European traffic drives passenger growth at Frankfurt Airport

posted on 15th August 2018 by Justin Burns
European traffic drives passenger growth at Frankfurt Airport

European traffic drove passenger numbers at Frankfurt Airport in July as it welcomed some 6.9 million – an increase of 7.5 per cent on the same month last year.

During the January-to-July period, the airport achieved accumulated passenger growth of 8.8 per cent and it posted a new daily record on 29 July when 237,966 passengers travelled through Germany’s largest hub.

Frankfurt’s operator is Fraport and other airports in the group’s international portfolio all showed positive development. Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia remained almost level year-on-year, with 198,911 passengers being served (up 0.4 per cent).

Combined traffic at Fraport’s two Brazilian airports in Fortaleza and Porto Alegre rose by 6.8 per cent to some 1.4 million passengers. The 14 Greek regional airports achieved a 7.2 per cent increase in combined traffic to about 5.4 million passengers.

The three busiest gateways in Fraport’s Greek portfolio were Rhodes Airport with some 1.1 million passengers (up four per cent), Thessaloniki Airport with 812,540 passengers (up 7.2 per cent) and Corfu Airport with 686,894 passengers (up 10.9 per cent).

Lima Airport in Peru reported an increase of 5.9 per cent to about two million passengers. The Fraport Twin Star airports of Varna and Burgas in Bulgaria, combined, served 1.4 million passengers, representing a rise of 7.3 per cent.

Antalya Airport in Turkey registered almost 4.8 million passengers (up 15.6 per cent), while Hanover Airport in northern Germany welcomed 725,392 passengers (up 9.9 per cent).

Traffic at Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, Russia, rose by 9.7 per cent to about 2.1 million passengers. Xi’an Airport in China gained an increase of 9.1 per cent to around four million passengers.