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Fraport Traffic Figures – October 2017: Positive Trend Continues at Frankfurt Airport


Fraport Traffic Figures – October 2017: Positive Trend Continues at Frankfurt Airport

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Aircraft movements reach new record high – Airports in Fraport’s
international portfolio also report dynamic growth
The growth trend at Fraport AG’s home base Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
continues unabated. In October 2017, FRA served more than six million
passengers, representing an increase of 6.4 percent year-on-year and
a new passenger record for the month of October. European traffic was
the main driver behind this growth.
FRA’s cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) slightly increased by
0.6 percent year-on-year to 195,230 metric tons.  Accumulated maximum
takeoff weights (MTOWs) also climbed by 2.3 percent to about 2.7
million metric tons. Aircraft movements reached a new historic
monthly record, rising by 4.4 percent to 43,788 takeoffs and landings
in October 2017.  The previous record of July 2015 was thus exceeded
by some 80 aircraft movements.
Across the Group, Fraport’s international portfolio of airports also
performed well in October 2017. Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in the
capital city of Slovenia welcomed 153,641 passengers, a 16.3 percent
jump year-on-year. Peru’s Lima Airport (LIM) posted a 9.7 percent
traffic increase to around 1.9 million passengers. The Fraport Twin
Star airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) on the Bulgarian Black
Sea coast saw combined traffic surge by 21.8 percent to 122,507
Fraport’s 14 Greek airports achieved overall traffic growth of 13.9
percent to some 2.4 million passengers in the reporting month.  The
busiest of the Greek airports included Kefalonia (EFL), Mykonos (JMK)
and Kos (KGS), where traffic rose by 54.1 percent, 51.3 percent and
36.8 percent respectively.
Antalya Airport (AYT) in Turkey served nearly 2.9 million passengers
in October 2017, advancing by 22.6 percent year-on-year. In northern
Germany, traffic at Hanover Airport (HAJ) rose by 7.2 percent to
636,924 passengers. Almost 1.3 million passengers used Pulkovo
Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg, Russia, in October 2017,
representing a rise of 17.2 percent year-on-year.  China’s Xi’an
Airport (XIY) closed the reporting month with a gain of 9.8 percent
to about 3.7 million passengers.
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Juergen T Steinmetz

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1977).
He founded eTurboNews in 1999 as the first online newsletter for the global travel tourism industry.