Germany´s largest aviation hub Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in the reporting month of January 2016, served about 4.2 million passengers, representing growth of 2.2 percent year-on-year, an increase of 76,000 passengers compared to the previous January record month from 2012.
Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) rose by 1.1 percent to more than 2.2 million metric tons. At the same time, aircraft movements decreased in January 2016 by 1.1 percent to 34,244 takeoffs and landings.
The trend towards deployment of larger, more efficient aircraft with greater seating capacity per aircraft is continuing. Thus, the average MTOW per aircraft movement advanced significantly to 130.7 metric tons – a new January record at Frankfurt Airport.
The average number of passengers per flight rose by 3.2 percent to 130.3. The cargo volume reached a similar level as in 2015, with 159,650 metric tons handled at FRA in January 2016 (down 0.1 percent).
Almost half of Germany´s population lives within a 200-kilometer radius of the FRA intermodal travel hub.