Fraport Traffic Figures - February 2016: Frankfurt Airport Reports New Monthly Traffic Passenger Record

FRANKFURT, Germany, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --





Special Effect Due to Leap Day - Deployment of Larger Aircraft Continues 

Serving nearly four million passengers in February 2016, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) registered growth of 3.8 percent year-on-year - an increase of 134,000 passengers compared to the previous record February month posted in the 2008 leap year. Without the extra leap day, figures would have remained at the same level as last year. Accumulated Maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) rose to about 2.2 million metric tons, which represents some 400 metric tons more than the previous February record reached in 2008. Thus, MTOWs grew by 6.2 percent compared to February 2015, or by 2.3 percent when excluding the February 29 leap day. FRA's aircraft movements climbed by 3.5 percent to 34,097 takeoffs and landings, down by 0.2 percent when excluding the leap day. The over-proportional growth in MTOWs versus aircraft movements - and the resulting utilization of larger aircraft types - continued in February 2016. Cargo (airfreight and airmail) throughput continued the trend of recent months, dipping by 1.4 percent to 159,721 metric tons.

Fraport AG's international portfolio of airports reported differing traffic performance in February 2016. At Slovenia's Ljubljana Airport (LJU) traffic jumped by 7.9 percent to almost 78,000 passengers. In the Peruvian capital, Lima Airport (LIM) welcomed nearly 1.5 million passengers, an increase of 12.3 percent year-on-year. Together, the Twin Star airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast received 34,864 passengers - the strong 21.8 percent growth can be attributed to a low base effect. Both Antalya Airport (AYT) in Turkey and St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport (LED) reported a continuing traffic slowdown despite the leap day. AYT received 663,402 passengers (down 3.4 percent), while LED had 703,709 passengers (down 4.0 percent). In northern Germany, Hanover Airport (HAJ) achieved an 8.5 percent traffic rise to 306,460 passengers.  With about 2.9 million passengers, Xi'an Airport (XIY) in central China witnessed dynamic growth of 15.2 percent.

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Fraport AG [http://www.fraport.com/en/press-center.html ] - 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 four continents. The Fraport Group generated sales of ÃCentâEURsÂnot2.4 billion and profit of about ÃCentâEURsÂnot252 million in 2014.  In 2015, some 111 million passengers used airports around the world in which Fraport has more than a 50 percent stake.

At its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base [http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/content/frankfurt_airport/en/business_location.html ], Fraport welcomed more than 61 million passengers and handled about 2.1 million metric tons of cargo (airfreight and airmail) in 2015. For the current winter timetable, FRA is served by 88 passenger airlines flying to 247 destinations in 100 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 fourth 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 [http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/content/frankfurt_airport/en/business_location.html ] has become Germany's largest job complex at a single location, employing more than 80,000 people at some 500 companies and organizations on site. 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. 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 Traffic Figures
February 2016
Fraport Group Airports[1]
February 2016
(Cargo Freight
Fraport Passengers & Mail) Movements
share
in % Month/DELTA% Month/DELTA% Month/DELTA%
Fully-consolidated airports

FRA Frankfurt, Germany 100.00 3,985,993 3.8 156,701 -1.7 34,097 3.5
LJU Ljubljana, Slovenia 100.00 77,976 7.9 781 3.4 1,950 -4.6
LIM Lima, Peru[2] 70.01 1,472,722 12.3 18,085 -5.3 13,544 11.0
BOJ Burgas, Bulgaria 60.00 9,751 12.0 829 68.0 220 29.4
VAR Varna, Bulgaria 60.00 25,113 26.1 7 19.0 341 30.2
At equity consolidated airports[2]

AYT Antalya, Turkey 51.00 663,402 -3.4 n.a. n.a. 4,787 -9.1
LED St. Petersburg, Russia 35.50 703,709 -4.0 n.a. n.a. 8,225 -11.7
HAJ Hanover, Germany 30.00 306,460 8.5 1,640 -9.1 5,137 9.0
XIY Xi'an, China 24.50 2,907,191 15.2 11,882 -13.0 22,732 13.2
Fraport Group Airports[1]
Year to Date (YTD) 2016
(Cargo Freight
Fraport Passengers & Mail) Movements
share
in % YTD DELTA% YTD DELTA% YTD DELTA%
Fully-consolidated airports

FRA Frankfurt, Germany 100.00 8,138,520 3.0 313,472 -1.0 68,341 1.2
LJU Ljubljana, Slovenia 100.00 151,543 4.3 1,532 4.9 3,924 -5.8
LIM Lima, Peru[2] 70.01 2,976,853 11.0 42,513 -1.8 27,998 9.6
BOJ Burgas, Bulgaria 60.00 22,765 9.2 2,244 248.2 483 24.2
VAR Varna, Bulgaria 60.00 53,257 25.3 13 1.9 706 17.9
At equity consolidated airports[2]

AYT Antalya, Turkey 51.00 1,352,767 -1.9 n.a. n.a. 9,793 -5.9
LED St. Petersburg, Russia 35.00 1,488,901 -7.3 n.a. n.a. 17,183 -13.6
HAJ Hanover, Germany 30.00 602,025 5.2 3,221 -3.8 9,899 6.8
XIY Xi'an, China 24.50 5,685,491 16.1 34,924 16.0 45,750 13.5
Frankfurt Airport[3]
February 2016
Month DELTA% YTD 2016 DELTA %

Passengers 3,986,403 3.8 8,139,117 3.0
Cargo (freight & mail) 159,721 -1.4 319,371 -0.8
Aircraft movements 34,097 3.5 68,341 1.2
MTOW (in metric tons)[4] 2,182,870 6.2 4,413,425 3.6
PAX/PAX-flight[5] 125.6 0.3 128.0 1.8
Seat load factor (%) 69.3 70.2
Punctuality rate (%) 84.8 83.0

PAX Month PAX
share DELTA share YTD
Frankfurt Airport month % YTD DELTA%
Regional Split
Continental 60.8% 3.7 59.1% 2.7
Germany 12.4% 3.4 11.9% 2.3
Europe (without Germany) 48.3% 3.8 47.2% 2.8
Western Europe 40.5% 4.2 39.3% 3.2
Eastern Europe 7.9% 2.2 7.9% 0.8
Intercontinental 39.2% 4.0 40.9% 3.5
Africa 4.3% 4.6 4.5% 3.7
Middle East 6.5% 5.4 6.5% 3.9
North America 11.1% 3.6 12.1% 3.5
Central & South America 4.9% 11.5 5.0% 8.7
Far East 12.4% 0.9 12.8% 1.4
Australia 0.0% 0.0 0.0% 0.0
[1] According to ACI-definition:
Passengers: commercial traffic only (arr+dep+transit
counted once)
Cargo: commercial and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep
excluding transit, in metric tons)
Movements: commerical and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep)
[2] Preliminary figures
[3] Passengers: commercial and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep+transit
counted once incl. General Aviation)
Cargo: commercial and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep+transit counted once,
in metric tons)
Movements: commerical and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep)
[4] Inbound traffic only
[5] Scheduled and charter traffic



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Press Office, Corp. Communications 
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