DHL increases Ljubljana capacity


DHL Express has upgraded capacity on its four weekly cargo flights from Leipzig to Ljubljana. From now on, the airline’s freighter service will be operated with a wet-leased Boeing 767-200SF freighter jet from West Atlantic, instead of the usual Boeing 737-400SF. Ljubljana is DHL’s regional hub in south-east Europe. Jože Pučnik Airport processed 9.455 tons of cargo during the January - October period, down 7.5%. However, the reduction in freight is not unique to Ljubljana. Cargo volumes have declined at airports across the world this year, including at most capital city airports in the former Yugoslavia, in what will be the worst year for global freight since 2008. Weaker manufacturing conditions for exporters in Germany, softer regional economies, and ongoing uncertainty over Brexit have all impacted European operators, while trade wars are affecting freight providers elsewhere.