Fraport Traffic Figures - April 2014: Frankfurt Airport Reports Slight Increase in Passenger Volumes Despite Strike-Related Flight Cancellations

FRANKFURT, Germany, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

- Strong Growth Recorded at Fraport's International Group Airports 

FRA/gk-rap> In April 2014, Fraport AG welcomed more than 4.7 million passengers at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base. This corresponds to a slight increase of 0.9 percent compared to the same month of the previous year. FRA's traffic statistics for the reporting period were influenced partly by opposing special and base-year effects. In April 2013, a strike by Lufthansa ground staff led to some 950 flight cancellations, affecting more than 100,000 passengers. In the first week of April 2014, a three-day walkout by the Vereinigung Cockpit pilots' union resulted in some 2,160 cancellations, affecting some 250,000 passengers.

Cargo volumes edged down by 1.2 percent to 171,909 metric tons in the reporting period. This was due to the strike-related reduction in shipping capacities as well as the shift of the Easter holidays from March to April in 2014, with cargo business slowing down during the holiday period. Aircraft movements decreased by 4.1 percent year-on-year, to 37,632 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOW) also slightly contracted by 0.9 percent to just under 3 million metric tons. 

The Fraport Group's portfolio of international airports posted a very positive performance. Almost 1.2 million passengers passed through Peru's Lima Airport (LIM) in April 2014 - an increase of 6.4 percent compared to the same month of the previous year. Fraport's two airports on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast - Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR) - recorded a combined count of 59,328 passengers, up 25.4 percent.

Antalya Airport (AYT) on the Turkish Riviera welcomed about 1.7 million passengers in April 2014, up 12.6 percent. With 951,904 passengers, Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg (Russia) recorded an increase of 8.3 percent, while passenger volumes at Hanover Airport (HAJ) in Germany expanded by 3.3 percent to 435,205. A total of 2.4 million passengers used Xi'an Airport (XIY) in China in the reporting period. This corresponds to an increase of 11.7 percent year-on-year. 


    Fraport Traffic Figures
    April 2014

    Fraport Group Airports[1]
                                                            Cargo (Freight &
    Apr-14                       Fraport     Passengers          Mail)         Movements
                                                     DELTA           DELTA           DELTA
                                share in %   Month     %     Month     %       Month    %
    Fully-consolidated
    airports
              Frankfurt,
    FRA       Germany               100.00 4,707,411   0.9   169,283    -1.1  37,632  -4.1
    LIM       Lima, Peru[2]          70.01 1,199,738   6.4    23,449    16.0  12,331   0.0
    BOJ       Burgas, Bulgaria       60.00    25,277  19.3       281    62.5     321  -4.2
    VAR       Varna, Bulgaria        60.00    34,051  30.3         2    90.2     415  13.7

    At equity consolidated
    airports[2]
    AYT       Antalya, Turkey        51.00 1,732,431  12.6      n.a.    n.a.  12,333   9.5
              St. Petersburg,
    LED       Russia                 35.50   951,904   8.3      n.a.    n.a.  10,900   8.4
    HAJ       Hanover, Germany       30.00   435,205   3.3     1,122    -1.7   6,626  -3.1
    XIY       Xi'an, China           24.50 2,363,449  11.7    14,575     5.4  19,799   7.5

    Fraport Group Airports
    Year to Date (YTD)                                     Cargo (Freight &
    2014[1]                     Fraport      Passengers          Mail)         Movements
                                                     DELTA           DELTA           DELTA
                               share in %    YTD       %      YTD      %       YTD     %
    Fully-consolidated
    airports
              Frankfurt,
    FRA       Germany              100.00 16,881,503   1.7   684,446    3.1  144,724  -0.3
    LIM       Lima, Peru[2]         70.01  4,905,746   4.8    84,283    2.9   48,910  -1.2
    BOJ       Burgas, Bulgaria      60.00     54,137  -2.6     1,930   65.6      744 -20.3
    VAR       Varna, Bulgaria       60.00     95,355  18.9         9   60.4    1,342  11.6

    At equity consolidated
    airports2
    AYT       Antalya, Turkey       51.00  4,009,023   6.5      n.a.   n.a.   30,430   6.0
              St. Petersburg,
    LED       Russia                35.00  3,423,941  13.1      n.a.   n.a.   40,798  12.8
    HAJ       Hanover, Germany      30.00  1,360,655  -1.8     5,103   -1.3   23,135   4.2
    XIY       Xi'an, China          24.50  8,829,716  10.4    57,812    5.1   75,053   7.3

    Frankfurt Airport[3]
    April 2014                  Month DELTA %   YTD 2014 DELTA %
    Passengers              4,707,775     0.9 16,883,117     1.7
    Cargo (freight & mail)    171.909    -1.2    693.935     2.6
    Aircraft movements         37,632    -4.1    144,724    -0.3
    MTOW (in metric
    tons)[4]                2,299,882    -0.9  8,799,193     1.3
    PAX/PAX-flight[5]           134.2     5.2      125.3     1.8
    Seat load factor (%)         76.8               73.0
    Punctuality rate (%)         84.3               87.3

    Frankfurt Airport         PAX share      Month PAX share
    Regional Split                month    DELTA %       YTD YTD DELTA%
    Germany                       10.6%       -8.4     11.6%        0.3
    Europe (without Germany)      52.3%        6.2     49.1%        6.4
    Western Europe                44.2%        7.6     41.1%        6.2
    Eastern Europe                 8.1%       -0.5      8.1%        7.8
    Intercontinental              37.1%       -3.0     39.2%       -3.3
    Africa                         4.2%       -8.3      4.4%      -10.1
    Middle East                    5.5%        3.7      6.0%        3.0
    North America                 12.9%       -1.4     12.5%        0.0
    Central & South America        3.7%       -3.3      4.3%       -5.7
    Far East                      10.8%       -5.3     12.0%       -4.8
    Australia                      0.0%     -100.0      0.0%     -100.0

[1] According to ACI-definition:

Passengers: commercial traffic only (arr+dep+transit counted once)

Cargo: commercial and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep excluding transit, in metric tons)

Movements: commerical and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep)

[2] Preliminary figures

[3] Passengers: commercial and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep+transit counted once incl. General Aviation)

Cargo: commercial and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep+transit counted once, in metric tons)

Movements: commerical and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep)

[4] Inbound traffic only

[5] Scheduled and charter traffic

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; http://www.airportcarbonaccreditation.org

SOURCE Fraport AG



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