Frankfurt up by 8.1% to 3.6m

By Doug Newhouse |

Passenger growth at Frankfurt Airport rose by 8.1% to 3.6m in February 2011 compared with February 2010, with the cumulative first two months’ growth averaging out at 6.6%.

At the same time, Frankfurt’s air freight volume continued to grow by 4.3% to 170,564 metric tons, a new record high for a February best performance. Adding the January tonnage, the increase amounted to 6%.

Aircraft movements increased in the reporting month by 8.2% to just over 36,000 take-offs and landings, representing cumulative growth of 7.1%.

Fraport says that a similar picture emerges at its majority-owned international airports within the group, with 5.14m passengers recorded at all five representing a growth rate of 11.6% in February 2011 and 9.3% for the first two months of the year.

Lima and Antalya were once again the top performers, with 911,000 passengers using Lima in February, corresponding to an increase of 21.8%. Antalya Airport generated 628,000 passengers, a rise of 18.3%. 

Fraport added that from January 1 to February 28, Lima achieved an increase of 20% in passenger traffic, while Antalya showed a slower growth rate of 10% in the comparable period.

The two airports on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, Burgas airport (BOJ) and Varna airport (VAR) handled 11,000 and 18,000 passengers respectively.



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