Fraport Traffic Figures – March and First Quarter 2016

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

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

Positive Traffic Performance in the First Quarter Helped by the Timing of the Easter Holidays, the Non-Recurrence of Previous Year's Flight Cancellations and an Additional Leap Day - Fraport's Group Airports Continue to See Varying Results - Strong Growth Achieved in March 2016  

FRA - In the first quarter of 2016, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) scored a new passenger record: with almost 13 million passengers served, passenger traffic at FRA exceeded the record achieved in the first quarter of the previous year by some 417,000 passengers, or 3.3 percent. The traffic performance was positively impacted by the timing of the Easter holidays and an additional leap day, along with the non-recurrence of strikes which occurred in the same period of the previous year. The number of aircraft movements rose slightly by 1 percent to 105,844 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) once again increased significantly by 3.4 percent to 6.9 million metric tons, thus exceeding the previous record high achieved in the first quarter of 2011. Cargo (airfreight and airmail) volumes decreased slightly by 1 percent to 506,434 metric tons during the first three months of 2016, partly reflecting the slowdown in global trade.

In the month of March 2016, some 4.8 million passengers passed through Frankfurt Airport, up 3.9 percent. The previous March record from 2015 was thus exceeded by around 180,000 passengers. The strong performance was helped by the timing of the Easter holidays at the end of March, as well as the non-recurrence of strike and weather-related flight cancellations that occurred in March 2014. With 37,503 takeoffs and landings, aircraft movements remained at last year's level (up 0.8 percent). Maximum takeoff weights were up again by 3.2 percent to approximately 2.4 million metric tons, reflecting the ongoing trend by airlines of using larger aircraft types. Cargo volumes decreased by 1.3 percent to 187,063 metric tons in March 2016, due to the production slowdown in connection with different timing of the Easter holidays.

Fraport AG's international portfolio reported varying performance across the Group's airports during the first quarter of 2016. Slovenia's Ljubljana Airport (LJU) welcomed 245,466 passengers in the first three months of the year - an increase of 3.9 percent. With almost 4.5 million passengers served, Lima Airport (LIM) in the capital city of Peru saw passenger traffic rise by 11.5 percent. The two Bulgarian Twin Star Airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) combined welcomed around 117,000 passengers, achieving passenger growth of 20.9 percent. Passenger figures at Antalya Airport (AYT) in Turkey and Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg, Russia, decreased by 2.8 percent to just under 2.4 million passengers and 6.2 percent to about 2.3 million passengers respectively. Almost 1 million passengers used Hanover Airport (HAJ) in northern Germany during the first quarter of the current year, up 3.4 percent. Xi'an Airport (XIY) in China welcomed some 8.6 million passengers - an increase of 13 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 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.

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 2016, 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 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
    March 2016

    Fraport Group Airports[1]
                                                                    Cargo
    March 2016                     Fraport     Passengers     (Freight & Mail) Movements
                                     share            DELTA             DELTA       DELTA
                                      in %    Month      %     Month      %   Month    %
    Fully-consolidated airports
                                        
    FRA      Frankfurt, Germany     100.00  4,787,222   3.9   183,292   -1.6 37,503    0.8
    LJU      Ljubljana, Slovenia    100.00     93,923   3.3       884    5.9  2,501    1.2
    LIM      Lima, Peru[2]           70.01  1,502,417  12.1    18,635  -13.0 14,544    9.3
    BOJ      Burgas, Bulgaria        60.00     11,767  29.6       887   24.2    223   38.5
    VAR      Varna, Bulgaria         60.00     29,291  20.1         7   32.0    402   14.2

    At equity consolidated airports[2]
    AYT      Antalya, Turkey         51.00    999,067  -4.0      n.a.   n.a.  7,007  -11.6
    LED      St. Petersburg, Russia  35.50    829,788  -3.9      n.a.   n.a.  8,985  -15.2
    HAJ      Hanover, Germany        30.00    405,978   0.9     1,470   -4.6  6,066   -4.1
    XIY      Xi'an, China            24.50  2,910,503   7.5    19,802   16.3 23,117    7.0

    Fraport Group Airports[1]
                                                                   Cargo
     Year to Date (YTD) 2016         Fraport     Passengers    (Freight & Mail)  Movements
                                     share              DELTA          DELTA        DELTA
                                      in %      YTD       %    YTD       %   YTD       %
    Fully-consolidated airports
    FRA      Frankfurt,Germany      100.00 12,925,742    3.3 496,764   -1.2 105,844   1.0
    LJU      Ljubljana,Slovenia     100.00    245,466    3.9   2,416    5.2  6,425   -3.2
    LIM      Lima, Peru[2]           70.01  4,482,468   11.5  61,148   -5.5 42,546    9.5
    BOJ      Burgas, Bulgaria        60.00     34,532   15.4   3,130 >100,0    706   28.4
    VAR      Varna, Bulgaria         60.00     82,548   23.4      20   10.6  1,108   16.5

    At equity consolidated airports[2]
                                               

    AYT      Antalya, Turkey         51.00  2,351,834   -2.8    n.a.   n.a. 16,800   -8.4
    LED      St. Petersburg, Russia  35.00  2,316,383   -6.2    n.a.   n.a. 25,553  -16.2
    HAJ      Hanover, Germany        30.00  1,008,003    3.4   4,691   -4.0 15,965    2.4
    XIY      Xi'an, China            24.50  8,595,994   13.0  54,726   16.1 68,867   11.2

    Frankfurt Airport[3]
                                                   DELTA       YTD    DELTA
    March 2016                            Month      %        2016      %
    Passengers                        4,787,574     3.9  12,926,691    3.3
    Cargo (freight & mail)              187,063    -1.3     506,434   -1.0
    Aircraft movements                   37,503     0.8     105,844    1.0
    MTOW (in metric tons)[4]          2,447,135     3.2   6,860,560    3.4
    PAX/PAX-flight[5]                     137.6     2.4       131.4    2.0
    Seat load factor (%)                   74.5                71.7
    Punctuality rate (%)                   84.2                83.4

                                              PAX            PAX
                                            share   Month  share    YTD
    Frankfurt Airport Regional Split        month  DELTA %   YTD  DELTA%
    Continental                             60.5%     4.4  59.6%    3.3
      Germany                               11.7%     1.8  11.8%    2.1
      Europe (without Germany)              48.7%     5.0  47.8%    3.6
        Western Europe                      41.1%     5.6  40.0%    4.1
        Eastern Europe                       7.6%     2.0   7.8%    1.3
    Intercontinental                        39.5%     3.3  40.4%    3.5
      Africa                                 4.4%     3.9   4.5%    3.8
      Middle East                            6.5%     6.7   6.5%    4.9
      North America                         12.4%     6.3  12.2%    4.5
      Central & South America                4.4%     8.1   4.8%    8.5
      Far East                              11.7%    -3.1  12.4%   -0.2
      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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