Fraport Traffic Figures - January 2016

Frankfurt Airport Records Ongoing Passenger Growth - Deployment of Larger Aircraft Types Continues

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

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

FRA/sc-rap - Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has started off the year with continuing passenger growth. In the reporting month of January 2016, Germany's largest aviation hub served about 4.2 million passengers, representing growth of 2.2 percent year-on-year - an increase of 76,000 passengers compared to the previous January record month from 2012.

Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) rose by 1.1 percent to more than 2.2 million metric tons. At the same time, aircraft movements decreased in January 2016 by 1.1 percent to 34,244 takeoffs and landings. The trend towards deployment of larger, more efficient aircraft with greater seating capacity per aircraft is continuing. Thus, the average MTOW per aircraft movement advanced significantly to 130.7 metric tons - a new January record at Frankfurt Airport. Furthermore, the average number of passengers per flight rose noticeably by 3.2 percent to 130.3. Accompanied by a higher seat-load factor, this underscores the airlines' successful efforts towards more efficiency. The cargo volume reached a similar level as in 2015, with 159,650 metric tons handled at FRA in January 2016 (down 0.1 percent).

Among Fraport AG's Group airports, Slovenia's Ljubljana Airport (LJU) reported 73,567 passengers, a modest gain of 0.6 percent. With 1.5 million passengers in January 2016, Lima Airport (LIM) in the capital of Peru posted noticeable growth of 10.3 percent. On Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, the Twin Star airports of Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR) significantly increased off-season low traffic by 18.5 percent year-on-year to 41,158 passengers. Serving 689,365 passengers, Antalya Airport (AYT) in Turkey dipped slightly by 0.4 percent. St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport (LED) experienced a 10.0 percent drop to 785,192 passengers. In contrast, Hanover Airport (HAJ) in northern Germany received 295,565 passengers - a gain of 2.0 percent. China's Xi'an Airport (XIY) greeted 2.8 million passengers, reporting strong double-digit growth of 17.1 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 about 60 million passengers and handled more than 2 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. Major new real estate developments - such as The Squaire, the Gateway Gardens business park, and the Mönchhof Logistics Park - are creating an exciting new dimension and range of services at the evolving Frankfurt Airport City of the 21st century.

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.  

Frankfurt Airport meets the increasing needs of the 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 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
    January 2016

    Fraport Group Airports[1]
                                                                  Cargo
                                                                (Freight &
    January 2016                 Fraport     Passengers            Mail)        Movements
                                  share
                                   in %     Month  DELTA %   Month DELTA %    Month  DELTA%
    Fully-consolidated airports
             Frankfurt,
    FRA      Germany            100.00   4,152,527    2.2  156,771   -0.3     34,244   -1.1
             Ljubljana,
    LJU      Slovenia           100.00      73,567    0.6      751    6.4      1,974   -7.0
    LIM      Lima, Peru[2]       70.01   1,511,874   10.3   24,428    1.0     14,454    8.5
    BOJ      Burgas, Bulgaria    60.00      13,014    7.2    1,414   >100        263   20.1
    VAR      Varna, Bulgaria     60.00      28,144   24.7        6  -11.2        365    8.3

    At equity consolidated
    airports[2]
    AYT      Antalya, Turkey     51.00      689,365  -0.4     n.a.   n.a.      5,006   -2.6
             St. Petersburg,
    LED      Russia              35.50      785,192 -10.0     n.a.   n.a.      8,958  -15.2
    HAJ      Hanover, Germany    30.00      295,565   2.0    1,581    2.5      4,762    4.4
    XIY      Xi'an, China        24.50    2,778,300  17.1   23,042   40.0     23,018   13.9

    Fraport Group Airports[1]
                                                                 Cargo
                                                              (Freight &
    Year to Date (YTD) 2016     Fraport        Passengers          Mail)        Movements
                                 share
                                  in %        YTD   DELTA %    YTD  DELTA %    YTD  DELTA%
    Fully-consolidated airports
              Frankfurt,
    FRA       Germany            100.00  4,152,527     2.2  156,771   -0.3  34,244   -1.1
              Ljubljana,
    LJU       Slovenia           100.00     73,567     0.6      751    6.4   1,974   -7.0
    LIM       Lima, Peru[2]       70.01  1,511,874    10.3   24,428    1.0  14,454    8.5
    BOJ       Burgas, Bulgaria    60.00     13,014     7.2    1,414   >100     263   20.1
    VAR       Varna, Bulgaria     60.00     28,144    24.7        6  -11.2     365    8.3

    At equity consolidated
    airports[2]

    AYT       Antalya, Turkey     51.00    689,365    -0.4      n.a.   n.a.  5,006   -2.6
              St. Petersburg,
    LED       Russia              35.00    785,192   -10.0      n.a.   n.a.  8,958  -15.2
    HAJ       Hanover, Germany    30.00    295,565     2.0     1,581    2.5  4,762    4.4
    XIY       Xi'an, China        24.50  2,778,300    17.1    23,042   40.0 23,018   13.9

    Frankfurt Airport[3]
                                            DELTA          YTD   DELTA
    January 2016                      Month   %            2016    %

    Passengers                    4,152,714    2.2    4,152,714    2.2
    Cargo (freight & mail)          159,650   -0.1      159,650   -0.1
    Aircraft movements               34,244   -1.1       34,244   -1.1
    MTOW (in metric tons)[4]      2,230,555    1.1    2,230,555    1.1
    PAX/PAX-flight[5]                 130.3    3.2        130.3    3.2
    Seat load factor (%)               71.1                71.1
    Punctuality rate (%)               81.1                81.1

                                            PAX  Month     PAX
                                          share  DELTA   share    YTD
    Frankfurt Airport Regional Split      month      %     YTD DELTA%
    Continental                           57.4%    1.6   57.4%    1.6
    Germany                               11.3%    1.1   11.3%    1.1
    Europe (without Germany)              46.1%    1.8   46.1%    1.8
    Western Europe                        38.2%    2.2   38.2%    2.2
    Eastern Europe                         7.9%   -0.4    7.9%   -0.4
    Intercontinental                      42.6%    3.1   42.6%    3.1
    Africa                                 4.7%    2.9    4.7%    2.9
    Middle East                            6.6%    2.5    6.6%    2.5
    North America                         13.1%    3.4   13.1%    3.4
    Central & South America                5.1%    6.3    5.1%    6.3
    Far East                              13.1%    1.9   13.1%    1.9
    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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