Fraport Traffic Figures - September 2010: Traffic Growth Continues Unabated
Schulte: "We Expect Passenger Figures at FRA to Rise by Well Over Four Percent in 2010"
FRANKFURT, October 12, 2010
FRANKFURT, October 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fraport AG welcomed more than 5.1 million passengers at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base in the reporting month of September 2010 - a 10.4 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Commenting on the latest traffic figures, Fraport AG's executive board chairman Dr. Stefan Schulte said: "The 5.1 million figure represents a new record for the month of September and confirms that we have returned to the pre-crisis traffic level of 2007."
Schulte is particularly pleased by the stabilizing growth of business travel, with double-digit growth rates for both domestic and European traffic. "We continue to be optimistic about traffic growth during the remainder of the year and have raised our forecast for 2010 from three percent to well over four percent - despite traffic losses earlier in the year due to weather conditions, the volcanic ash cloud, and strikes," explained Schulte.
During the first nine months of the year, Fraport registered a four percent year-on-year increase in traffic to 40.1 million passengers. The latest third quarter 2010 figures show even stronger growth of 8.2 percent year-on-year. "In particular, our third quarter traffic figures indicate that Frankfurt Airport has returned to a sustainable growth path," stressed Schulte.
Frankfurt Airport's double-digit airfreight growth rates are also viewed positively, because they underscore the important role that FRA plays as an international cargo hub for Germany's export-driven economy," said Fraport's CEO. Airfreight throughput jumped by 15.4 percent year-on-year in September 2010 to 186,111 metric tons - a new historic September record. In the first three quarters of 2010 airfreight surged by 27 percent to 1.6 million metric tons.
FRA's aircraft movements climbed by 3.6 percent in September 2010 to 41,613 takeoffs and landings. In the first nine months of the year, Fraport recorded 349,029 takeoffs and landings (up 0.3 percent).
In September 2010, maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) rose by seven percent year-on-year to approximately 2.5 million metric tons. Accumulated MTOWs for the January-to-September 2010 period reached about 21 million metric tons, up 2.8 percent.
Fraport's majority-owned airports achieved particularly satisfying results. Antalya (AYT) Airport on the Turkish Riviera served 18.3 million passengers from January to September 2010 - up 18.6 percent on the same period last year. A total of 7.5 million passengers used Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru in the first nine months of 2010, up 15.5 percent year-on-year. Fraport's two airports on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast also experienced growth over the same period: Burgas Airport (BOJ) registered 1.85 million passengers (up 11.1 percent) and Varna Airport (VAR) welcomed 1.13 million passengers (up 0.7 percent).
From January to September 2010, the number of passengers at the Fraport Group's majority-owned airports rose by 8.8 percent year-on-year to a total of 68.9 million. In September 2010 alone, passenger figures for the entire Fraport Group increased by 12.3 percent to a total of 9.4 million passengers.ANR 39/2010 - October 12, 2010 Frankfurt Airport's Traffic Figures - September 2010 Change(2) Change(2) September Sept. 10/ Jan.-Sept. Jan.-Sept. 2010 Sept. 09 2010 10/09 Passengers(1) 5,088,043 10.4 % 40,084,985 4.0 % Airfreight(1) 186,111 15.4 % 1,647,256 27.0 % in metric tons Airmail 5,878 -1.7 % 54,609 -3.3 % in metric tons Aircraft Movements 41,613 3.6 % 349,029 0.3 % (3) MTOWs 2,499,564 7.0 % 20,922,794 2.8 % in metric tons Punctuality 77.7 72.4 share of punctual arrivals and departures in percent --------------------------------- (1) Total traffic (arrivals + departures + transit) (2) Change over previous year (3) Excluding military flights Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for September 2010 Cargo in Aircraft metric Change Movements Airports Passengers(1) Change tons abs. absolute absolute Change absolute in % (+ airmail) in % in % Frankfurt 5,087,585 10.4 189,202 15.0 41,613 3.6 (FRA) Antalya 2,983,886 14.3 n.a. n.a. 18,477 13.8 (AYT)(2) Burgas (BOJ) 274,374 9.2 597 1009.7 2,215 0.0 Lima (LIM)(3) 858,305 20.5 28,336 16.0 10,325 19.4 Varna (VAR) 176,404 -0.1 9 -16.3 1,684 0.5 Fraport 9,380,554 12.3 218,144 15.5 74,314 7.8 Group --------------------------------- (1) Passengers (commercial traffic: arrivals + departures + transit) (2) Adjusted for 2009 base-year value (3) Figures provided by LIM
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