Frankfurt Airport Records Passenger Growth

European routes continue to drive FRA's passenger traffic – Fraport's Group airports also report further growth

In August 2018, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 6.8 million passengers – an increase of 8.1 percent year-on-year. Since the beginning of 2018, FRA has achieved growth of 8.7 percent, with European routes continuing to drive passenger traffic. In the reporting month, aircraft movements climbed by 8.0 percent to 46,389 take-offs and landings, while accumulated maximum take-off weights (MTOWs) rose by 5.5 percent to about 2.9 million metric tons. With 182,589 metric tons (up 0.8 percent), cargo (airfreight + airmail) almost reached the same level as last year.

The airports in Fraport's international portfolio continued their growth path in August 2018. Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia recorded an increase of 3.1 percent to 202,423 passengers. Fraport's two Brazilian airports in Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) reported combined traffic growth of 4.6 percent to about 1.2 million passengers. The Group's 14 Greek airports achieved overall positive growth of 6.6 percent to some 5.4 million passengers in August 2018. Fraport Greece's fastest growing airports included Corfu (CFO) with 704,741 passengers and Kos (KGS) with 538,382 passengers – both recording a 12.2 percent gain – while traffic at Mytilene Airport (MJT) on the island of Lesbos jumped by 11.6 percent to 71,636 passengers.

Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru saw traffic increase by 6.6 percent to about 2.1 million passengers. Bulgaria's Twin Star airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) registered combined growth of 5.8 percent to nearly 1.4 million passengers. Traffic at Antalya Airport (AYT) on the Turkish Riviera surged by 14.7 percent to about 4.9 million passengers. Hanover Airport (HAJ) closed the reporting period with 667,084 passengers (up 8.1 percent). Traffic also advanced at Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Xi'an Airport (XIY) in China – where almost 2.1 million travelers (up 11.6 percent) and some 4.2 million passengers (up 8.8 percent) were served, respectively.

Fraport Traffic Figures

August 2018

Fraport Group Airports1

August 2018

Year to Date (YTD) 2018

Fraport

Passengers

Cargo*

Movements

Passengers

Cargo

Movements

Fully-consolidated airports

share (%)

Month

? %

Month

? %

Month

? %

YTD

? %

YTD

? %

YTD

? %

FRA

Frankfurt

Germany

100.00

6,798,055

8.1

179,902

0.8

46,389

8.0

46,343,945

8.7

1,428,158

-1.1

340,098

8.3

LJU

Ljubljana

Slovenia

100.00

202,423

3.1

915

-11.6

3,451

1.7

1,232,529

10.3

8,019

5.0

23,970

4.3

Fraport Brasil

100.00

1,245,813

4.6

7,398

47.4

12,332

10.4

9,535,558

4.6

55,051

48.1

91,386

5.1

FOR

Fortaleza

Brazil

100.00

524,295

7.2

3,861

26.9

5,263

22.4

4,127,550

4.9

28,550

22.5

37,192

7.3

POA

Porto Alegre

Brazil

100.00

721,518

2.7

3,537

78.9

7,069

2.9

5,408,008

4.4

26,501

91.0

54,194

3.6

Fraport Regional Airports of Greece A+B

73.40

5,409,953

6.6

690

44.7

42,367

6.1

21,400,274

9.0

5,314

12.2

174,041

7.4

Fraport Regional Airports of Greece A

73.40

2,827,413

6.4

509

39.2

21,176

4.9

11,845,201

7.6

3,966

9.0

93,019

6.1

CFU

Kerkyra (Corfu)

Greece

73.40

704,741

12.2

32

n.a.

5,162

13.3

2,492,170

16.2

135

> 100.0

19,353

19.9

CHQ

Chania (Crete)

Greece

73.40

489,679

-2.3

41

0.0

3,028

-0.6

2,183,365

-1.1

301

-8.1

13,850

-2.3

EFL

Kefalonia

Greece

73.40

174,815

11.3

0

n.a.

1,621

14.6

581,245

20.8

1

-63.4

5,346

19.7

KVA

Kavala

Greece

73.40

67,385

8.3

8

-43.5

561

1.4

311,975

36.6

57

-26.9

3,136

23.3

PVK

Aktion/Preveza

Greece

73.40

129,510

1.3

0

n.a.

1,134

4.4

433,275

2.8

0

n.a.

