Air Cargo in Berlin

In the age of globalisation, the fast transport of people and goods to destinations all around the world is a decisive competitive factor. Air cargo has gained strongly in importance in Berlin in recent years especially as belly load on passenger longhaul flights and with e-commerce boom on freighter flights from integrators. In the last years up to 90,500 tonnes of air cargo were transshipped in Berlin.


40,000 tonnes of air cargo were transported by aircraft  and 4,500 tonnes of overnight airmail were flown. An additional 46,000 tonnes from the airlines and forwarding agents were processed as air cargo delivered by truck to the European hubs of the airlines via the air cargo facilities in Berlin.

Airfreight in Berlin: Growth through belly freight loading

Belly freight on long-haul flights to New York, Philadelphia, Toronto, Beijing, Singapore, Ulan Bator and Doha is the driving factor for growth of Berlin as an air cargo location. About 2/3 of the loaded cargo is in the bellies of the longhaul flights.


The UPS and FedEx cargo and the belly freight for the passenger flights of former Schoenefeld airport have been handled by the BER Cargo Center since August 2013. This facility is connected directly to the apron via a separate controlled access point. Besides Lufthansa Cargo, DHL, Kuehne&Nagel and Schenker three of the largest forwarding agents have joined others in relocating to the Cargo Center and utilising services there, relieving the burden on Tegel which was closed on November08, 2020.

Torsten Jüling

Torsten Jüling Product Manager Air Cargo

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