19 “all cargo” airlines were operating out of Malpensa airport at December 31, 2018. The Malpensa cargo business is distributed among a large number of carriers; in 2018, 67% of the total cargo transported was shared by over 13 airlines. Among these was the leading international operator Cargolux, which maintained its lead despite a 15.8% drop in transported tonnage compared with 2017. The highest growth was recorded by Saudi Arabian Airlines and Turkish Airlines (equal to equal to +27.5% and +22.3% on 2017 respectively).
Overall, all cargo movements (freighters + couriers), the main driver of the cargo business, grew by 2.6% (+284 movements).
Malpensa – Volumes moved by the main cargo airlines (tons)
|Air Bridge Cargo Airlines||57,462||53,527||49,527|
|Federal Express Corporation||33,865||34,649||33,188|
|European Air Transport||29,682||28,752||29,334|
|Silk Way Group||23,654||23,224||23,774|
|Saudi Arabian Airlines||20,722||16,248||10,522|
|Cathay Pacific Airways||11,852||10,593||8,490|
|Nippon Cargo Airlines||11,663||23,520||20,554|
|Total “all cargo” activities (**)||395,830||421,129||387,196|
|Total Malpensa cargo activities||558,218||576,539||536,682|
(*) The traffic share of “Other carriers” for the years 2016 and 2017 changed due to a change in the top 10 carriers.
(**) The figure concerns volumes moved within “all cargo” activities only
The following table lists the top 10 airlines operating out of Malpensa in 2018 in terms of percentage volumes of total cargo.
Malpensa - % of cargo moved by the leading 10 cargo airlines
|Air Bridge Cargo Airlines||10.3||9.3||9.2|
|European Air Transport||5.3||5.1||5.4|
|Silk Way West Airlines||4.2||4.0||4.4|
|Cathay Pacific Airways||3.8||3.5||3.3|
|Saudi Arabian Airlines||3.7||2.8||2.2|