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Traffic up in Frankfurt and across Fraport’s global airport network


Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 5.8 million passengers in September 2023 – an increase of 18.2% compared to the same month last year.

Operator, Fraport AG, however, is quick to point out that the monthly total was 13.9% down on September 2019.

The latest figures mean that Frankfurt Airport handled a total of 44.5 million in the first nine months of 2023 – a healthy 23.4% up on the same period last year.

FRA’s cargo volumes (comprising airfreight and airmail) edged up 1.3% year-on-year to 163,687 tonnes in September 2023.

Aircraft movements climbed by 16% percent year-on-year to 39,653 takeoffs and landing, while maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) rose by 13.1%  year-on-year to around 2.5 million tonnes in the reporting month.

Fraport’s global network of airports also reported traffic growth in September 2023. Indeed, during the month, Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport (LJU) served 140,455 passengers (+18.2%); traffic at Brazil’s Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) grew by 1.5%; Peru’s Lima Airport (LIM) welcomed around 1.8 million passengers (+10.4%), while traffic at Fraport’s 14 Greek regional airports rose to 5.1 million passengers (+ 9.9%).

Elsewhere, combined traffic at the two Bulgarian coastal airports of Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR) improved by 14.9% to 486,137 passengers and passenger numbers at Antalya Airport (AYT) on the Turkish Riviera grew by 10.2% to 4.9 million passengers.

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