Fraport Traffic Figures - April 2011: Visible Growth in April

By Fraport Ag, PRNE
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Adjusted Passenger Figures Show Passenger Gain of 6 to 7 Percent at FRA - 2008 Pre-economic Crisis Peak Figures Have Been Surpassed - Statistical Effects from 2010 Ash Cloud Crisis and Easter Travel Season

FRANKFURT, Germany, May 12, 2011 - The impact of the global financial and economic
crisis on traffic at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has now been relegated to the
history books. In the reporting month of April 2011, traffic volumes for
passengers, cargo (airfreight plus airmail) and MTOWs (Maximum Takeoff
Weights) all reached new April records and surpassed the April 2008 figures.
FRA's dramatic 31 percent year-on year growth in passenger traffic is, first
and foremost, the result of a statistical base effect. In April 2010 the ash
cloud from the volcanic eruption in Iceland brought European aviation to a
standstill for almost one week. Eliminating all special effects - including
political unrest in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) as well as
the earthquake/Tsunami catastrophe in Japan and taking into account the
late-occurring Easter travel season in April this year instead of March in
2010 - FRA ends up with "regular" growth of 210,000 to 250,000 passengers in
April 2011. This represents a passenger gain of about six to seven percent

Commenting on the latest traffic report, Fraport executive
board chairman Dr. Stefan Schulte said: "Even before the opening of Frankfurt
Airport's new runway in October 2011, we are seeing impressive confirmation
of our expectations for noticeable growth in air traffic. We have immediately
achieved record performance during this first month of the new summer

Schulte further explained that Fraport registered more than
4.6 million passengers at its Frankfurt Airport home base; a year ago the
figure was only 3.5 million passengers. Germany's leading air transportation
hub also handled about 187,000 metric tons of airfreight in April 2011, up
approximately 13 percent year-on-year. Aircraft movements climbed by 25.4
percent to some 40,000 takeoffs and landings last month. Accumulated MTOWs
(maximum takeoff weights) reached well over 2.4 million metric tons - rising
23.5 percent year-on-year.

Not only Fraport's home airport recorded a dynamic growth
trend. The Group's majority-owned airports overseas also experienced strong
growth in April 2011. Leading the way, Antalya Airport (AYT) served 1.6
million passengers and achieved growth of 45.1 percent in the reporting
month. Part of this increase can be attributed to the special situation in
the North Africa tourism market and to this year's Easter traffic occurring
in April.

Peru's Lima Airport (LIM) followed with a 23.6 jump in traffic
to 920,000 passengers. The Bulgarian Black Sea airports of Varna (VAR) and
Burgas (BOJ) still operate at a smaller statistical spring base for passenger
figures, which can lead to unusual percent growth values. In the reporting
month, BOJ saw traffic surge by almost 200 percent to 19,500 passengers,
while VAR experienced a modest 0.6 percent increase to 31,600 passengers.

The Fraport Group's five majority-owned airports welcomed a
total of 7.2 million passengers in April 2011, representing year-on-year
growth of 33 percent.

Frankfurt Airport is the first airport to be carbon accredited
under the European-initiated ACA program: (

ANR 16/2011 - May 12, 2011

Frankfurt Airport's Traffic Figures - April 2011

                              April 2011   Change [2]              Change [2]

                                            April 11/   Jan. -   Jan. - April
                                            April 10  April 2011    11/10

    Passengers [1]               4,641,313   31.2 %   16,406,007       10.2 %

    Airfreight [1]                 187,381   12.7 %      730,359        5.7 %
    in metric tons

    Airmail [1]                      6,678   24.1 %       25,932        5.0 %
    in metric tons 

    Aircraft Movements              40,369   25.4 %      154,739        9.8 %

    MTOWs                        2,434,061   23.5 %    9,275,213       10.1 %
    in metric tons 

    Punctuality                       80.7                  76.9
    share of punctual
    and departures in


    [1] Total traffic (arrivals + departures + transit)

    [2] Change over previous year

    ANR 16/2011> May 12, 2011

    Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for April 2011

      Airports                        Cargo in             Aircraft
                                       metric              Movements
                 Passengers[1] Change tons abs.  Change                Change
                                         (+                absolute
                   absolute     in %  airmail)    in %                  in %
      Frankfurt    4,640,999   31.2   191,087      12.8      40,369      25.4
                   1,608,406   45.1      n.a.      n.a.      11,592      35.2

                      19,527  197.9       898      30.1         455      29.3

    Burgas (BOJ)
    Lima (LIM)[2]    920,525   23.6    20,957      18.6      11,119      17.7
     Varna (VAR)      31,629    0.6         5      20.2         525      -7.4
       Fraport     7,221,086   33.0   212,947      13.4      64,060      25.3


[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:; Internet:


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