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Passenger traffic rises at airports around the globe

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed about 5.4 million passengers in October, a 3.5% rise on the period in 2012.

Owner and manger Fraport AG says it was a new record for the month as 185,000 more travellers used FRA on than last year.

Cargo also rose at FRA by 3,5% year-on-year to 186,085 metric tonnes, while aircraft movements dropped by 1% to 42,580 take-offs and landings.

Across the Fraport AG airport group’s airports, 9.81 million passengers came through the departure and arrivals gates in October.

Peru’s Lima Airport saw a 12.6% increase to 1.4 million, while three million used Antalya Airport in Turkey, a rise of 12.1%.

The Bulgarian airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) on the Black Sea coast registered a combined 13.8% jump in traffic to 76,076 passengers.

Growth also continued at Copenhagen Airport, with traveller numbers increasing by 3.6% in October, with close to 2.2 million.

That brings the 2013 total to 20.5 million and a year-to-date growth of 3.2%.

Avinor, who operates Norway’s airports, also reported strong passenger number growth in October.

Traffic to and from its airports rose by 4.4% compared with the same month last year, to a total of 4.45 million travellers.

Oslo Airport saw a growth of 3.2% in October, while Bergen had a rise of 8.7%, Trondheim 5.4% and Stavanger 4.8%.

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