buildings and in 2013 recorded freight of 430 300 t shipped with a growth rate of 3.87 % between 2012 and 2013. 10 Brussels Airport (Belgium) Brussels Zaventem Airport (officially Brussels Airport) lies 12 km north-east of the Belgian capital of Brussels in the Flemish region of Zaventem and for this reason is also called Luchthaven Zaventem or Aéroport de Zaventem. The opening of the airport operated by the Brussels Airport Company SA (IATA code: BRU) goes back to the year 1940. Air traffic is realized on the three runways for taking off and landing as well as in the two terminal buildings. In 2013 the weight of freight handled was 378 700 t – however this meant a decrease of 6.56 % in comparison to the year before. Between 2006 and 2007 Brussels- Zaventem was the most punctual airport in Europe. The 10 most highly performing freight airports worldwide 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Hong Kong Memphis Shanghai Seoul Anchorage Dubai Louisville Tokyo Frankfurt/Main Taipei Source: Eurostat f+h Distribution 2/2016

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