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Traffic on the rise in Frankfurt and across Fraport's global airport network

Frankfurt Airport handled 5.6 millon passengers in May, an upturn of 5.7% on the corresponding month a year ago.

Operator, Fraport, notes that the "significant increase" was positively impacted by fewer public holidays last month than in May 2016, which was also affected by bad weather which caused a number of weather-related flight cancellations.  

The latest figures mean than passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport is up by 4.3% in the first five months of 2017. 

Elsewhere across its global airport network, Fraport reports that passenger numbers increased at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia's capital city by a record 25.5% in May to 146,257 passengers.  
Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru welcomed almost 1.7 million passengers (+4.4%) and the Twin Star airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, combined, registered an increase of 3.8% to 238,128 passengers.

Its 14 Greek regional airports also performed well, says Fraport, registering a combined growth of 7.4% to 2.6 million passengers in May, while Antalya Airport in Turkey served some 2.6 million during the month, an impressive 38.3% more than the same period a year ago.

Hanover Airport in Germany (+9.5%), St Petersburg-Pulkovo in Russia (+26%) and Xi'an Xianyang in China (+14%) complete the happy picture.

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