BOSA are pleased to announce that we have recently opened an oxygen refill and repair station at Leipzig/Halle airport.
A few facts about the city.....
Leipzig is Germany's 10th most populous city with a population of 591,686 as of June 30th 2018.
It is located 99 miles southwest of Berlin and is often referred to as ‘The New Berlin’ due to its ‘hip urban culture’ and high standard of living.
It is an important economic centre in Germany especially for the automobile industry.
BMW and Porsche both have large plants in the north of the city.
In 2011 and 2012, DHL transferred the bulk of its European air operations from Brussels Airport to Leipzig/Halle Airport.
As well as being a DHL hub, it is also the home base for AeroLogic, which is a joint venture operated by DHL Express and Lufthansa Cargo.
Growth in the Freight Industry
Leipzig/Halle airport has seen a major growth in the freight industry, with DHL being the main driver behind the growth. In July, Leipzig airport released a statement saying;
‘more passengers, air freight and flights… concludes the first half of year with a month of growth’.
Now get ready for some facts and figures
1,878,698 passengers passed through Leipzig Halle and Dresden Airports during the first six months of this year which represented a growth of 2.1% over the same period in 2017.
The number of aircraft movements rose by 11.1% to a figure of 52,724 take-offs and landings.
If we focus on air freight volumes alone, they grew by 12.1% compared to 2017 with the figure for June 2018 coming in at 103, 867 tonnes, 9.8% higher than the amount recorded in June 2017.
Leipzig/Halle is seen as Europe’s fifth largest cargo hub. A statement released by Johanned Jahn, Spokesman for the Board of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG and Managing Director of Flughafn Leipzig/Halle GmbH said,
‘The significant growth in freight volumes underlines the potential at Leipzig/Halle, which offers ideal conditions for air traffic and logistics companies as a multimodal base at the heart of Europe’.
The airport has direct links to the Trans-European road and railway networks and has plenty of space and capacity for further development. More than 60 cargo airlines regularly use the airport every year as the airport has a 24-hour operating permit for these flights.
Leipzig/Halle is surrounded by several hundred hectares of building land with building rights already existing for some of it. This offers ideal general conditions and long-term planning and investment reliability for air traffic companies and those with links to the world of logistics.
BOSA has been involved previously with several Aircraft Maintenance projects at Leipzig/Halle and the potential for a base there became apparent when it was noted that there were no Oxygen refill or repair capabilities at, or near, the airport. Also, as it is a growing and developing airport the plans for us to expand our capabilities there are vast with the possibility of opening a filter cleaning and overhaul station and potentially get involved with Aircraft Maintenance further down the line.
As Leipzig is an ever-growing hub for both passenger and freight aircraft, we are hoping to build our customer base and extend our reach to the surrounding areas of Germany and beyond. This is a very exciting time for BOSA as we are an ever growing and evolving business and we are looking forward to seeing where this new move will take us.