Airports

Fraport records increasing passenger volumes despite strikes

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Some 3.9 million travellers used Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in February 2024. Despite strikes on several days, the volume was up 12.9 percent from the corresponding month of 2023.

The strikes resulted in the cancellation of about 1,770 flights, preventing roughly 225,000 passengers from traveling via Frankfurt as planned.

This shortfall was only partially offset by the special effect of additional traffic on this year’s leap day (February 29).

Passenger volumes for February 2024 were still about 15.0 percent below the corresponding figure for pre-pandemic 2019.

Most of the airports in Fraport’s international portfolio also recorded increases in February 2024.

Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia achieved yet another significant gain: 86,181 passengers used LJU in the month under review (up 32.8 percent).

In contrast, the airports at Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) in Brazil together counted about 917,229 passengers, or 3.8 percent fewer.

The passenger volume at Peru’s Lima Airport (LIM) climbed to approximately 1.8 million, yielding a substantial gain of 22.5 percent.

Fraport’s 14 regional Greek airports welcomed a total of 636,866 passengers representing a rise of 13.9 percent.

The Twin Star airports at Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR) in Bulgaria registered 71,287 travellers (down 17.8 percent).

Meanwhile, the passenger volume at Antalya Airport (AYT) on the Turkish Riviera increased by 17.9 percent to about 960,538 travellers.

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