Fraport Reports 9.5% increase in May 2018 passenger traffic




Germany based Fraport Group has reported it welcomed 6.1 million passengers in May 2018, a 9.5 percent increase in passenger traffic compared to the previous year, the company said. 
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.