Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed more than 6.9 million passengers in the reporting month, up 0.8 per cent compared to July last year.
For the first seven months of the year, passenger traffic at FRA (pictured above) rose by 2.6 per cent. Aircraft movements in July 2019 climbed by one per cent to 47,125 takeoffs and landings.
Across the Group in July, airports in Fraport’s international portfolio reported differing development in passenger traffic. Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport achieved a 4.2 per cent jump in traffic to 207,292 passengers.
Fraport’s two Brazilian airports in Fortaleza and Porto Alegre together received about 1.3 million passengers – a decline of 9.9 per cent year-on-year (YOY). This decline, Fraport said, among other things, can be attributed to the bankruptcy of Avianca Brasil – whereby other carriers temporarily were unable to fully absorb the traffic volume.
With nearly 2.1 million passengers, Peru’s Lima Airport recorded a further 4.9 per cent rise in traffic. The 14 Greek airports together welcomed some 5.3 million passengers in July 2019, decreasing 0.8 percent YOY. This light downturn resulted from the consolidation of flight offers by some airlines serving the Greek market.
On the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, the Twin Star airports of Varna and Burgas together served about 1.2 million passengers. The resulting 13.2 per cent drop in passengers is a continuation of the consolidation trend seen in previous months, following the rapid passenger growth in figures at the Twin Star airports in recent years.
In contrast, Antalya Airport on the Turkish Riviera reported almost 5.4 million passengers, again recording strong growth of 11.7 per cent in July 2019. Registering some 2.2 million passengers, Russia’s St. Petersburg Airport also achieved growth of 4.9 per cent. Traffic at China’s Xian Airport almost reached 4.3 million passengers, a 7.4 per cent gain compared to the same month last year.