10.12.2014 – 07:00
Fraport Traffic Figures - November 2014: Fraport Reports Ongoing Traffic Growth at Its Frankfurt Global Hub and at Airports in the Group's International Portfolio
Fraport AG posted a new monthly passenger record of more than 4.4 million passengers at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base - a 2.5 percent gain compared to the same month last year and further confirmation of the positive trend in passenger traffic in recent months. FRA's cargo volume (airfreight and airmail) also continued to grow in the reporting month, advancing by 3.2 percent year-on-year to 202,728 metric tons. Maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) expanded by 2.7 percent to about 2.4 million metric tons. In contrast, the number of aircraft movements declined by 1.8 percent year-on-year to 37,109 takeoffs and landing.
Across the Group, the airports in Fraport AG's international portfolio also maintained strong growth during the reporting month. Slovenia's Ljubljana Airport (LJU) welcomed 84,507 passengers in November 2014, up 1.1 percent year-on-year. With some 1.3 million passengers, Lima Airport (LIM) in the capital city of Peru recorded a 6.1 percent jump in passenger traffic compared to November 2013. The Fraport Twinstar airports of Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast saw traffic surge by 22.9 percent to 40,219 passengers. Antalya Airport (AYT) on the Turkish Riviera received nearly 1.1 million passengers in November 2014, up 2.8 percent compared to the same month last year. At St. Petersburg Airport (LED) in Russia, passenger numbers rose by 5.8 percent to 934,566. Hanover Airport (HAJ) in northern Germany achieved an 8 percent increase to 402,179 passengers in November 2014. China's Xi'an Airport (XIY) recorded almost 2.4 million passengers, up 22.7 percent year-on-year.
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Fraport AG - which ranks among the world's leading companies in the global airport business - offers a full range of integrated airport management services and boasts subsidiaries and investments on five continents. In 2013, the Fraport Group generated sales of EUR 2.56 billion, EBITDA of EUR 880.2 million and profit of about EUE 236 million. Last year, more than 103 million passengers used airports around the world in which Fraport has a majority stake. Currently, Fraport's portfolio comprises 11 airports around the globe, including the latest acquisition Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia.
At its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base, Fraport welcomed more than 58 million passengers in 2013 and handled some 2.1 million metric tons of cargo (airfreight and airmail). For the current flight timetable, FRA is served by 98 passenger airlines flying to some 250 destinations in 105 countries worldwide. More than half of FRA?s destinations are intercontinental (beyond Europe) - underscoring Frankfurt's role as a leading hub in the global air transportation system. In Europe, Frankfurt Airport ranks first in terms of cargo tonnage and is the third-busiest for passenger traffic. With about 55 percent of all passengers using Frankfurt as a connecting hub, FRA also has the highest transfer rate among the major European hubs.
Frankfurt Airport City has become Germany's largest job complex at a single location, employing more than 78,000 people at some 500 companies and organizations on site. Major new real estate developments - such as The Squaire, the Gateway Gardens business park, and the Mönchhof Logistics Park - are creating an exciting new dimension and range of services at the evolving Frankfurt Airport City of the 21st century.
Almost half of Germany's population lives within a 200-kilometer radius of the FRA intermodal travel hub - the largest airport catchment area in Europe. FRA Airport City also serves as a magnet for other companies located throughout the economically vital Frankfurt/Rhine-Main-Neckar region. Thanks to synergies associated with the region's dynamic industries, networked expertise, and outstanding intermodal transportation infrastructure, FRA's world route network enables Hesse's and Germany's export-oriented businesses to flourish in global growth markets.
Frankfurt Airport meets the increasing needs of the export-oriented economies of the State of Hesse as well as Germany as a whole, for optimal connections to growth markets around the globe. Likewise, FRA is a strategic gateway for companies wanting to access the huge European marketplace. Thus, Frankfurt Airport - which is strategically located in the heart of Europe - is one of the most important hubs in the global logistics chain.
Fraport AG Robert A. Payne
Press Office, Corp.Communications
60547 Frankfurt, Germany
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