Fraport Traffic Figures - September and Third Quarter 2012: New Historic Monthly Record for Passengers

FRANKFURT, Germany, October 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

 - Cargo decline slows down -

In September 2012, Fraport AG welcomed around 5.36 million passengers at its Frankfurt home base, representing an increase of 52,000 passengers or 1 percent compared to September 2011. Despite a strike, a new historic September value was achieved. From January to September 2012, Germany's most important aviation hub recorded a total of approx. 44.1 million passengers. This represents an increase of 3.3 percent compared to the first three quarters of 2011.

The cargo tonnage handled in September 2012 amounted to 178,876 tonnes - a decrease of 2.2 percent compared to September 2011. During the first nine months of 2012 the airport handled approx. 1.56 million tonnes of cargo. This represents a drop of 8.4 percent year-on-year.

The number of aircraft movements decreased slightly by 0.7 percent to 42,214 takeoffs and landings during the month of September 2012. In the first nine months of 2012 Fraport recorded a total of 366,544 movements. This represents a slight increase of 0.1 percent.

Maximum takeoff weights (MTOW) for September 2012 declined by 0.5 percent to about 2.5 million tonnes compared with the same period last. During the first nine months MTOW were down 0.3 percent to 22 million tonnes

At Fraport's majority-owned airports the following traffic figures were reported for the first nine months of 2012:

Lima Airport (LIM) recorded 9,845,236 passengers, an increase of 11.8 percent compared to the same period last year.

Turkey's Antalya Airport (AYT) served 20,713,246 passengers. This represents a decrease of 0.1 percent.

In Bulgaria, Burgas (BOJ) registered 2,324,712 passengers (up 7.5 percent) and Varna (VAR) recorded 1,145,086 passengers (down 1.2 percent).

Passenger figures across the Group's airports totaled 78,169,096. This represents an increase of 3.4 percent over the same period in 2011.

Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for September 2012


                                           Cargo in
                                             metric                 Aircraft
                   Passengers[1] Change    tons abs.    Change     Movements   Change
    Airports         absolute      in %  (+ airmail)    in %        Absolute     in %
    Frankfurt
    (FRA)            5,357,348     1.0      175,939       -2.5       42,214      -0.7

    Antalya
    (AYT)            3,513,264     5.7         n.a.       n.a.       20,446       1.5

    Burgas (BOJ)       329,284     1.7          199       -1.7        2,579      -2.9

    Lima
    (LIM)[2]         1,115,314    16.2       28,800       -1.1       12,403      12.8

    Varna
    (VAR)              168,605    -7.5            3      -48.2        1,461     -13.0

    Fraport
    Group           10,483,815     3.9      204,941       -2.3       79,103       1.5


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

2. Figures provided by LIM

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

    Passengers [1]        5,357,974        1.0 %      44,146,280       3.3 %
    Airfreight [1]
     in metric tons         172,463       -2,1 %       1,499,089      -8.4 %
    Airmail [1]
     in metric tons           6,413       -4.4 %          57,442      -1.5 %
    Aircraft
     Movements               42,214       -0.7 %         366,544       0.1 %
    MTOWs
      in metric tons      2,524,964       -0.5 %      21,943,251      -0.3 %
    Punctuality
     share of punctual
     arrivals
     and departures in
     percent                   81.9                         81.8


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1. Total traffic (arrivals + departures + transit)

2. Change over previous year

For Further Information, Please Contact:
Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide
Robert A. Payne, B.A.A. - Senior Mgr. International Press & PR
International Spokesman, Press Office (Dept. UKM-PS),
Corporate Communications, 60547 Frankfurt am Main, Germany    
Tel.: +49-69-690-78547; E-mail:  r.payne@fraport.de; Internet: http://www.fraport.com


SOURCE Fraport AG




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