Passenger numbers rise at Frankfurt Airport and across Fraport’s
Group airports worldwide.
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With ongoing robust traffic growth in May 2018, Frankfurt Airport
welcomed some 6.1 million passengers and registered a 9.5 percent
increase compared to the previous year. Factors contributing to this
growth included the occurrence in May 2018 of several extended
holiday weekends, as well as school breaks in some German states. In
addition, increased capacity on FRA’s European routes spurred
passenger growth. During the January-to-May period, Frankfurt Airport
achieved accumulated passenger growth of 8.9 percent.
Cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) dropped slightly by 1.1
percent to 184,555 metric tons in May 2018. Accumulated maximum
takeoff weights (MTOWs) expanded by 6.0 percent to some 2.8 million
metric tons. Aircraft movements climbed by 9.0 percent to 45,708
takeoffs and landings.
Across the Group, airports in Fraport’s international portfolio all
recorded strong performance in May 2018. Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in
Slovenia’s capital city served 167,257 passengers, representing an
increase of 14.4 percent. Fraport’s two Brazilian airports in
Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) reported combined traffic
growth of 3.2 percent to about 1.1 million passengers. Traffic at the
14 Greek regional airports surged by 21.0 percent to 3.1 million
passengers overall. The busiest of the Greek airports included Rhodes
Airport (RHO) with 632,152 passengers (up 19.7 percent), Thessaloniki
Airport (SKG) with 609,120 passengers (up 16.8 percent), and Chania
Airport (CHQ) with 374,089 passengers (up 13.8 percent). Peru’s Lima
Airport (LIM) posted 11.9 percent traffic growth to about 1.9 million
passengers. At the Twin Star airports of Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR)
on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, passenger numbers soared by 39.3
percent to a total of 331,648 passengers. Traffic at Antalya Airport
(AYT) in Turkey jumped by 36.3 percent to around 3.5 million
passengers. Hanover Airport (HAJ) in northern Germany registered a
5.6 percent traffic gain to 574,109 passengers. Pulkovo Airport
(LED) in St. Petersburg, Russia, saw traffic advance by 12.9 percent
to some 1.6 million passengers. In China, Xi’an Airport (XIY)
welcomed about 3.8 million passengers, representing an increase of 9.5 percent.
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