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Leipzig-Halle Airport


Cloud computing in logistics

Leipzig/Halle Airport is supporting the applied R&D-project of “cloud computing in logistics” as associate partner. The new system will enhance the airport’s global competitiveness and can benefit from the know-how and processes of a modern and globally acting airport. Based on a mutally compatible „cloud architecture”, as one of the work packages, the physical infrastructure and processes of the airport will be optimized virtually. Location specific programming will be carried out. The Leipzig/Halle airport is one of the responsible partners for the establishment of the data cloud, for example in the field of air cargo.

Europe’s Dynamic Cargo Hub

Leipzig/Halle Airport is one of Europe’s most modern airports. It has a high-capacity infrastructure at its disposal and is ideally connected to the rail and road network. Qualified staff ensure fast and safe loading of air cargo of all kinds.

Leipzig/Halle Airport is:

Leipzig/Halle Airport offers:

  • 24/7 service
  • Parallel runway system each 3,600 m long (CAT III b)
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Ideal investment conditions
  • Handling expertise for various cargo and aircraft types

Leipzig/Halle Airport: Traffic junction and cargo hub in the middle of Europe

Leipzig/Halle Airport has a parallel runway system allowing independent operation of the two 3,600-metre runways. Specific advantages such as the 24-hour operating licence for cargo aircraft and the central geographic location within the trans-European motorway network offer the perfect setting for companies in the aviation and logistics industry.

The airport has an Animal Export Center, veterinary and plant border inspection facilities and a hush house. The train cargo station provides ideal conditions for future-oriented, intermodal shipping of goods.

At present, more than 300 weekly flights depart to approximately 50 destinations in 30 countries. By handling more than 760,000 tons of cargo in the year 2011, Leipzig/Halle Airport is the number 2 in the ranking of all German cargo airports and among European’s top 10 cargo airports.

DHL’s European hub and home base for AeroLogic

Deutsche Post DHL operates the European DHL hub at Leipzig/Halle Airport. Since 2008, more than 50 daily DHL cargo flights have been using the airport to tranship up to 2,000 tons of cargo per night. Furthermore, Leipzig/Halle Airport is the home base for the new globally operating cargo carrier AeroLogic. State-of-the-art Boeing 777-freighters fly to destinations in the Middle East, in Asia and North America.

PortGround – Handling expertise at Leipzig/Halle Airport

PortGround GmbH, a sister company of Leipzig/Halle Airport, offers a wide range of ground and cargo handling services. The company employs IATA certified staff for handling aircraft of all types and cargo of all kinds.

Cargo Area South meets investors’ requirements

Leipzig/Halle Airport has commercial real estate areas available in flexible shapes and sizes. These offer diverse investment possibilities in the logistics or aviation-related industry. The 12-hectare apron directly connected to the Cargo Area South is linked to the runway system via separate taxiways. Further developed and greenfield areas with direct traffic infrastructure are available in the immediate surroundings of the airport.

The ultra-modern World Cargo Center with approximately 20,000 square metres of handling space is located in the Cargo Area South. Furthermore, a logistics security centre for transporting, storing and handling valuable objects and valuable industrial goods will be built here in the south.

Cargo route network: Leipzig/Halle, a cargo hub for goods from all over the world

A total of 56 cargo airports in 33 countries on four continents, including destinations such as New York, Cincinnati, Hong Kong, Delhi, Singapore, Seoul and Lagos, are served from Leipzig/Halle, Not included in the above figures are those AN-124 flights, which Volga-Dnepr and Antonov Design Bureau operate from Leipzig/Halle, as well as cargo charter flights.

More than 760.000 tonnes of cargo were handled at Leipzig/Halle in 2011. The airport climbed up to second place in Germany and has thus been able to strengthen its position among the top ten cargo airports in Europe.

Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding

Leipzig/Halle Airport is a Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG company. Mitteldeutsche Flughafen Aktiengesellschaft was founded on 1 January 2001. Under the umbrella of this holding company three independent subsidiaries operate the actual airport business at the Leipzig/Halle and Dresden sites. These three companies are Flughafen Leipzig/Halle GmbH, Flughafen Dresden GmbH and the handling company PortGround GmbH, which performs ground services at the two airports.


Flughafen Leipzig/Halle GmbH
Terminalring 11
D-04435 Flughafen Leipzig-Halle

Mr Dr. Mirko Hoppe
Phone: +49 (0)341 224 1003
Fax: +49 (0)341 224 1161