In the first three months of 2018 – Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed more than 14.4 million passengers – an increase of 10 per cent compared to the same period of 2017.
This strong growth was mainly attributable to the early timing of the Easter holidays and a significant expansion of flight offerings from airlines.
In March 2018, FRA served more than 5.5 million passengers, representing strong growth of 13.2 per cent year-on-year. Spurred by the Easter holidays, European traffic – including to tourist destinations such as Italy, Spain or Portugal – served as the main growth driver.
Across the Group, airports in Fraport’s international portfolio showed largely positive performance in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018. Ljubljana Airport welcomed 329,212 passengers in the first three months of the year, an increase of 14.2 per cent
Fraport’s two Brazilian airports of Fortaleza and Porto Alegre achieved combined growth of 5.8 per cent to some 3.6 million passengers.
The 14 Greek regional airports saw traffic slightly decrease by 2.1 per cent to a combined total of some 1.8 million passengers.
Antalya Airport in Turkey has continued its growth path, with traffic soaring by 21.4 per cent to about 2.6 million passengers. In northern Germany, Hanover Airport grew by 8.5 per cent to just over one million passengers.
Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg, Russia, saw traffic improve by 9.6 per cent to about 3.2 million passengers in Q1 of 2018. Xi’an Airport in China welcomed nearly 10.5 million passengers, an increase of 6.3 per cent.