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Fraport Traffic Figures - April 2013: Growth Continues at Fraport's Overseas Airports - Strike-related Decline in FRA's Passenger Figures

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Frankfurt (ots)

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed nearly 4.7
million passengers in April 2013, a decrease of 2.2
percent year-on-year. The drop can be attributed to
the Easter holidays commencing in March (earlier start
of the Easter travel season) and, especially, to the
strike by Deutsche Lufthansa AG's ground staff - which
resulted in about 950 strike-related flight
cancellations on April 22 that affected more than
100,000 passengers at FRA. Excluding this one-time
effect, passenger figures would have reached last
year's level. FRA's cargo volume remained relatively
constant with 174,000 metric tons handled in the 
reporting month, only 0.1 percent below the April 2012
figure.  Also impacted by the labor strike, aircraft
movements fell by 2.2 per cent to about 39,250 takeoffs
and landings.


Fraport's five majority-owned airports served a total
of almost 7.4 million passengers in April 2013, up 0.6
percent year-on-year. In particular, Peru's Lima
Airport (LIM), with some 1.13 million passengers, and
Turkey's Antalya Airport (AYT), with nearly 1.54
million passengers, both registered strong ongoing
growth. Skytrax recently honored Lima Airport with its
"Best Airport in South America" award (sixth time) and
the "Best Airport Staff Service in South America" award
(third time).  Together, the airports of Varna (VAR)
and Burgas (BOU) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast
recorded about 47,000 passengers in April 2013. 

For Further Information, Please Contact:

Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide
Robert A. Payne, B.A.A. - International Spokesman and
Head of International Press/PR & External Activities
Team, Press Office (UKM-PS), Corporate Communications,
60547 Frankfurt, Germany; Tel.: +49 69.690.78547;
E-mail: r.payne@fraport.de; Internet: www.fraport.com

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