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Leipzig/Halle works closer with Cincinnati/N. Kentucky Airport

By control on November 18, 2013

Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany (pictured above) and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in the U.S. signed a cooperation arrangement to work more closely in the international airfreight market.

One of the central points in the future cooperation arrangement involves continually exchanging experiences and expertise. The cooperation deal also envisages an initiative for joint marketing operations.

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Leipzig/Halle Airport both see themselves as important airfreight hubs and areas for attracting new business. Two of the three largest DHL Express hubs are based at these airports, and Leipzig/Halle is Germany’s second-largest air cargo hub.

“The cooperation arrangement is a further step in making Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport more competitive in the international airfreight market,” Candace McGraw, the airport’s CEO, said. “We have great expectations from working with Leipzig/Halle Airport and are looking forward to the expertise that we will gain through this arrangement.”

“Networking is a crucial criterion for the success of airports like Cincinnati and Leipzig/Halle. As a team, we can improve both the service quality and also our services for our customers at the two airport,” Markus Kopp, CEO at Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding, said.

Mitteldeutsche Airport Holding is the umbrella brand of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG. The group has three subsidiaries: Leipzig/Halle Airport, Dresden International Airport and PortGround.