Moscow´s Sheremetyevo International Airport has announced mail and cargo growth of 8.8% in the first quarter 2020, the company said.
The airport reported it handled more than 73 thousand tons of cargo and 11.5 thousand tons of mail in the first quarter of 2020, an increase of by 9.3% for goods and 6% for mail over the same period in 2019.
Sheremetyevo LLC Moscow Cargo, the airport´s main cargo operator, handled about 75% of the airport´s total cargo traffic, some 63.5 thousand tons of cargo and mail, a 12% increase compared to the same period in 2019.
The increase in volume at Sheremetyevo is due primarily to an increase of 11.6% in cargo turnover on domestic airlines compared to 2019. Transportation on domestic airlines increased by 2.6%.
The largest growth in international flights in the first quarter of 2020 was in export cargo transported via Sheremetyevo, which increased by 37.9% in volume compared to the same period in 2019. The flow of imported cargo on international flights also increased noticeably, by about 12.5%. The volume of the international airline transfers increased by 4.5%.
Inbound cargo traffic on domestic flights, decreased by 19%, while outbound cargo traffic increased by about 9.3%. The volume of transfer cargo on domestic flights increased by 2.6% compared to last year. The increased cargo volume in the first quarter of 2020 was caused by growth in traffic on flights of Sheremetyevo´s strategic partner, Aeroflot Group, which is serviced at the Moscow Cargo terminal. Cargo traffic by Aeroflot and Russia Airline in the first quarter increased by 11.6%.