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Fraport Traffic Figures – May 2019: Frankfurt Airport Reports Solid Growth

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed 6.2 million passengers in May 2019,
an increase of 1.4 percent year-on-year. The growth rate would have
been one percentage point higher, if FRA had not been affected by a
number of weather and strike-related flight cancellations during the
reporting month. Over the first five months of 2019, FRA achieved
passenger growth of 2.9 percent.

Aircraft movements in May 2019 climbed by 1.0 percent to 46,181
takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs)
expanded by 0.8 percent to about 2.8 million metric tons. Cargo
throughput (airfreight + airmail) slightly grew by 0.6 percent to
185,701 metric tons.

Most of the airports in Fraport AG’s international portfolio also
reported passenger growth in May 2019. Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport
(LJU) recorded a 1.8 percent increase in traffic to 170,307
passengers. The two Brazilian airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto
Alegre (POA) registered combined traffic of over 1.1 million
passengers, also up slightly by 1.1 percent. In Peru, traffic at Lima
Airport (LIM) rose by 8.0 percent to 2.0 million passengers.

The 14 Greek regional airports served about 3.1 million passengers
overall, slipping by 1.9 percent year-on-year. This slight decline
can largely be attributed to the bankruptcy of a few airlines – with
other airlines, over the short term, only partially making up for the
capacity loss. The busiest airports in Fraport’s Greek portfolio
included: Thessaloniki (SKG) with 606,828 passengers, down 0.4
percent; Rhodes (RHO) with 599,993 passengers, down 5.1 percent; and
Corfu (CFU) with 347,953 passengers, down 2.0 percent.

After a phase of very strong growth over the past three years, the
Bulgarian airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) are currently
experiencing the consolidation of flight offerings, resulting in an
18.3 percent drop in traffic to 270,877 passengers. At the gateway to
the Turkish Riviera, Antalya Airport (AYT) received about 3.6 million
passengers, a gain of 3.3 percent. Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St.
Petersburg, Russia, advanced by 8.4 percent to about 1.7 million
passengers. Traffic at Xi’an Airport (XIY) in central China reached
almost 4.0 million passengers, up 5.1 percent.

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