3,976

2.3

SKG

Thessaloniki

Greece

73.40

839,748

7.6

428

38.1

6,843

1.1

4,474,253

4.8

3,469

7.4

37,573

0.8

ZTH

Zakynthos

Greece

73.40

421,535

5.2

0

n.a.

2,827

2.4

1,368,918

9.2

4

> 100.0

9,785

6.4

Fraport Regional Airports of Greece B

73.40

2,582,540

6.7

181

62.8

21,191

7.2

9,555,073

10.7

1,348

22.9

81,022

8.9

JMK

Mykonos

Greece

73.40

328,202

10.2

15

n.a.

4,164

1.9

1,067,365

13.6

68

> 100.0

13,712

8.0

JSI

Skiathos

Greece

73.40

119,178

6.2

0

n.a.

1,055

-2.0

350,253

5.1

0

n.a.

3,237

-1.5

JTR

Santorini (Thira)

Greece

73.40

379,698

9.2

17

n.a.

3,535

14.2

1,597,797

16.2

118

> 100.0

14,406

17.8

KGS

Kos

Greece

73.40

538,382

12.2

36

> 100.0

3,706

15.2

1,896,804

16.3

185

44.2

14,187

17.3

MJT

Mytilene (Lesvos)

Greece

73.40

71,636

11.6

30

9.3

816

21.4

325,135

5.5

254

0.2

3,854

-2.3

RHO

Rhodes

Greece

73.40

1,056,599

2.6

59

13.1

6,895

3.2

3,983,785

6.5

539

23.5

27,423

5.2

SMI

Samos

Greece

73.40

88,845

1.2

23

-15.3

1,020

9.1

333,934

11.4

184

-8.1

4,203

2.1

LIM

Lima

Peru2

70.01

2,060,930

6.6

24,102

-6.1

16,905

2.0

14,695,541

8.8

180,065

4.7

128,788

5.3

Fraport Twin Star

60.00

1,383,868

5.8

630

-62.9

9,116

6.8

4,472,463

13.5

5,664

-47.6

32,007

11.5

BOJ

Burgas

Bulgaria

60.00

911,407

5.4

618

-63.4

5,859

6.7

2,720,755

9.7

5,590

-47.5

18,727

7.9

VAR

Varna

Bulgaria

60.00

472,461

6.4

12

21.9

3,257

7.1

1,751,708

19.8

74

-56.7

13,280

17.0

At equity consolidated airports2

AYT

Antalya

Turkey

51.00

4,924,825

14.7

n.a.

n.a.

26,824

13.9

22,017,848

22.5

n.a.

n.a.

127,915

20.6

HAJ

Hannover

Germany

30.00

667,084

8.1

1,036

-5.6

7,555

2.3

4,153,185

8.2

10,843

-0.3

52,266

2.6

LED

St. Petersburg

Russia

25.00

2,099,021

11.6

n.a.

n.a.

16,368

5.4

12,153,915

11.1

n.a.

n.a.

110,530

8.5

XIY

Xi'an

China

24.50

4,152,303

8.8

27,108

25.8

29,261

3.3

29,728,658

7.9

186,625

13.2

218,422

3.7

Frankfurt Airport3

August 2018

Month

? %

YTD 2018

? %

Passengers

6,798,610

8.1

46,346,722

8.7

Cargo (freight & mail)

182,589

0.8

1,455,260

-0.7

Aircraft movements

46,389

8.0

340,098

8.3

MTOW (in metric tons)4

2,872,329

5.5

20,997,386

5.5

PAX/PAX-flight5

155.4

-0.3

145.5

0.2

Seat load factor (%)

83.9

79.6

Punctuality rate (%)

66.6

67.6

Frankfurt Airport

PAX share

? %6

PAX share

? %6

Regional Split

Month

YTD

Continental

63.8

11.5

64.3

12.5

Germany

9.6

7.0

10.7

4.8

Europe (excl. GER)

54.2

12.3

53.6

14.2

Western Europe

44.6

11.5

44.5

13.9

Eastern Europe

9.6

15.9

9.1

15.7

Intercontinental

36.2

2.6

35.7

2.4

Africa

4.4

13.4

4.3

10.8

Middle East

5.4

2.7

5.3

2.5

North America

14.2

2.7

12.7

2.8

Central & South Amer.

2.6

2.5

3.3

0.6

Far East

9.6

-2.1

10.2

-0.7

Australia

0.0

n.a.

0.0

n.a.