Fraport Traffic Figures – June and First Half 2016

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

FRANKFURT, July 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

FRA passenger figures lag strong 2015 results - Cargo throughput on the rise - Restrained bookings continue to affect tourist traffic 

FRA/gk-rap - In June 2016, a total of 5.5 million passengers passed through Frankfurt Airport (FRA) - a drop of 4.1 percent compared to the strong June month of the previous year. Almost half a percentage point of this decline can be attributed to the approximately 230 weather and strike-related flight cancellations at FRA, affecting some 24,000 passengers in the reporting month. The traffic slowdown also had an impact on the overall number of aircraft movements (down by 2.7 percent to 41,153 takeoffs and landings), while maximum takeoff weights (MTOW) contracted by 0.9 percent to 2.6 million metric tons. In contrast, cargo volumes (airfreight + airmail) increased by 3.3 percent to 179,808 metric tons in June 2016.

In the first half of 2016, Fraport's home-base Frankfurt Airport welcomed some 28.7 million passengers, representing a slight 0.9 percent decline compared to the same period last year. The main reasons for this decline included: the disproportionate thinning-out of the flight schedule, the relatively high number of flight cancellations in the first half, and the reduction in travel bookings reflecting the overall geopolitical situation. Aircraft movements also decreased slightly by 1.0 percent to 227,187 takeoffs and landings in the January-to-June 2016 period. On the other hand, accumulated maximum takeoff weights expanded by 1.2 percent to 14.6 million metric tons. Likewise, cargo volumes (airfreight + airmail) also slightly improved in the first six months of 2016, rising by 0.7 percent year-on-year to just over 1 million metric tons.

In the first half of 2016, Fraport AG's international portfolio of airports reported partially diverging traffic results.  Slovenia's Ljubljana Airport (LJU) served 598,271 passengers from January to June 2016, representing a 4.5 percent decline year-on-year (in June 2016, down by 9.2 percent to 135,757 passengers).  In South America, Peru's Lima Airport (LIM) recorded double-digit growth of 11.0 percent to 8.9 million passengers in the first half (in June 2016, up by 13.0 percent to 1.5 million passengers).  The Twin Star airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast also achieved strong growth, with both gateways serving a total of 1.2 million passengers - a surge of 24.8 percent (in June 2016, up by 23.4 percent to 779,938 passengers).  Turkey's Antalya Airport (AYT) continued to experience a slowdown, with traffic dropping by 30.5 percent in the first six months of the year to 7.3 million passengers (in June 2016, down by 47.1 percent to 1.9 million passengers).  Traffic at St. Petersburg Airport (LED) in Russia was also characterized by a noticeable 6.5 percent slide to 5.7 million passengers (in June 2016, down by 7.6 percent to 1.4 million passengers).  In northern Germany, Hanover Airport (HAJ) also registered a slight 0.7 percent dip in traffic to 2.4 million passengers (in June 2016, down 2.9 percent to 521,676 passengers).  Traffic at Xi'an Airport (XIY) in China continued to advance strongly during the first six months of the year, rising by 11.3 percent to 17.5 million passengers (in June 2016, up by 10.8 percent to 2.9 million passengers).


   
    Fraport Traffic Figures
    June 2016

    Fraport Group Airports[1]
                                                                   Cargo
                                                                (Freight &
    June 2016                      Fraport      Passengers          Mail)         Movements
                                    share               DELTA         DELTA         DELTA
                                     in %      Month      %     Month    %    Month    %
    Fully-consolidated airports
    FRA          Frankfurt,                       
                 Germany            100.00  5,506,875   -4.1  176,092    3.0 41,153  -2.7
    LJU          Ljubljana,
                 Slovenia           100.00    135,757   -9.2      879    2.3  3,228  -3.1
    LIM          Lima, Peru[2]       70.01  1,498,095   13.0   20,194  -10.8 14,253   7.8
    BOJ          Burgas, Bulgaria    60.00    507,601   23.2    1,098  -40.4  3,881  19.0
    VAR          Varna, Bulgaria     60.00    272,337   23.8       11   -4.1  2,365  30.7

    At equity consolidated airports[2]
                                               
