Fraport Traffic Figures - September 2011: Noticeable Passenger Growth Again in September

New Peak September Month for Passengers and MTOWs - Despite Decline Airfreight Remains at High Level

Oct 13, 2011, 01:00 ET from Fraport AG

FRANKFURT, October 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Fraport AG welcomed more than 5.3 million passengers at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base in September 2011- a gain of more than four percent year-on-year. "With 5.3 million passengers, we have achieved a new peak September month at Frankfurt Airport. Our passenger figures remain on course and we expect to reach our forecast of four to seven percent growth at FRA for 2011," explained Fraport AG's executive board chairman Dr. Stefan Schulte. For the nine month January-to-September 2011 period Germany's leading air transportation gateway registered about 42.8 million passengers - up 6.7 percent year-on-year.

FRA's accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) hit a new September monthly peak, advancing by 1.5 percent year-on-year to approximately 2.5 million metric tons. MTOWs have risen by 5.2 percent to just over 22 million metric tons this year so far.

In September 2011, Frankfurt Airport's aircraft movements climbed by 2.1 percent year-on-year to 42,496 takeoffs and landings. During the first nine months of this year Fraport recorded 366,180 aircraft movements at FRA - a jump of 4.9 percent.

After the record 2010 year, airfreight tonnage continued to normalize at a high level. In the first three quarters of 2011 FRA handled some 1.6 million metric tons of airfreight, slipping 0.7 percent. In the September 2011 reporting month FRA handled 176,222 metric tons of airfreight, a decline of 5.3 percent year-on-year. "Taking into account the sagging September figures, we expect Frankfurt Airport's airfreight tonnage for the entire year 2011 to drop slightly," said Schulte.

Traffic at the Fraport Group's majority-owned airports advanced in September 2011. Antalya Airport (AYT) in the Turkish Riviera served 3,323,333 passengers, representing a rise of 11.4 percent year-on-year. With 968,785 passengers, Lima Airport (LIM) in the Peruvian capital also recorded a double-digit increase of 12.5 percent. Fraport's two Bulgarian Black Sea airports also posted traffic gains in the reporting month: Burgas Airport (BOJ) received 323,864 passengers (up 18.0 percent) while Varna Airport (VAR) had 182,318 passengers (up 3.4 percent).

The majority-owned Group airports (including FRA) welcomed a total of 10,101,972 passengers in September 2011 - up 7.7 percent year-on-year. Cumulative Group figures for January to September 2011 surged by 9.8 percent year-on-year to 75,615,661 passengers.

ANR 31/2011 - October 13, 2011

Frankfurt Airport's Traffic Figures-September 2011

   
                                 Change 2                 Change 2

                                 Sept. 11/ Jan. - Sept. Jan. - Sept.
                      Sept. 2011 Sept. 10      2011      2011/2010
      Passengers 1     5,306,249    4.3 %    42,751,389     6.7 %

      Airfreight 1       176,222   -5.3 %     1,636,207    -0.7 %
     in metric tons   
     
       Airmail 1           6,708   14.1 %        58,328     6.8 %
     in metric tons

   Aircraft Movements     42,496    2.1 %       366,180     4.9 %

         MTOWs         2,538,263    1.5 %    22,018,277     5.2 %
    in metric tons   

     Punctuality            75.6                   75.3
   share of punctual
     arrival sand 
    departures in
      percent 


1 Total traffic (arrivals + departures + transit)

2 Change over previous year

ANR 31/2011> October 13, 2011

Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for September 2011

   
                                     Cargo in
                                      metric              Aircraft
                Passengers 1 Change tons abs.  Change    Movements   Change
                                        (+
   Airports       absolute     in %  airmail)    in %     absolute     in %
   Frankfurt
   (FRA)         5,303,672     4.2   180,483     -4.6      42,496       2.1
   Antalya
   (AYT)         3,323,333    11.4      n.a.     n.a.      20,140       9.0
   Burgas (BOJ)    323,864    18.0       202    -66.1       2,657      20.0
   Lima (LIM)2     968,785    12.5    29,114      2.7      10,997       6.5
   Varna (VAR)     182,318     3.4         7    -29.3       1,679      -0.3
   Fraport
   Group        10,101,972     7.7   209,806     -3.8      77,969       4.9


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

2 Figures provided by LIM

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