Fraport traffic figures – May 2012: Frankfurt Airport welcomes more than five million passengers in May
Publication date: 14 June 2012
Author: Fraport AG
Fraport AG welcomed about 5.1 million passengers at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) global hub in May 2012 – up 1.4 percent year-on-year. FRA achieved a new May passenger record, despite the thinning out of the flight schedule due to three additional long weekends – public holidays with corresponding bridge days – during the reporting month. The private travel segment was positively influenced by these holidays falling in May – for example, with the Ascension Day weekend in southern Germany held earlier than last year – as well as by some travelers taking their vacations sooner in conjunction with the European soccer championship.
Aircraft movements at FRA dropped slightly by 0.4 percent to 43,050 takeoffs and landings in May 2012. This can be also be attributed to a thinning out of the flight schedule in May 2012 due to the bridge-day holiday weekends as well as the over proportionate decline in freighter movements at FRA. Airfreight at Frankfurt Airport fell by 10.6 percent to 168,208 metric tons. Also affected by the decrease in heavy freighter aircraft, accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) dropped slightly by 0.7 percent to about 2.6 million metric tons.
Fraport’s five majority-owned airports served a total of almost nine million passengers during the reporting month – a rise of 0.4 percent year-on-year. Traffic at Peru’s Lima Airport (LIM) advanced briskly by 11.6 percent to nearly 1.1 million passengers year-on-year. LIM recently won its fifth SkyTrax Award – for the fourth consecutive year – as Best Airport in South America. Antalya Airport (AYT) on the Turkish Riviera reported about 2.6 million passengers in May 2012 – down 4.7 percent. On the Black Sea coast in Bulgaria, Burgas Airport (BOJ) welcomed 87,163 passengers in May 2012 – a 7.3 percent drop year-on-year. Approximately 63,000 passengers used Varna Airport (VAR), representing a 15.7 percent gain over the same month last year.
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