Freight volumes decreased by -13.8% in first-half 2022 compared to 2021 at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, but investment in smart strategies remains strong.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s total cargo volume for the first six months of 2022 decreased by -13.8% to 721,746 tonnes compared to the first sixs month of 2021, in line with global cargo trends.

Half year cargo 2022 figures show decreased throughput year-on-year, with inbound cargo volumes descreased by -17.5% to 364,376 tonnes, and outbound cargo volumes also descreased by -9.7% to 357,369 tonnes during the same period in 2021.

The top three destinations for cargo by tonnage were Shanghai, China; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Chicago, USA.

Freight volumes were shipped in two categories of flights: full freighters, which accounted for 65% of total volumes, and passenger flights at 35% of total volumes.

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