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Fraport Traffic Figures - October 2014
Frankfurt (ots) - Frankfurt Airport and Fraport's International Airport Portfolio Report Ongoing Traffic Growth - Newly Acquired Ljubljana Airport Fully Consolidated for the First Time
FRA/gk-rap - In the reporting month of October 2014, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) reported ongoing traffic growth. Despite some 1,100 strike-related flight cancellations which affected about 137,500 passengers, passenger numbers at FRA rose by 1.4 percent to 5.5 million. Without the strike by the pilots' union, Frankfurt Airport would have seen underlying passenger growth of approximately four percent in October 2014.
FRA's cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) increased by 1.1 percent to 188,062 metric tons year-on-year. Accumulated MTOWs (maximum takeoff weights) also rose, climbing by 1.6 percent to about 2.6 million metric tons. Aircraft movements declined by 1.5 percent to 41,947 takeoffs and landings. Without the strike-related flight cancellations, the number of aircraft movements at FRA would have slightly exceeded the previous year's level.
Airports in the Fraport Group's international portfolio also reported growth in October 2014. Fully consolidated for the first time, newly acquired Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in the capital city of Slovenia served 117,491 passengers and achieved growth of 6.7 percent compared to the same month last year. In Peru, Lima Airport (LIM) welcomed almost 1.4 million passengers, up 4.5 percent year-on- year. Bulgaria's Twinstar airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) had a combined total of 78,078 passengers - representing growth of 2.6 percent. Antalya Airport (AYT) on the Turkish Riviera experienced a 4.8 percent drop in traffic to about 2.8 million passengers. With more than 1.1 million passengers, St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport (LED) in Russia saw traffic rise by 5.6 percent year- on-year. In Germany, Hanover Airport (HAJ) also grew by 5.6 percent to 571,082 passengers. Xi'an Airport (XIY) in China achieved double- digit growth of 13.7 percent with some 2.7 million passengers.
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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 E2.56 billion, EBITDA of E880.2 million and profit of about E236 million. Last year, more than 103 million passengers used airports around the world in which Fraport has a majority stake. Currently, Fraport's international 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. 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 55 percent of all passengers using Frankfurt as a connecting hub, FRA also has the highest transfer rate among Europe's major hubs.
Frankfurt Airport City has become Germany's largest job complex at a single location, employing more than 78,000 people at some 500 organizations on site. Almost half of Germany's population lives within a 200-kilometer radius of the FRA - the largest airport catchment area in Europe. Frankfurt Airport City also serves as a magnet for other companies located in the vital Frankfurt/Rhine-Main- Neckar economic region. Thanks to synergies associated with the region's dynamic industries, networked expertise, and outstanding intermodal transportation infrastructure, FRA's 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 also a strategic gateway for companies wanting to access the huge European marketplace.
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