Fraport Traffic Figures - August 2014: Frankfurt Airport Records Strong Growth

Sep 10, 2014, 01:00 ET from Fraport AG

FRANKFURT, Germany, September 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

FRA Exceeds Six Million Passengers for the First Time in a Single Month - Passenger Growth Surpasses Five Percent - Cargo Tonnage Rises More Than Three Percent  

Welcoming 6.1 million passengers, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) achieved a new monthly passenger record by exceeding the six million passenger mark for the first time in a single month. This represented noticeable growth of 5.4 percent year-on-year.  Furthermore, FRA's daily traffic volume surpassed the 200,000 passenger level 13 times in August 2014.  Previously, FRA had only passed this daily traffic peak four times within a single month.  Frankfurt Airport also registered its busiest traffic day in history on August 17, 2014, when Germany's largest aviation hub served 210,599 passengers.  FRA's cargo throughput (airfreight and airmail) rose by 3.2 percent to 179,555 metric tons, up 3.2 percent compared to the same month last year. Aircraft movements also climbed by 0.6 percent to 42,684 takeoffs and landings.

The airports in Fraport AG's international portfolio continued to steer a steady growth path in August 2014.  Peru's Lima Airport (LIM) received 1.5 million passengers in the reporting month, a gain of 7.6 percent year-on-year.  On the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR) airports together greeted 1.1 million passengers (up 4.7 percent).  Some 4.5 million passengers used Antalya Airport (AYT) on the Turkish Riviera, a nine percent increase.  With 1.7 million passengers, Russia's St. Petersburg Airport (LED) registered double-digit growth of 10.9 percent.  With almost 2.9 million passengers, Xi'an Airport (XIY) in central China also saw similar growth of 10.1 percent.  Germany's Hanover Airport (HAJ) reported 568,044 passengers and growth of 9.7 percent year-on-year.

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Fraport AG - which ranks among the world's leading companies in the global airport business - offers a full range of integrated airport management services and boasts subsidiaries and investments on five continents, In 2013, the Fraport Group generated sales of €2.56 billion, EBITDA of €880.2 million and profit of about €236 million. Last year, more than 103 million passengers used airports around the world in which Fraport has a majority stake.

At its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base, Fraport welcomed more than 58 million passengers in 2013 and handled some 2.1 million metric tons of cargo (airfreight and airmail). For the current flight timetable, FRA is served by 108 passenger airlines flying to some 295 destinations in 105 countries worldwide.  More than half of FRA's destinations are intercontinental (beyond Europe) - underscoring Frankfurt's role as a leading hub in the global air transportation system. In Europe, Frankfurt Airport ranks first in terms of cargo tonnage and is the third-busiest for passenger traffic.  With well over 50 percent of all passengers using Frankfurt as a connecting hub, FRA also has the highest transfer rate among the major European hubs.

Frankfurt Airport City has become Germany's largest job complex at a single location, employing more than 78,000 people at some 500 companies and organizations directly on site.  Almost half of Germany's population lives within a 200-kilometer radius of the FRA intermodal travel hub - the largest airport catchment area in Europe. FRAAirportCity also serves as a magnet for other companies located throughout the economically vital Frankfurt/Rhine-Main-Neckar region. Thanks to synergies associated with the region's dynamic industries, networked expertise, and outstanding intermodal transportation infrastructure, FRA's world route network enables Hesse's and Germany's export-oriented businesses to flourish in global growth markets.

Frankfurt Airport meets the increasing needs of the flourishing export-oriented economies of the State of Hesse as well as Germany as a whole, for optimal connections to growth markets around the globe. Likewise, FRA is also a strategic gateway for companies wanting to access the huge European marketplace.  Thus, Frankfurt Airport - which is strategically located in the heart of Europe, is one of the most important hubs in the world and a key infrastructure site for Germany and Europe.   

Major new real estate developments - such as The Squaire, the Gateway Gardens business park, and the Mönchhof Logistics Park, etc. - are creating an exciting new dimension and range of services at the evolving Frankfurt Airport City of the 21st century. 


