Fraport Traffic Figures - April 2013: Growth Continues at Fraport's Overseas Airports - Strike-related Decline in FRA's Passenger Figures

FRANKFURT, Germany, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed nearly 4.7 million passengers in April 2013, a decrease of 2.2 percent year-on-year.  The drop can be attributed to the Easter holidays commencing in March (earlier start of the Easter travel season) and, especially, to the strike by Deutsche Lufthansa AG's ground staff - which resulted in about 950 strike-related flight cancellations on April 22 that affected more than 100,000 passengers at FRA. Excluding this one-time effect, passenger figures would have reached last year's level. FRA's cargo volume remained relatively constant with 174,000 metric tons handled in the reporting month, only 0.1 percent below the April 2012 figure.  Also impacted by the labor strike, aircraft movements fell by 2.2 per cent to about 39,250 takeoffs and landings.

Fraport's five majority-owned airports served a total of almost 7.4 million passengers in April 2013, up 0.6 percent year-on-year.   In particular, Peru's Lima Airport (LIM), with some 1.13 million passengers, and Turkey's Antalya Airport (AYT), with nearly 1.54 million passengers, both registered strong ongoing growth.  Skytrax recently honored Lima Airport with its "Best Airport in South America" award (sixth time) and the "Best Airport Staff Service in South America" award (third time).  Together, the airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOU) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast recorded about 47,000 passengers in April 2013.

    Fraport Traffic Figures
    April 2013

    Traffic Figures - Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
    Total Traffic                         Month     yoy DELTA%         YTD      yoy DELTA%
    Passengers [1]                     4,666,711     -2.2           16,603,806    -2.1
    Cargo
    (freight+mail in t)[2]               174.047     -0.1              676.098     0.8
    Aircraft
    Movements                             39.253     -2.2              145.230    -4.8
    MTOWs (in metric
    tons)                              2,321,386     -3.1            8,686,812    -4.7
    Punctuality (in percent)                85.8                          80.9

    Traffic Figures - Fraport Group
    Based on ACI
    definition                                  Cargo
    (Airports                            (freight+mail) in t
    Council Intl.)     Passengers [3]            [4]            Movements
                                     yoy                                 yoy
                          Month   DELTA%     Month yoy DELTA%   Month DELTA%
    Frankfurt (FRA)   4,666,328     -2.2   171,119        0.1  39,253   -2.2
    Antalya (AYT)     1,539,247      3.8      n.a.       n.a.  11,267    3.5
    Burgas (BOJ)         21,182      6.7       173     >100.0     335   -6.2
    Lima (LIM)[6]     1,125,971      9.0    20,210        0.3  12,325    3.7
    Varna (VAR)          26,131     -0.2         1      -54.5     365   -3.2
    Group             7,378,859      0.6   191,503        0.2  63,545   -0.2

                                                Cargo
                                         (freight+mail) in t
    Jan.-Apr. 2013     Passengers [3]            [4]            Movements
                                     yoy                                 yoy
                            YTD   DELTA%       YTD yoy DELTA%     YTD DELTA%
    Frankfurt (FRA)  16,602,089     -2.1   664,159        0.7 145,230   -4.8
    Antalya (AYT)     3,763,806      4.5      n.a.       n.a.  28,710    3.6
    Burgas (BOJ)[5]      55,575    -28.4     1,166     >100.0     933  -39.9
    Lima (LIM)[6]     4,677,864     11.7    81,909        5.3  49,528    5.8
    Varna (VAR)[5]       80,203     95.1         5       13.3   1,203   76.7
    Group            25,179,537      1.3   747,240        1.3 225,604   -1.6


[1] Commerical and non-commercial traffic

[2] Cargo including transit (in metric tons)

[3] Passengers - commercial traffic only

[4] Cargo excluding transit (in metric tons)

[5] Varna was closed from 15.10.2011 to 28.02.12. Burgas handled all VAR flights during this period.

[6] Figures provided by LIM

For Further Information, Please Contact:
Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide
Robert A. Payne, B.A.A. - International Spokesman and Head of International Press/PR & External Activities Team, Press Office (UKM-PS), Corporate Communications, 60547 Frankfurt, Germany; Tel.: +49-69-690-78547; E-mail: r.payne@fraport.de; Internet: http://www.fraport.com;  


SOURCE Fraport AG



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