Half year cargo figures for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol show increased throughput year-on-year, with inbound freight tonnage up an average of 29.5 percent and outbound up 25.7 percent compared to the first six months of 2020.

Schiphol processed 837,671 tonnes of cargo from January to June 2021, up 27.7 percent on the same period last year, with 572,111 tonnes on freighter flights, up 23.4 percent on the first half of last year and 265,560 tonnes in bellyhold, up 38.10 percent on the same period last year.

Pre-pandemic cargo figures for the first six months of 2019 were 385,319 tonnes for inbound and 382,200 tonnes for outbound cargo.

Full freighter flights for the first six months of 2021 were up 23.5 percent year-on-year at 12,691 flights, with bellyhold flights down 30.6 percent at 73,346 flights.

Pre-pandemic figures for the first half of 2019 were 412,372 tonnes carried on 6,938 full freighter flights and 355,147 tonnes carried on 235,169 passenger flights.

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