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Traffic Grows at Frankfurt Airport Despite Pilot Strike
Larger Aircraft Result in Capacity Growth; Number of Passengers Per Aircraft Movement Increases

Frankfurt/M. (ots) - In the first half of 2001, almost 24 million passengers used Frankfurt Airport (FRA) - 2.6 percent or 600,000 more passengers than in the same six-month period last year. While an increase of almost six percent was still registered during the first quarter of 2001, in the second quarter growth weakened noticeably, particularly because of the Lufthansa pilot strike. "We expect that we will reach a clearly higher level of passenger growth for all of 2001, than could be achieved in the first half of the year," said Dr. Wilhelm Bender, Chairman of Fraport AG's Executive Board. Due to the weakening global economy, above all, FRA's airfreight tonnage dropped 0.7 percent in the first half of 2001. The strong growth in the first quarter of 2001 was followed by a marked decline in the second quarter. Nevertheless, Frankfurt Airport remains the number one air cargo gateway in all of Europe. Although the number of aircraft movements at FRA grew only slightly by about 1 percent over the first half of 2000, the average number of passengers per flight increased by 1.7 percent. The Maximum Takeoff Weights (MTOWs) increased by 3.8 percent during the same period. This means a higher share of large aircraft at FRA and, thus, a capacity increase per aircraft movement. MTOWs are important for the calculation of take-off and landing charges. Fraport AG will issue its financial results for the first half of 2001 on August 23. Fraport Traffic Figures for the First Half 2001, Frankfurt Airport Passengers Airfreight Airmail in millions in '000s metric tons in '000s metric tons 1st Half 2001 24.0 744 69 1st Quarter 11.0 381 36 2nd Quarter 13.0 364 33 1st Half 2000 23.4 749 67 1st Quarter 10.4 359 35 2nd Quarter 13.0 390 33 Change Half Year 01 / Half Year 00 2.6 % -0.7 % 3.0 % Change 1st Q 01 / 1st Q 00 5.8 % 6.1% 2.9 % Change 2nd Q 01 / 2nd Q 00 0.0 % -6.7 % 0.0 % Aircraft Movements Max. Takeoff Weight (MTOW) in '000s in '000s metric tons 1st Half 2001 226 12,679 1st Quarter 110 6,128 2nd Quarter 116 6,551 1st Half 2000 224 12,210 1st Quarter 108 5,758 2nd Quarter 116 6,452 Change Half Year 01 / Half Year 00 0.9 % 3.8 % Change 1st Q 01 / 1st Q 00 1.9 % 6.4 % Change 2nd Q 01 / 2nd Q 00 0.0 % 1.5 % ots Originaltext: Fraport AG Internet: http://www.presseportal.de Fraport AG Presse und Publikationen (VSP) 60547 Frankfurt am Main Telefon: (0 69) 6 90 - 7 05 55 Telefax: (0 69) 6 90 - 5 50 71 Original-Content von: Fraport AG, übermittelt durch news aktuell

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