    Fraport Traffic Figures
    August 2014

    Fraport Group
    Airports[1]
                                                              Cargo (Freight
    August 2014               Fraport       Passengers           & Mail)        Movements
                              share in                                  DELTA          DELTA
                                     %    Month      DELTA %    Month      %    Month    %
    Fully-consolidated
    airports
                Frankfurt,
    FRA         Germany         100.00  6,113,895        5.4   177,251    3.5  42,684   0.6
                Lima,
    LIM         Peru[2]          70.01  1,468,854        7.6    26,693   -1.6  13,845   1.9
                Burgas,
    BOJ         Bulgaria         60.00    747,183        3.7       216 >100.0   4,939   4.2
                Varna,
    VAR         Bulgaria         60.00    353,662        6.8        14 >100.0   2,585   6.5

    At equity consolidated
    airports[2]
                Antalya,
    AYT         Turkey           51.00  4,516,379        9.0      n.a.   n.a.  25,370   5.8
                St.
                Petersburg,
    LED         Russia           35.50  1,740,162       10.9      n.a.   n.a.  14,884   3.1
                Hanover,
    HAJ         Germany          30.00    568,044        9.7       896  -12.7   7,116  -3.8
    XIY         Xi'an, China     24.50  2,872,181       10.1    15,272   12.3  23,433   9.2

    Fraport Group Airports
    Year to Date (YTD)                                        Cargo (Freight
    2014[1]                   Fraport       Passengers           & Mail)        Movements
                              share in                                 DELTA          DELTA
                                     %    YTD      DELTA %      YTD      %      YTD     %
    Fully-consolidated
    airports
                Frankfurt,
    FRA         Germany         100.00 39,757,584        2.8 1,398,905    2.4 314,564  -0.1
                Lima,
    LIM         Peru[2]          70.01 10,251,976        4.6   183,785    3.0 101,864   0.4
                Burgas,
    BOJ         Bulgaria         60.00  2,145,638        3.3     3,302 >100.0  15,576   3.8
                Varna,
    VAR         Bulgaria         60.00  1,102,855        5.8        45 >100.0   9,256   6.3

    At equity consolidated
    airports[2]
                Antalya,
    AYT         Turkey           51.00 19,727,239        7.7      n.a.   n.a. 122,161   5.8
                St.
                Petersburg,
    LED         Russia           35.00  9,861,789       12.4      n.a.   n.a.  98,704   8.4
                Hanover,
    HAJ         Germany          30.00  3,430,145       -1.1     9,391   -2.4  51,242   0.4
    XIY         Xi'an, China     24.50 19,259,160       10.3   115,765    5.6 162,321   7.8

    Frankfurt Airport[3]
    August 2014                  Month    DELTA %   YTD 2014   DELTA %
    Passengers               6,114,305        5.4 39,761,342       2.8
    Cargo (freight & mail)     179.555        3.2  1,418,962       2.2
    Aircraft movements          42,684        0.6    314,564      -0.1
    MTOW (in metric
    tons)[4]                 2,667,274        2.9 19,261,375       2.1
    PAX/PAX-flight[5]            152.2        4.7      135.2       2.7
    Seat load factor (%)          84.6                  77.4
    Punctuality rate (%)          76.1                  82.4

    Frankfurt Airport        PAX share      Month  PAX share       YTD
    Regional Split               month    DELTA %        YTD    DELTA%
    Germany                       9.4%        2.6      10.9%       2.3
    Europe (without
    Germany)                     52.2%        8.0      51.2%       6.4
    Western Europe               43.3%        8.2      42.6%       6.2
    Eastern Europe                8.9%        6.8       8.6%       7.2
    Intercontinental             38.4%        2.9      37.8%      -1.4
    Africa                        4.2%       -0.8       4.0%      -8.0
    Middle East                   5.5%        6.2       5.3%       2.6
    North America                14.6%        2.2      13.7%       1.1
    Central & South America       3.0%       -2.1       3.6%      -4.8
    Far East                     11.1%        5.1      11.1%      -2.0
    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

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