FlyPharma Europe

FlyPharma Europe 2022 offers an exciting chance to see Leipzig/Halle Airport (LEJ) in action! FlyPharma attendees are offered a look behind the scenes with a site tour on Day 2 of the conference (21 September).

At this exclusive airport site tour, you will get an impression of Europe’s third largest cargo hub. After being picked up by bus from the conference venue, you will be taken to the airport and guided round the large airport area.

At the World Cargo Center (WCC) Christian Biseke, Director Cargo and Logistics of PortGround, will welcome you and show you round the WCC with its cooling facilities.

You will get an idea of what cargo handling means at Leipzig/Halle Airport and how it copes with all kinds of temperature-sensitive goods, even as complete aircraft consignments.

Attending the tour

All FlyPharma Europe delegates will be given the opportunity to attend the airport site tour. If you have not already confirmed your attendance on the tour, please email as soon as possible to reserve your place.

The tour will take place on Day 2 of the conference, 21 September, at 2pm. Please meet at the FlyPharma registration desk promptly at or just before 2pm to be met by the tour bus. There will be a security check conducted at the airport. After the tour, the bus will return attendees to the venue at approximately 3.45pm. Please note that luggage will not be allowed onto the bus to avoid additional security checks, but you are welcome to leave personal possessions safely at the venue until your return from the tour.

You will need to show your passport or other approved form of ID during the tour, so please bring this with you. You will also need to provide your passport and other personal details in advance of the tour. Please click here to find out more about the information we collect and how your data will be handled, and please email with any questions.

About Leipzig/Halle Airport

Leipzig/Halle Airport is Europe’s third-largest air cargo hub that has been showing steady growth and is now handling around 1.6 million tonnes of cargo per year.

LEJ has a 24-hour operating permit for cargo flights and is directly connected to the trans-European motorway and railway networks.

LEJ is DHL’s largest hub anywhere in the world and it is the first regional air cargo centre for Amazon Air in Europe. This makes LEJ one of the most important hubs for express and e-commerce shipments.

Overall, more than 70 cargo airlines fly to the airport and serve a network of routes, which encompasses more than 270 destinations around the globe. The airport handles as many as 1,200 take-offs and landings in the freight traffic business every week.

More than 12,300 people are currently employed at LEJ or at local companies and public authorities based there. This figure includes about 9,500 working in the freight handling, cargo airline, logistics and freight forwarding segments alone.

Airport with CEIV Pharma Certification

Thanks to the fact that its subsidiary PortGround has CEIV Pharma certification, LEJ is able to handle time-critical and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical shipments round the clock. The subsidiary of Mitteldeutsche Flughafen AG, which specializes in handling aircraft and freight, is also responsible for handling and loading vaccines.

Cool Chain Solution

Three individual temperature-controlled areas are available in the World Cargo Center at LEJ. These can accommodate the complete temperature-sensitive cargo from a Boeing B747F aircraft. The facility has direct access to the apron area and therefore guarantees short transport routes to and from aircraft and trucks.

LEJ’s cooling facilities allow parallel storage of both ULD and pallets containing pharmaceutical items, perishable goods and temperature-sensitive products that may not be exposed to frost or heat during transportation and storage. It is possible to store measuring apparatus and intermediate products for the semiconductor industry without any problems at the WCC too.

The refrigerated warehouse ensures ideal conditions for storing medical products. As a CEIV Pharma-certified facility, it fully complies with international requirements as well as the European Good Distribution Practice (GDP) regulatory guidelines. With three separate temperature controls (between +2°C and 25°C) three different levels of temperatures can be set. Alternatively, all cells can be set to the same temperature level, according to the customer’s requirements. Access checks, video and temperature monitoring guarantee the highest levels of reliability in the warehouse system.

Leipzig-Halle Airport Cool Chain Solutions – Temperature-controlled warehousing: LEJ Cargo (