PRN: Fraport Traffic Figures - April 2012: FRA's Upward Trend in Passenger Traffic Continues
Fraport Traffic Figures - April 2012: FRA's Upward Trend in Passenger Traffic Continues [11-May-2012] FRNKFURT, Germany, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ï» Fraport AG welcomed about 4.8 million passengers at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base in April 2012 - up 2.8 percent year-on-year.
Fraport Traffic Figures - April 2012: FRA's Upward Trend in Passenger Traffic Continues
FRNKFURT, Germany, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
ï»¿Fraport AG welcomed about 4.8 million passengers at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base in April 2012 - up 2.8 percent year-on-year. Â The reporting month even surpassed the previous April peak figure set in 2011 by some 130,000 passengers - despite the fact that this year's Easter break occurred earlier and shifted holiday traffic into March 2012.Â Â
Aircraft movements at Frankfurt declined due to the nighttime flight curfew (from 23:00 to 05:00) as well as the shorter Easter vacation period in April 2012. Â Thus, FRA registered 40,149 takeoffs and landings in April 2012, down 0.5 percent year-on-year. Â Airfreight decreased by 10.5 percent to 167,739 metric tons, while accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) dropped by 1.6 percent to approximately 2.4 million metric tons. Â Â
From January to April 2012, almost 17 million travelers used the FRA global hub. Â This represents a three percent jump compared to the same four month period last year. Â During this period, airfreight tonnage fell by 11.8 to 644,516 metric tons. Â Aircraft movements from January to April 2012 declined by 1.4 percent to 152,597 takeoffs and landings - due to strike-related flight cancellations and the nighttime ban at FRA.
Fraport's five majority-owned airports around the world served a total of 7.3 million passengers in the reporting month - growing by 1.7 percent year-on-year. Â At Peru's Lima Airport (LIM), traffic surged by 13.5 percent to some one million passengers year-on-year. Â Furthermore, LIM recently won its fifth SkyTrax Award - for the fourth consecutive year - as Best Airport in South America. Â
Antalya Airport (AYT) on the Turkish Riviera served 1.5 million passengers in April 2012 - a 7.8 percent decline compared to the same month last year. Â This drop can be primarily attributed to a stabilization of the political and social environment in North Africa, which had resulted in many international passengers shifting their travel plans to Fraport's Turkish airport in the spring of 2011. Â
On the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, Burgas Airport (BOJ) registered a 1.7 percent gain in traffic to almost 20,000 passengers. Â Meanwhile, Â Varna Airport (VAR) welcomed 26,182 passengers in April 2012, following the reopening of the airport after several months of Â reconstruction from mid-October 2011 to the end of February 2012.
Frankfurt Airport's Traffic FiguresÂ -April 2012
Change  Change  April 12/ Jan. - April Jan. - April April 2012 April 11 2012 2012/2011 Passengers  4,771,476 2.8 % 16,951,447 3.3 % Airfreight  in metric tons 167,739 -10.5 % 644,516 -11.8 % Airmail  in metric tons 6,448 -3.4 % 26,378 1.7 % Aircraft Movements 40,149 -0.5 % 152,597 -1.4 % MTOWs in metric tons 2,395,174 -1.6 % 9,116,245 -1.7 % Punctuality share of punctual arrivals and departures in percent 82.9 83.1
1. Total traffic (arrivals + departures + transit)
2. Change over previous year
Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for April 2012
Cargo in metric Aircraft Passengers Change tons abs. Change Movements Change Airports absolute in % (+ airmail) in % Absolute in % Frankfurt (FRA) 4,770,945 2.8 170,936 -10.5 40,149 -0.5 Antalya (AYT) 1,482,337 -7.8 n.a. n.a. 10,887 -6.1 Burgas (BOJ) 19,856 1.7 9 -99.0 357 -21.5 Lima (LIM) 1,024,594 13.5 20,153 -3.8 11,889 6.9 Varna (VAR) 26,182 -17.2 3 -46.9 377 -28.2 Fraport Group 7,323,914 1.7 191,100 -10.3 63,659 -0.6
1. Passengers (commercial traffic: arrivals + departures + transit)
2.Â Figures provided by LIM
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