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Frankfurt Airport: Passenger numbers increase 12% year-on-year for November

Frankfurt Airport’s latest traffic figures revealed a 12.2 per cent year-on-year increase for passenger volumes after it served 4.6 million in November.

Compared to pre-Covid levels, passenger numbers in the reporting month were still 9.4 per cent lower than in November 2019. The airport’s statistics also showed a “rebound” in cargo traffic in November this year, growing by 6 per cent year-on-year to 174,258 metric tons.

At the same time, Frankfurt’s flight volume also continued to increase, with aircraft movements up 8.5 per cent year-on-year to 35,310 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights surged by 10.7 per cent year-on-year to around 2.2 million metric tons.

Andreas Mehring, spokesperson for Frankfurt Airport, told ARGS: “The continuing upward trend in passenger numbers confirms our forecasts. With the end of the coronavirus pandemic, demand for air travel has steadily increased and Fraport is approaching pre-pandemic levels again.

“The rising freight volume in November is of course a positive development for us, but overall corresponds to the usual increase towards the end of the year.”

The latest figures also showed continuous growth for the majority of airports in Fraport’s international portfolio. At Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport, traffic improved “significantly” last month rising by 37.3 per cent year-on-year to 91,786 passengers.

By contrast, Brazil’s Fortaleza and Porto Alegre airports registered a 12.5 per cent overall decline year-on-year to around one million passengers. Despite this, however, Lima Airport in Peru saw passenger numbers climb by 9.9 per cent year-on-year to about 1.9 million travellers.

Fraport’s 14 regional Greek airports welcomed a total of 784,981 passengers – an increase of 13 per cent compared to November last year. In Bulgaria, combined traffic at the two coastal airports of Burgas and Varna slightly decreased to 2.9 per cent year-on-year to 83,347 passengers.

And continuing the growth trend, Antalya Airport on the Turkish Riviera served some 1.5 million passengers in November, an increase of 3.9 per cent year-on-year. Across the airports actively managed by Fraport, passenger numbers advanced by 7.5 per cent to a total of around 9.9 million travellers last month.

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