Fraport Traffic Figures – August 2016: Tourist Traffic Continues to Be Affected by Restrained Bookings

Sep 12, 2016, 01:00 ET from Fraport AG

FRANKFURT, Germany, September 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Frankfurt Airport serves almost six million passengers in August 2016 - Fraport's Group airports report mixed results 

FRA/gk-rap - In August 2016, almost six million passengers passed through Frankfurt Airport (FRA), representing a 5.0 percent decline compared to the strong August month of 2015.  As in previous months, the ongoing geopolitical situation continued to have a negative impact on passenger volumes.  Restrained bookings by holidaymakers again resulted in a decline in passenger traffic particularly to tourist destinations in Egypt, Tunisia, and Turkey. That decline could not be offset by the strong growth in tourist traffic to the Balearic and Canary Islands, rising by almost 10 percent and even about 30 percent respectively. Intercontinental traffic at FRA also slowed reflecting concerns of holidaymakers - particularly from the Far East - regarding the overall security situation in Europe.

Correspondingly, the number of aircraft movements at FRA declined by 2.3 percent to 41,803 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) shrank by 1.8 percent to some 2.7 million metric tons, whereas the average MTOW per landing rose to 127.9 metric tons - thus marking a new August record.  Cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) remained almost stable at 171,871 metric tons in the reporting month (down 0.1 percent).

Fraport AG's international portfolio of airports continued to report mixed results in August 2016. Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia welcomed 165,137 passengers in the reporting month, a decline of 8.1 percent on the previous year. In contrast, Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru's capital registered traffic growth of 9.6 percent to almost 1.8 million passengers. The Twin Star airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast together received some 1.3 million passengers, an increase of 17.2 percent year-on-year.  Antalya Airport (AYT) in Turkey and St. Petersburg Pulkovo Airport (LED) in Russia saw passenger traffic drop noticeably to approximately 2.8 million passengers (down 38.8 percent) and about 1.6 million passengers (down 8.0 percent), respectively. In Germany, Hanover Airport (HAJ) reported a 6.9 percent decline in traffic to 549,088 passengers.  Xi'an Airport (XIY) in central China, by contrast, posted a double-digit gain in traffic, rising by 10.9 percent to just under 3.5 million passengers. XIY thus continued its growth trend of recent months.

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    Fraport Traffic Figures
    August 2016

    Fraport Group Airports[1]
                                                                 
                                                           
    August 2016                                                  Cargo
                                    Fraport   Passengers   (Freight & Mail)     Movements
                                     share
                                      in %   Month  DELTA %   Month  DELTA % Month DELTA %
    Fully-consolidated airports
                                             
    FRA    Frankfurt, Germany       100.00  5,992,985   -5.0 169,091    0.0  41,803   -2.3
    LJU    Ljubljana, Slovenia      100.00    165,137   -8.1     790   -2.6   3,496    5.6
    LIM    Lima, Peru[2]             70.01  1,753,808    9.6  25,847   -5.3  15,711    3.7
    BOJ    Burgas, Bulgaria          60.00    848,886   17.2   1,160   79.0   5,487   14.4
    VAR    Varna, Bulgaria           60.00    404,222   17.3      12   33.3   2,894   17.0

    At equity consolidated airports[2]
    AYT    Antalya, Turkey           51.00  2,752,557  -38.8     n.a.   n.a. 16,609  -34.4
    LED    St. Petersburg, Russia    35.50  1,551,580   -8.0     n.a.   n.a. 13,406   -4.6
    HAJ    Hanover, Germany          30.00    549,088   -6.9    1,400   19.7  7,454    1.8
    XIY    Xi'an, China              24.50  3,467,952   10.9   17,937   -6.0 25,880    5.1

    Fraport Group Airports[1]
                                                               Cargo
    Year to Date (YTD) 2016        Fraport    Passengers    (Freight & Mail)     Movements
                                    share
                                      in %     YTD     DELTA %    YTD   DELTA %  YTD DELTA %
    Fully-consolidated airports
                                                     
    FRA    Frankfurt, Germany      100.00   40,784,774   -1.7  1,371,723  0.5 311,476 -1.5
    LJU    Ljubljana, Slovenia     100.00      926,675   -5.3      6,634  2.3  21,816 -1.9                                                             
    LIM    Lima, Peru[2]            70.01   12,414,843   11.2    172,726 -5.5 117,067  8.2
    BOJ    Burgas, Bulgaria         60.00    2,400,712   22.3      8,475 23.5  17,100 18.3
    VAR    Varna, Bulgaria          60.00    1,305,677   20.7        121 90.4  10,972 23.2

    At equity consolidated airports[2]
                                               
    AYT    Antalya, Turkey          51.00   12,624,053  -34.7      n.a.  n.a.  82,929 -30.2
    LED    St. Petersburg, Russia   35.00    8,798,745   -6.9      n.a.  n.a.  86,895  -8.8
    HAJ    Hanover, Germany         30.00    3,564,838   -1.3    12,493  10.7  51,170   1.4
    XIY    Xi'an, China             24.50   24,295,397   11.1   145,358  10.3 190,456   7.8

    Frankfurt Airport[3]
                                                   DELTA         YTD   DELTA
    August 2016                           Month      %          2016     %                        
    Passengers                        5,993,347    -5.0   40,788,070   -1.7      
    Cargo (freight & mail)              171,871    -0.1    1,398,022    0.7
    Aircraft movements                   41,803    -2.3      311,476   -1.5            
    MTOW (in metric tons)[4]          2,673,718    -1.8   19,966,579    0.5
    PAX/PAX-flight[5]                     152.6    -2.4        140.3   -0.2
    Seat load factor (%)                   81.9                 76.3
    Punctuality rate (%)                   80.9                 79.6

                                            PAX            PAX
                                          share   Month  share    YTD
    Frankfurt Airport Regional Split      month DELTA %    YTD DELTA%
    Continental                           61.9%    -4.5  62.1%   -1.8
    Germany                                9.6%    -3.7  11.2%   -0.6
    Europe (without Germany)              52.3%    -4.6  50.9%   -2.0
    Western Europe                        43.4%    -4.6  42.3%   -1.8
    Eastern Europe                         8.9%    -5.0   8.5%   -3.0
    Intercontinental                      38.1%    -5.7  37.9%   -1.4
    Africa                                 3.7%   -15.7   3.7%   -7.8
    Middle East                            5.7%    -1.9   5.7%    2.9
    North America                         14.8%    -3.1  13.6%   -0.6
    Central & South America                3.0%    -2.4   3.7%    3.3
    Far East                              10.9%    -8.2  11.2%   -3.6
    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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