Fraport Traffic Figures - September 2010: Traffic Growth Continues Unabated

By Fraport Ag, PRNE
Monday, October 11, 2010

Schulte: "We Expect Passenger Figures at FRA to Rise by Well Over Four Percent in 2010"

FRANKFURT, October 12, 2010 - Fraport AG welcomed more than 5.1 million passengers
at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base in the reporting month of September
- a 10.4 percent increase compared to the same period last year.
Commenting on the latest traffic figures, Fraport AG's executive board
chairman Dr. Stefan Schulte said: "The 5.1 million figure represents a new
record for the month of September and confirms that we have returned to the
pre-crisis traffic level of 2007."

Schulte is particularly pleased by the stabilizing growth of
business travel, with double-digit growth rates for both domestic and
European traffic. "We continue to be optimistic about traffic growth during
the remainder of the year and have raised our forecast for 2010 from three
percent to well over four percent - despite traffic losses earlier in the
year due to weather conditions, the volcanic ash cloud, and strikes,"
explained Schulte.

During the first nine months of the year, Fraport registered a
four percent year-on-year increase in traffic to 40.1 million passengers. The
latest third quarter 2010 figures show even stronger growth of 8.2 percent
year-on-year. "In particular, our third quarter traffic figures indicate that
Frankfurt Airport has returned to a sustainable growth path," stressed

Frankfurt Airport's double-digit airfreight growth rates are
also viewed positively, because they underscore the important role that FRA
plays as an international cargo hub for Germany's export-driven economy,"
said Fraport's CEO. Airfreight throughput jumped by 15.4 percent year-on-year
in September 2010 to 186,111 metric tons - a new historic September record.
In the first three quarters of 2010 airfreight surged by 27 percent to 1.6
million metric tons.

FRA's aircraft movements climbed by 3.6 percent in September
to 41,613 takeoffs and landings. In the first nine months of the year,
Fraport recorded 349,029 takeoffs and landings (up 0.3 percent).

In September 2010, maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) rose by
seven percent year-on-year to approximately 2.5 million metric tons.
Accumulated MTOWs for the January-to-September 2010 period reached about 21
million metric tons, up 2.8 percent.

Fraport's majority-owned airports achieved particularly
satisfying results. Antalya (AYT) Airport on the Turkish Riviera served 18.3
million passengers from January to September 2010 - up 18.6 percent on the
same period last year. A total of 7.5 million passengers used Lima Airport
(LIM) in Peru in the first nine months of 2010, up 15.5 percent
year-on-year. Fraport's two airports on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast also
experienced growth over the same period: Burgas Airport (BOJ) registered
1.85 million passengers (up 11.1 percent) and Varna Airport (VAR) welcomed
1.13 million passengers (up 0.7 percent).

From January to September 2010, the number of passengers at
the Fraport Group's majority-owned airports rose by 8.8 percent year-on-year
to a total of 68.9 million. In September 2010 alone, passenger figures for
the entire Fraport Group increased by 12.3 percent to a total of 9.4 million

    ANR 39/2010 - October 12, 2010

    Frankfurt Airport's Traffic Figures - September 2010

                                     Change(2)                 Change(2)

                          September  Sept. 10/   Jan.-Sept.   Jan.-Sept.
                             2010    Sept. 09      2010         10/09

    Passengers(1)         5,088,043    10.4 %   40,084,985        4.0 %

    Airfreight(1)           186,111    15.4 %    1,647,256       27.0 %
    in metric tons

    Airmail                   5,878    -1.7 %       54,609       -3.3 %
    in metric tons

    Aircraft Movements       41,613     3.6 %      349,029        0.3 %

    MTOWs                 2,499,564     7.0 %   20,922,794        2.8 %
    in metric tons

    Punctuality                77.7                   72.4
    share of punctual
    arrivals and
    departures in percent


    (1) Total traffic (arrivals + departures + transit)
    (2) Change over previous year
    (3) Excluding military flights

    Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for September 2010

                                       Cargo in             Aircraft
                                         metric     Change Movements
    Airports    Passengers(1) Change   tons abs.  absolute  absolute  Change
                    absolute   in %  (+ airmail)      in %              in %

    Frankfurt      5,087,585   10.4     189,202      15.0     41,613     3.6

    Antalya        2,983,886   14.3        n.a.      n.a.     18,477    13.8

    Burgas (BOJ)     274,374    9.2         597    1009.7      2,215     0.0

    Lima (LIM)(3)    858,305   20.5      28,336      16.0     10,325    19.4

    Varna (VAR)      176,404   -0.1           9     -16.3      1,684     0.5

    Fraport        9,380,554   12.3     218,144      15.5     74,314     7.8


    (1) Passengers (commercial traffic: arrivals + departures + transit)
    (2) Adjusted for 2009 base-year value
    (3) Figures provided by LIM


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    Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide
    Robert A. Payne, B.A.A. - Senior Mgr. International Press & PR
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    Corporate Communications, 60547 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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