Fraport Group sees strong airport passenger growth at home and abroad

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Passenger numbers at The Fraport Group Frankfurt Airport (FRA) have continued to grow during February 2015 as Germany’s largest aviation hub welcomed 3.8 million passengers though its doors. This continued growth represents an increase of 4.6 percent year-on-year.

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For Frankfurt this passenger growth is due to an increase not only in domestic traffic but also a rise in demand for tourist destinations in Europe and North Africa. Cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) also grew in the reporting month, climbing by 1.8 percent to 162,068 metric tons.

Frankfurt Airport Terminal 2

Frankfurt Airport Terminal 2

Aircraft movements continued to decline by 1.5 percent year-on-year to 32,951 takeoffs and landings, reflecting the deployment of larger aircraft and higher seating densities. Simultaneously, accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) increased by 2.5 percent to more than 2 million metric tons. This has lead to the average MTOW per aircraft movement has significantly increased from 119.9 to 124.8 metric tons.

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Fraport Gtoup

The airports in group’s international portfolio have reported varying traffic results.

  • Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport (LJU) saw a 3.8 percent decline in passenger numbers to 72,265. Serving a total of 1.3 million passengers in the reporting month,
  • Lima Airport (LIM) in the Peruvian capital city achieved ongoing strong passenger growth of 9.6 percent.
  • Combined, the Fraport Twinstar airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast served 28,627 passengers – an increase of 2.8 percent year-on-year.
  • On the Turkish Riviera, Antalya Airport (AYT) registered 686,814 passengers – representing a gain of 6.2 percent.
  • St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport (LED) in Russia received 733,936 passengers in the reporting month, down 2.5 percent.
  • With 282,442 passengers, Hanover Airport (HAJ) in northern Germany achieved a gain of 2.7 percent.
  • Xi’an Airport (XIY) in China recorded particularly strong growth, with traffic soaring by 18.6 percent to 2.5 million passengers.

The airports in Fraport’s international portfolio have seen an overall positive growth in February 2015.

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