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Memphis International Airport and Leipzig/Halle Airport Form Strategic Alliance

Memphis International Airport and Leipzig/Halle Airport in Saxony, Germany, have formally agreed to a partnership that will feature an exchange of information and best practices between the two entities. The two airports signed a memorandum of understanding in a formal ceremony at Memphis International in September.

In the most recent rankings by Airports Council International, Memphis again ranks as North America’s #1 cargo airport and the #2 cargo airport in the world, second only to Hong Kong. Liepzig/Halle Airport is Germany’s second-largest and Europe’s fifth-largest cargo airport.

“Ultimately, one of our most important goals is to expand international cargo business and attract major cargo carriers,” said Scott Brockman, executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. “This regional cooperation with Leipzig/Halle Airport will allow each of us to learn more about how the other does business and put these lessons into practice.”

Markus Kopp, Chief Executive Officer of Leipzig/Halle Airport said, “Both airports will profit from this partnership. Connecting these two important air cargo hubs allows us to offer better service and to maintain the highest quality standards for our customers.”

Markus Kopp, CEO of Leipzig/Halle Airport (left) and Scott Brockman, COO of Memphis International Airport (center) formally sign the agreement while Michael Czupalla, District Mayor of Northern Saxony looks on.

Markus Kopp, CEO of Leipzig/Halle Airport (left) and Scott Brockman, COO of Memphis International Airport (center) formally sign the agreement while Michael Czupalla, District Mayor of Northern Saxony looks on.