Welcoming about 5.9 million passengers in September, Germany’s biggest airport reported growth of 5.9% year-on-year and its strongest September in history.
Operator Fraport AG says Frankfurt achieved a new daily record on September 26, when nearly 214,000 passengers were served.
Frankfurt’s cargo throughput (airfreight and airmail) in September remained constant at 178,667 metric tonnes compared to the previous year, and aircraft movements decreased by 0.2% to 42,452 take-offs and landings, which included 400 flight cancellations due to strikes.
The total number of aircraft seats offered, as well as seat-load factors, and the number of passengers per aircraft movement reached new historic peaks in September 2014.
For the first nine months of 2014, Frankfurt received more than 45.6 million passengers, a gain of 3.2% year-on-year, and handled about 1.6 million metric tonnes of cargo (+2%), and aircraft movements declined by 0.1% to 357,016 take-offs and landings.
St Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport
The gateways in Fraport AG’s international portfolio also reported strong results for the first three quarters 2014, including Peru’s Lima Airport which welcomed 11.6 million passengers (+4.9) and in September, traffic rose by 7.2% to about 1.3 million.
Combined, the Bulgarian Twinstar airports of Varna and Burgas saw traffic rise by 2.8% to 3.8 million passengers in the first nine months of the year. With 23.4 million air travellers, Turkey’s Antalya Airport reported 5.9% growth, while traffic at St. Petersburg-Pulkovo in Russia advanced by 12.2% year-on-year to more than 11.3 million passengers.
Xi’an Airport in China grew by 10.4% to 21.8 million passengers, but with four million passengers, traffic at Hanover Airport in northern Germany slipped by 0.2 %, but on a brighter note rose by 4.8 percent to 587,070 passengers in September.