Fraport Traffic Figures - August 2012: Frankfurt Airport Welcomes Almost 5.6 Million Passengers

FRANKFURT, Germany, September 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

FRA Achieves New Monthly Record Despite Strike Day - Traffic Grows at Group Airports

Fraport AG welcomed nearly 5.6 million passengers at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base in August 2012, an increase of 245,000 passengers compared to August 2011 (up 4.6 percent).  FRA achieved a new August monthly record despite the eight-hour-long strike by Lufthansa cabin crew at the end of the month, when Frankfurt had about 28,000 fewer passengers.

Aircraft movements increased by 1.2 percent year-on-year to 42,699 takeoffs and landings in August 2012.  The increase would have been 1.8 percent without the strike-related cancellation of 251 flights at FRA.  The accumulated maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) in the reporting month also climbed by 1.2 percent year-on-year to about 2.6 million metric tons - the highest figure ever recorded for an August month.  Frankfurt Airport's airfreight volume dropped by 4.1 percent to 165,406 metric tons year-on-year. Once again, this can be attributed to the uncertain development of the world economy.

At Fraport's five majority-owned airports - Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Antalya (AYT), Burgas (BOJ), Varna (VAR) and Lima (LIM) - the total number of passengers rose by 5.2 percent to about 11.7 million in August 2012.  In Peru, LIM served some 1.2 million passengers, a jump of 10.3 percent year-on-year.  At AYT on the Turkish Riviera, traffic grew by 4.3 percent to 3.9 million passengers.  On the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, BOJ received 687,926 passengers (up 6.6 percent), while VAR registered 315,417 passengers (up 6.0 percent).

ANR 28/2012 - September 12, 2012

Frankfurt Airport's Traffic Figures -August 2012

                                   Change [2]               Change [2]
 
                                     Aug. 12/  Jan. - Aug. Jan. - Aug.
                       August 2012    Aug. 11         2012   2012/2011

      Passengers [1]     5,596,775       4.6%   38,788,306        3.6%

      Airfreight [1] 
      in metric tons       165,406      -4.1%    1,326,626       -9.1%

       Airmail [1] 
      in metric tons         5,914      -6.9%       51,030       -1.1%

    Aircraft Movements      42,699       1.2%      324,330        0.2%

          MTOWs
      in metric tons     2,589,949       1.2%   19,418,287       -0.3%

    Punctuality
    share of punctual
    arrivals and 
    departures in
    percent               85.5%                       81.8


1 Total traffic (arrivals + departures + transit)

2 Change over previous year

ANR 28/2012> September 12, 2012

Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for August 2012

                                      Cargo in
                                       metric              Aircraft
                 Passengers[1] Change tons abs.  Change    Movements   Change
                                         (+
    Airports       absolute     in %  airmail)    in %     absolute     in %
    Frankfurt
    (FRA)          5,596,298    4.6   168,410     -4.1      42,699      1.2
    Antalya
    (AYT)          3,887,222    4.3      n.a.     n.a.      22,446     -1.1
    Burgas (BOJ)     687,926    6.6       255    -30.2       4,562      1.4
    Lima
    (LIM)[2]       1,222,286   10.3    27,106     11.5      13,164      8.6
    Varna (VAR)      315,417    6.0         5     57.0       2,319     -1.3
    Fraport
    Group         11,709,149    5.2   195,776     -2.3      85,190      1.6


1. Passengers (commercial traffic: arrivals + departures + transit)

2. 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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