PRN: Fraport Traffic Figures - May 2011: Frankfurt Records First May Month With More Than Five Million Passengers
PRN: Fraport Traffic Figures - May 2011: Frankfurt Records First May Month With More Than Five Million Passengers.
Fraport Traffic Figures - May 2011: Frankfurt Records First May Month With More Than Five Million Passengers
FRANKFURT, Germany, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
For the first time in the history of Frankfurt Airport (FRA), May passenger traffic exceeded the five million mark. Â In previous years, this peak usually started in July. With 5.04 million passengers in May 2011, Frankfurt Airport achieved year-on-year growth of 5.8 percent. This growth rate falls within the 4 to 7 percent range already forecast by Fraport for the entire year of 2011. Â
Aircraft movements at FRA rose by 3.6 percent to 43,207 takeoffs and landings in the reporting month. Â Maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) grew at a similar rate of 3.1 percent to 2.57 million metric tons. Â The strong statistical effect from May 2010 resulted in airfreight tonnage dropping by 7.9 percent in the reporting month. Â Last year, Frankfurt reported a 39.7 percent jump in airfreight tonnage in May -primarily at the beginning of May 2010 due to the large amount of unshipped cargo following the European ash cloud crisis. Â
The Fraport Group's majority-owned airports continued to report steady traffic growth in the reporting month. Â Antalya Airport (AYT) in the Turkish Riviera registered the highest traffic volume in May 2011, with 2.7 million passengers and year-on-year growth of 10.5 percent. Â Almost reaching the one-million
passenger mark, Peru's Lima Airport (LIM) welcomed 971,815 passengers and recorded even stronger growth of 15.5 percent in May 2011. Â Looking at the Bulgarian Black Sea airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ), BOJ increased faster in May 2011 and for the year to date. Â This can be attributed mainly to the stronger growth in hotel capacity in the southern coastal region served by Burgas. Â BOJ welcomed 94,006 passengers in May 2011 (up 7.4 percent) while VAR had 74,750 passengers (down 8.7 percent).
Fraport's majority-owned airports (including FRA) received a total of some 8.9 million passengers in May 2011, up 8.1 percent year-on-year.
ANR 22/2011> June 15, 2011
Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for May 2011
Cargo in metric Aircraft Passengers(1) Change tons abs. Change Movements Change (+ Airports absolute in % airmail) in % absolute in % Frankfurt (FRA) 5,037,919 5.8 191,837 -7.6 43,207 3.6 Antalya (AYT) 2,743,874 10.5 n.a. n.a. 17,702 6.3 Burgas (BOJ) 94,006 7.4 167 -71.9 1,123 11.6 Lima (LIM)(2) 971,815 15.5 20,895 -4.8 11,615 16.5 Varna (VAR) 74,750 -8.7 5 -9.0 913 -17.2 Fraport Group 8,922,364 8.1 212,904 -7.5 74,560 5.9
1 Passengers (commercial traffic: arrivals + departures + transit)
2 Figures provided by LIM
ANR 22/2011 - June 15, 2011
Frankfurt Airport's Traffic Figures - May 2011
Change 2 Change 2 May 11/ Jan. - May Jan. - May May 2011 May 10 2011 11/10 Passengers (1) 5,038,749 5.8 % 21,444,756 9.2 % Airfreight (1) in metric tons 188,143 -7.9 % 918,502 2.6 % Airmail (1) in metric tons 6,640 7.3 % 32,572 5.5 % Aircraft Movements 43,207 3.6 % 197,946 8.4 % MTOWs in metric tons 2,569,802 3.1 % 11,845,015 8.5 % Punctuality 79.9 77.5 share of punctual arrivals and departures in percent
1 Total traffic (arrivals + departures + transit)
2 Change over previous year
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