Fraport AG reports 4.9% November 2016 increase in passenger traffic

Fraport AG has reported Frankfort Airport (Fraport) serviced 4.1 million passengers, an increase of 4.9 percent in passenger traffic compared to 2015, the company said.

The airport said the increase has occurred despite the Lufthansa pilot strike that 345,000 passengers and almost 2,600 aircraft movements.

Impacted by the strike and timing of weekends and weekdays in November 2016, cargo throughput (airfreight, airmail) contracted by 2.1 percent year-on-year to 191,461 metric tons. Aircraft movements increased slightly by 0.7 percent to a total of 33,556 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) reached approximately 2.18 million metric tons, thus remaining almost unchanged from the previous year (up 0.2 percent).

Airports in Fraport AG´s international portfolio reported mixed results in November 2016. A total of 99,082 passengers used Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia´s capital city – an increase of 5.5 percent year-on-year. Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru continued to report growth of 7.6 percent to some 1.5 million passengers. Combined, the two Twin Star airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast welcomed 33,280 passengers in the reporting month. A total of 871,390 passengers used Antalya Airport (AYT) in Turkey, down 17.5 percent.

Traffic at Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg, Russia, markedly increased by 19.5 percent to 952,235 passengers. In northern Germany, Hanover Airport (HAJ) saw passenger numbers decrease by 8.1 percent to 350,954 passengers in the reporting month. Xi´an Airport (XIY) in China, by contrast, reported an increase in passenger traffic of 14.2 percent to just under 3.0 million passengers.