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Europe's four prime cargo gateways are facing tougher times as the downturn in the global economy begins to bite into traffic throughput. These airports also have to overcome increasing capacity restraints on the ground.
For example, Germany's Frankfurt Airport had a continuous growth run of four years, which kept it ahead of the pack. But Frankfurt says the rapid growth has slowed considerably and that it will become much tougher to maintain any growth of its cargo business.
There are growth issues facing Charles de Gaulle, outside Paris, Amsterdam's Schiphol and London Heathrow as well.
Source: Air Cargo World, http://www.aircargoworld.com
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