Frankfurt am Main, Germany-based Fraport AG announced that in 2016 Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served a total of 60,792,308 passengers, down only 0.4% from the previous year´s level, the company said.
Following a slowdown in the summer period of 2016 caused by geopolitical factors, passenger traffic picked up again toward the end of the year.
FRA´s cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) increased by 1.8% to some 2.15 million metric tons in 2016. While accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) increased by 0.4% – reaching a new record level of about 29.7 million metric tons – aircraft movements declined by 1.1% to 462,885 takeoffs and landings in 2016.
Without the effects resulting from strike and weather-related flight cancellations, the number of aircraft movements would have seen a decline of only 0.3%. The average number of passengers per flight continued to rise from a record 140.2 in 2015 to 141.0 in 2016, reflecting the efficiency-enhancing consolidation activities of airlines.
Airports in Fraport´s international portfolio reported diverging traffic figures for the 2016 calendar year.
Fraport AG owns and operates the Frankfurt Airport in Germany. The company operates through four segments: aviation, retail & real estate, ground handling, and external activities & services. The aviation segment offers airside and terminal management, corporate safety and security, and airport security management services at its Frankfurt Airport and other airports. The retail & real estate segment is involved in the retailing and parking lot management activities; and rental and marketing of areas at its Frankfurt site. The ground handling segment provides ground and central infrastructure services at its Frankfurt site. The external activities & services segment offers integrated facility and corporate infrastructure management, and information and telecommunication services.