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Fraport AG reports traffic growth across portfolio

Fraport AG posted a new monthly passenger record of more than 4.4 million passengers in November at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base.

This was a 2.5% gain compared to the same month last year and further confirmation of the positive trend in passenger traffic in recent months.

FRA’s cargo volume (airfreight and airmail) also continued to grow in the reporting month, advancing by 3.2% year-on-year to 202,728 metric tonnes. Maximum take-off weights (MTOWs) expanded by 2.7% to about 2.4 million metric tonnes.

In contrast, the number of aircraft movements declined by 1.8% year-on-year to 37,109 take-offs and landing.

Across the group, the airports in Fraport AG’s international portfolio also maintained strong growth during the reporting month.

Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport welcomed 84,507 passengers in November, up 1.1% year-on-year, and with 1.3 million passengers, Lima Airport in Peru recorded a 6.1% jump in passenger traffic compared to November 2013.

The Fraport Twinstar airports of Burgas and Varna on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast saw traffic surge by 22.9% to 40,219 passengers, while Antalya Airport on the Turkish Riviera received nearly 1.1 million travellers in November 2014, up 2.8% compared to the same month last year.

At St Petersburg-Pulkovo Airport in Russia, numbers rose by 5.8% to 934,566, Hanover Airport achieved an 8% increase to 402,179 for the month and China’s Xi’an Airport recorded almost 2.4 million, up 22.7% year-on-year.

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