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Passenger traffic soars at Frankfurt and across Fraport Group


May was a good month for the Fraport Group, with Frankfurt Airport welcoming more than 5.1 million passengers and most of its airports worldwide experiencing double-digit growth rates.

The monthly passenger total in Frankfurt (FRA) represented a 12.2% increase over the same month a year ago.

However, compared to pre-crisis May 2019, FRA’s passenger traffic was still down by 17.5% in the reporting month.

Cargo volumes continued to decline in the month under review, reflecting an overall economic cooling. With 155,963 tonnes, FRA’s cargo throughput (comprising airfreight and airmail) was 10.2% below the level of May 2022.

Compared to May 2022, the number of aircraft movements edged up by 1.9% to a total of 37,278 takeoffs and landings, while accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) grew by 5.1% to about 2.3 million tonnes.

Across the Group, Fraport’s global network of airports also recorded further growth. Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia counted 110,926 passengers in the reporting month (up 30.4% year-on-year).

Traffic at Fraport’s Brazilian airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) grew to over 1.0 million passengers (+8.1%). Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru served about 1.7 million passengers in May 2023 (up 14.8%).

The total passenger volume at the 14 Greek regional airports climbed to 3.3 million (+16.7%). In Bulgaria, the two coastal airports of Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR) experienced vigorous expansion by 30.3% to a total of 224,003 air travellers.

Antalya Airport (AYT) in Turkey recorded 3.4 million passengers, equivalent to a plus of 27.7%.

The total number of passengers at the airports actively managed by Fraport expanded by 16.7% year-on-year to 14.8 million travellers in May 2023.

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