A wider route network has helped Frankfurt Airport (FRA) grow strongly as it welcomed about 6.4 million passengers in June – a 9.8 per cent increase compared to the same month last year.
In the first half of the year, FRA recorded a 9.1 per cent jump in traffic to 32.7 million passengers, which the airport said can be attributed to the increased number airline flight offerings, particularly on European routes.
The Fraport Group’s global portfolio of airports also achieved growth in the first half of 2018. Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport saw traffic advance by 15 per cent to 831,195 passengers (June 2018: up 13.3 per cent to 176,784 passengers).
The Brazilian airports of Fortaleza and Porto Alegre together posted growth of 4.5 per cent to about 6.9 million passengers (June 2018: up 6.5 per cent to about 1.1 million passengers).
Combined traffic figures for the 14 Greek airports grew by 11 per cent to about 10.6 million passengers (June 2018: up 10.9 per cent to about 4.4 million passengers).
The three busiest Greek airports in the first half included Thessaloniki with about 2.8 million passengers (up 3.3 per cent), Rhodes with 1.9 million passengers (up 10.3 per cent), as well as Chania on the island of Crete with about 1.2 million travelers (down 0.3 per cent).
In South America, Peru’s Lima Airport received about 10.6 million passengers and registered 9.8 per cent growth (June 2018: up 7.5 per cent to about 1.8 million passengers).
On the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, Burgas and Varna airports together recorded 27.6 per cent growth and almost 1.7 million passengers (June 2018: up 14.9 per cent to 979,593 passengers).
On the Turkish riviera, Antalya Airport closed the first half of 2018 with almost 12.3 million passengers and a 29.1 surge in traffic (June 2018: up 29.2 per cent to about 4.3 million passengers). In northern Germany, Hanover Airport grew by 7.8 percent to almost 2.8 million passengers (June 2018: up 10.2 per cent to 632,621 passengers).
Russia’s St. Petersburg Airport advanced by 11.3 per cent to nearly 8.0 million passengers (June 2018: up 12.7 per cent to about 1.9 million passengers). In China, Xi’an Airport reported nearly 21.6 million passengers and growth of 7.6 per cent (June 2018: up 8.6 per cent to about 3.7 million passengers).