Fraport Traffic Figures - February 2016: Frankfurt Airport Reports New Monthly Traffic Passenger Record

Special Effect Due to Leap Day - Deployment of Larger Aircraft Continues

Mar 10, 2016, 01:00 ET from Fraport AG

FRANKFURT, Germany, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Serving nearly four million passengers in February 2016, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) registered growth of 3.8 percent year-on-year - an increase of 134,000 passengers compared to the previous record February month posted in the 2008 leap year. Without the extra leap day, figures would have remained at the same level as last year. Accumulated Maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) rose to about 2.2 million metric tons, which represents some 400 metric tons more than the previous February record reached in 2008. Thus, MTOWs grew by 6.2 percent compared to February 2015, or by 2.3 percent when excluding the February 29 leap day. FRA's aircraft movements climbed by 3.5 percent to 34,097 takeoffs and landings, down by 0.2 percent when excluding the leap day. The over-proportional growth in MTOWs versus aircraft movements - and the resulting utilization of larger aircraft types - continued in February 2016. Cargo (airfreight and airmail) throughput continued the trend of recent months, dipping by 1.4 percent to 159,721 metric tons.

Fraport AG's international portfolio of airports reported differing traffic performance in February 2016. At Slovenia's Ljubljana Airport (LJU) traffic jumped by 7.9 percent to almost 78,000 passengers. In the Peruvian capital, Lima Airport (LIM) welcomed nearly 1.5 million passengers, an increase of 12.3 percent year-on-year. Together, the Twin Star airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast received 34,864 passengers - the strong 21.8 percent growth can be attributed to a low base effect. Both Antalya Airport (AYT) in Turkey and St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport (LED) reported a continuing traffic slowdown despite the leap day. AYT received 663,402 passengers (down 3.4 percent), while LED had 703,709 passengers (down 4.0 percent). In northern Germany, Hanover Airport (HAJ) achieved an 8.5 percent traffic rise to 306,460 passengers.  With about 2.9 million passengers, Xi'an Airport (XIY) in central China witnessed dynamic growth of 15.2 percent.

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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 four continents. The Fraport Group generated sales of €2.4 billion and profit of about €252 million in 2014.  In 2015, some 111 million passengers used airports around the world in which Fraport has more than a 50 percent stake.

At its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base, Fraport welcomed more than 61 million passengers and handled about 2.1 million metric tons of cargo (airfreight and airmail) in 2015. For the current winter timetable, FRA is served by 88 passenger airlines flying to 247 destinations in 100 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 fourth busiest for passenger traffic.  With about 55 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 80,000 people at some 500 companies and organizations 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. FRA Airport City 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. Likewise, FRA is 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 global logistics chain.


   
    Fraport Traffic Figures
    February 2016

    Fraport Group Airports[1]
    February 2016                                                
                                                              (Cargo Freight
                                     Fraport   Passengers         & Mail)      Movements
                                      share                          
                                       in %   Month/DELTA%     Month/DELTA%   Month/DELTA%
    Fully-consolidated airports
                                      
    FRA   Frankfurt, Germany         100.00  3,985,993   3.8  156,701  -1.7  34,097    3.5                     
    LJU   Ljubljana, Slovenia        100.00     77,976   7.9      781   3.4   1,950   -4.6
    LIM   Lima, Peru[2]               70.01  1,472,722  12.3   18,085  -5.3  13,544   11.0
    BOJ   Burgas, Bulgaria            60.00      9,751  12.0      829  68.0     220   29.4
    VAR   Varna, Bulgaria             60.00     25,113  26.1        7  19.0     341   30.2

    At equity consolidated airports[2]
                                               
    AYT   Antalya, Turkey             51.00    663,402  -3.4     n.a.  n.a.   4,787   -9.1
    LED   St. Petersburg, Russia      35.50    703,709  -4.0     n.a.  n.a.   8,225  -11.7
    HAJ   Hanover, Germany            30.00    306,460   8.5    1,640  -9.1   5,137    9.0
    XIY   Xi'an, China                24.50  2,907,191  15.2   11,882 -13.0  22,732   13.2

    Fraport Group Airports[1]
    Year to Date (YTD) 2016                                    
                                                               (Cargo Freight
                                     Fraport    Passengers        & Mail)        Movements
                                      share                         
                                        in %    YTD     DELTA%   YTD     DELTA%   YTD  DELTA%
    Fully-consolidated airports

    FRA   Frankfurt, Germany         100.00  8,138,520   3.0  313,472   -1.0   68,341    1.2
    LJU   Ljubljana, Slovenia        100.00    151,543   4.3    1,532    4.9    3,924   -5.8
    LIM   Lima, Peru[2]               70.01  2,976,853  11.0   42,513   -1.8   27,998    9.6
    BOJ   Burgas, Bulgaria            60.00     22,765   9.2    2,244  248.2      483   24.2
    VAR   Varna, Bulgaria             60.00     53,257  25.3       13    1.9      706   17.9

    At equity consolidated airports[2]
                                               
    AYT   Antalya, Turkey             51.00  1,352,767  -1.9     n.a.   n.a.    9,793   -5.9
    LED   St. Petersburg, Russia      35.00  1,488,901  -7.3     n.a.   n.a.   17,183  -13.6
    HAJ   Hanover, Germany            30.00    602,025   5.2    3,221   -3.8    9,899    6.8
    XIY   Xi'an, China                24.50  5,685,491  16.1   34,924   16.0   45,750   13.5

    Frankfurt Airport[3]
    February 2016                                               
                                          Month     DELTA%    YTD 2016    DELTA %
                                               
    Passengers                        3,986,403      3.8     8,139,117     3.0
    Cargo (freight & mail)              159,721     -1.4       319,371    -0.8
    Aircraft movements                   34,097      3.5        68,341     1.2
    MTOW (in metric tons)[4]          2,182,870      6.2     4,413,425     3.6
    PAX/PAX-flight[5]                     125.6      0.3         128.0     1.8
    Seat load factor (%)                   69.3                   70.2
    Punctuality rate (%)                   84.8                   83.0



                                           PAX    Month     PAX
                                          share   DELTA    share     YTD
    Frankfurt Airport                     month     %       YTD     DELTA%
    Regional Split
    Continental                           60.8%    3.7     59.1%     2.7
    Germany                               12.4%    3.4     11.9%     2.3
    Europe (without Germany)              48.3%    3.8     47.2%     2.8
    Western Europe                        40.5%    4.2     39.3%     3.2
    Eastern Europe                         7.9%    2.2      7.9%     0.8
    Intercontinental                      39.2%    4.0     40.9%     3.5
    Africa                                 4.3%    4.6      4.5%     3.7
    Middle East                            6.5%    5.4      6.5%     3.9
    North America                         11.1%    3.6     12.1%     3.5
    Central & South America                4.9%   11.5      5.0%     8.7
    Far East                              12.4%    0.9     12.8%     1.4
    Australia                              0.0%    0.0      0.0%     0.0

    [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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