Fraport Traffic Figures - June 2011: Continuous Trend Improvement

By Fraport Ag, PRNE
Monday, July 11, 2011

FRANKFURT, Germany, July 12, 2011 -


FRA Sees New June Record in Passenger

Fraport Group Airports Total
Approximately 43 Million Passengers in First Half 2011

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) closed the first half of 2011 with an
8.3 percent increase in passenger numbers and a 1 percent rise
in air cargo traffic.  Accumulated maximum takeoff weights
(MTOWs) at FRA grew by 7.1 percent, while the number of aircraft
movements rose by 6.7 percent since the beginning of the year.
 In absolute figures, Frankfurt Airport handled more than 26.5
million passengers and nearly 1.1 million metric tons of air
cargo in the first half of 2011.  In the same period, almost
239,000 takeoffs and landings were recorded. MTOWs at FRA amounted
to approximately 14.3 million metric tons.  Passenger figures
in the first two quarters of 2011 were the highest ever recorded in
Frankfurt Airport’s history.  This record coincides with the
celebration of Frankfurt Airport’s 75th anniversary.

This particularly positive development of FRA’s annual
first-half figures was also due to the high passenger numbers
registered in the vacation month of June.  Nearly 5.1 million
passengers were handled at Frankfurt Airport - a 4.9 percent
year-on-year increase. For the first time in the history of
Frankfurt Airport, June passenger traffic exceeded the five million
mark.  MTOWs at FRA climbed 1.1 percent to approximately 2.5
million metric tons in June. The number of aircraft movements
slightly declined by 0.8 percent. This was due to the decision of
the German Air Navigation Services (DFS) to reduce the number of
flights during the first days of operations of FRA’s new control
tower.  A total of around 800 flights were affected by this
measure implemented to guarantee a smooth transition of operations
to the new tower.  Without this measure, aircraft movements
would have increased by around 1.1 percent for the month of

With around 180,000 metric tons handled, air cargo registered a
6.4 percent year-on-year decline in June.  This is also due to
FRA’s extraordinarily strong cargo volume increase in the previous
year.  In the first six months of 2010, the strong
post-recession recovery of the global economy and, at the same
time, low inventory levels led to a particularly dynamic growth in
cargo traffic.  The recent decline is also attributable to a
slight drop in cargo traffic with Asia, following the
countercyclical and anti-inflationary measures in China and the
impact of the earthquake in Japan.

Passenger figures at the Fraport Group’s majority-owned airports
- Antalya (AYT) in Turkey, Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR) in
Bulgaria, and Lima (LIM) in Peru - registered an overall positive
development both in June and in the first half of 2011.  In
the previous month, the Fraport Group’s majority-owned airports
welcomed a total of approximately 10 million passengers.  This
corresponds to a Group-wide increase of 8.2 percent.  In the
first six months of 2010, the Fraport Group registered an 11.4
percent increase in passenger traffic.  Nearly 43 million
passengers used the Group’s airports in Germany, Turkey, Bulgaria
and Peru from January to June 2011.  With 1.3 million metric
tons handled, Group-wide cargo volume improved by 1.8 percent in
the first half of 2011. June, however, saw a year-on-year decline
of 4.8 percent (approximately 270,000 metric tons).

Frankfurt Airport’s Traffic Figures -June 2011

                                 Change [2]              Change [2]
                         June     June 11/  Jan. - June  Jan. - June
                         2011     June 10       2011        11/10
      Passengers [1]   5,090,016    4.9 %    26,534,772     8.3 %
      Airfreight [1]
      in metric tons     180,205   -6.4 %     1,098,706     1.0 %
      in metric tons       6,178    2.9 %        38,750     5.1 %
      Aircraft Movements  40,824   -0.8 %       238,770     6.7 %
      in metric tons   2,477,793    1.1 %    14,322,808     7.1 %
      share of punctual
      and departures in
      percent               61.6                   74.8

1. Total traffic (arrivals + departures + transit)

2. Change over previous year

Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for
June 2011

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

      (FRA)        5,089,795    4.9    183,502   -6.4      40,824      -0.8
      (AYT)        3,353,572   11.0       n.a.   n.a.      21,050      10.1
      Burgas (BOJ)   390,475   16.8        491   36.7       3,180      15.7
      Lima (LIM)
      [2]            937,318   14.1     22,790    9.2      11,031      11.8
      Varna (VAR)    208,792    4.8          3  -63.4       1,933       5.0
      Group        9,979,952    8.2    206,786   -4.8      78,018       4.4

1. Passengers (commercial traffic: arrivals + departures +

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 &
International Spokesman, Press Office (Dept. UKM-PS),
Corporate Communications, 60547 Frankfurt am Main,
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