    AYT          Antalya, Turkey     51.00  1,884,943  -47.1     n.a.   n.a. 12,394 -40.5
    LED          St. Petersburg,          
                 Russia              35.50  1,374,467   -7.6     n.a.   n.a. 12,945  -7.7
    HAJ          Hanover, Germany    30.00    521,676   -2.9    1,553   20.9  6,908  -3.7         
    XIY          Xi'an, China        24.50  2,939,907   10.8   17,898   14.2 23,088   5.3

    Fraport Group Airports[1]
                                                                Cargo
                                                           (Freight &
    Year to Date (YTD) 2016   Fraport       Passengers          Mail)     Movements
                               share              DELTA            DELTA          DELTA
                               in %         YTD     %        YTD     %     YTD      %
    Fully-consolidated airports
    FRA     Frankfurt,                               
            Germany            100.00 28,669,496   -0.9 1,025,476    0.4 227,187  -1.0
    LJU     Ljubljana,
            Slovenia           100.00    598,271   -4.5     5,006    4.5  15,107  -2.6
    LIM     Lima, Peru[2]       70.01  8,945,334   11.0   122,506   -6.4  85,786   9.3
    BOJ     Burgas, Bulgaria    60.00    684,154   25.2     6,522   25.7   6,031  19.1
    VAR     Varna, Bulgaria     60.00    499,737   24.3        94   >100   5,105  26.5

    At equity consolidated airports[2]
                                               
    AYT     Antalya, Turkey     51.00  7,331,506  -30.5      n.a.   n.a.  49,840 -27.9
     LED     St. Petersburg,          
            Russia              35.00  5,696,840   -6.5      n.a.   n.a.  59,263 -11.7
    HAJ     Hanover, Germany    30.00  2,441,069   -0.7     9,689   12.5  36,513   1.0
    XIY     Xi'an, China        24.50 17,534,343   11.3   110,253   15.0 139,065   8.7

    Frankfurt Airport[3]
                                                                   YTD     DELTA
    June 2016                             Month DELTA %           2016       %
                                                
    Passengers                        5,507,928    -4.1        28,672,189   -0.9
                                                       
    Cargo (freight & mail)              179,808     3.3         1,045,726    0.7
                                                       
    Aircraft movements                   41,153    -2.7           227,187   -1.0
                                              
    MTOW (in metric tons)[4]          2,602,390    -0.9        14,573,275    1.2
    PAX/PAX-flight[5]                     143.6    -1.4             135.5    0.1
    Seat load factor (%)                   78.2                      74.0
    Punctuality rate (%)                   70.2                      80.4

                                            PAX            PAX
                                          share   Month  share    YTD
    Frankfurt Airport Regional Split      month DELTA %    YTD DELTA%
    Continental                           64.8%    -3.1  62.0%   -1.1
    Germany                               11.7%     0.5  11.8%   -0.1
    Europe (without Germany)              53.1%    -3.9  50.3%   -1.3
    Western Europe                        43.8%    -4.0  41.9%   -1.0
    Eastern Europe                         9.3%    -3.3   8.4%   -2.7
    Intercontinental                      35.2%    -5.8  38.0%   -0.4
    Africa                                 2.8%   -21.6   3.8%   -5.9
    Middle East                            4.2%    -6.9   5.7%    3.4
    North America                         14.8%    -3.1  13.1%    0.0
    Central & South America                3.1%    -4.1   4.0%    5.1
    Far East                              10.2%    -4.6  11.3%   -2.6
    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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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 three continents. The Fraport Group generated sales of €2.6 billion and profit of about €297 million in 2015.  In 2015, some 111 million passengers used airports around the world in which Fraport has more than a 50 percent stake. In its Mission Statement, Fraport places the focus on customers. The Group's commitment to ensuring a "good trip" to all passengers and travelers is also reflected in the corporate slogan: "Gute Reise! We make it happen". This dedication applies to all of Fraport's business activities in Frankfurt as well as the Group's airports worldwide.

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 summer timetable, FRA is served by 95 passenger airlines flying to 290 destinations in some 100 countries worldwide. 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 second in terms of cargo tonnage and is the fourth busiest for passenger traffic.  With about 59 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.  Frankfurt Airport - which is strategically located in the heart of Europe - is one of the most important hubs in the global logistics chain.  

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