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13.08.2002 – 08:38

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July 2002 - FRA Traffic Figures: Frankfurt Airport Again Records Clear Increase In Air Cargo Tonnage; Fraport AG Expects Passenger Figures To Rebound Soon

Frankfurt, Germany (ots)

Traffic figures for July show that
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) received about 4.6 million passengers, or 5.7
percent fewer than in July 2001.  The growth in passenger figures
expected in the third quarter of 2002 has not yet materialized,
particularly because of the restrained demand for flights and package
tours during the traditional vacation month of July. Fraport AG's
forecast for the total year 2002 remains unchanged; the decline in
passenger traffic is expected to be in the low one-digit percentage
range.
Nevertheless, Frankfurt Airport again recorded clear growth in
airfreight during July, as in the preceding month  - an important
early indicator of development in the world economy in the coming
months.  Handling some 127,500 metric tons of air cargo in July, FRA
achieved 4.6 percent growth compared to the same month last year. 
Intercontinental connections with the Far East and North America were
the decisive growth generators.  Tonnage carried between Frankfurt
and both of these markets grew by a strong 14 percent in July.
Aircraft movements at FRA almost reached last year's level,
declining only 0.3 percent to 40,988 takeoffs and landings in July
2002.  Because airlines deployed smaller aircraft to meet passenger
demand, FRA's Maximum Takeoff Weights (MTOWs) declined 3.5 percent to
about 2.2 million metric tons in July versus the same period last
year.
Frankfurt Airport's Traffic Figures for July 2002
July 2002   Change (2)  Jan.-July   Change (2)
                               July 02/      2002       Jan.-July
                               July 01                  02/01
Passengers      4.6       -5.7%       27.5       -4.5%
      in millions
Airfreight    127.5        4.6%      851.1       -1.8%
      in thousands of 
      metric tons
Airmail        11.3        1.1%       80.2       -0.2%
      in thousands of 
      metric tons
Aircraft       40.9       -0.3%      263.5       -1.3%
      Movements (1)
      in thousands
MTOWs       2,238.6       -3.5%   14,201.6       -5.3%
      in thousands of 
      metric tons
Punctuality    75.5                   80.5
      share of punctual arrivals
      and departures in percent
(1) Excluding military flights
      (2) Rate of change based on unrounded numbers
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For More Information, Please Contact:
Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide
Attn:  Robert A. Payne - Manager International Press
60547 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel.: +49 69 690 -78547  /  Fax: +49 69 690 -60548 
E-Mail:  r.payne@fraport.de  / Internet: www.fraport.com

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