Passenger traffic climbs at Frankfurt and at most of Fraport’s airports

posted on 15th May 2019 by Justin Burns

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed more than six million passengers in April 2019 – a gain of 5.1 per cent year-on-year.

This noticeable increase was attributed to the Easter traffic, which occurred completely in April 2019 due to the later Easter holidays this year (compared to 2018). FRA posted a 3.3 per cent increase in total passenger during the first four months of 2019.

Aircraft movements in April 2019 climbed slightly by 1.8 per cent to 43,683 takeoffs and landings.

Most of the group airports in Fraport’s international portfolio recorded growth in April 2019. Traffic at Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport (LJU) remained almost unchanged, increasing by 0.1 per cent to 157,992 passengers.

With combined traffic of about 1.2 million passengers, Fraport’s Brazilian airports in Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) saw traffic climb by 12.1 per cent.

The 14 Greek regional airports achieved a 7.2 per cent jump in traffic to a total of 1.4 million passengers. The busiest airports included: Thessaloniki (SKG) with 523,498 passengers (up 0.3 percent), Rhodes (RHO) with 228,921 passengers (up 16.3 percent); and Chania (CHQ) with 168,911 passengers (down 12.9 percent).

Serving 1.8 million passengers, Peru’s Lima Airport (LIM) advanced by 7.3 per cent in the reporting month. Bulgaria’s Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR) airports reported a 14.6 per cent drop in traffic to 106,205 passengers.

At the gateway to the Turkish Riviera, Antalya Airport (AYT) received 2.2 million passengers, representing growth of 16 per cent. Russia’s Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg’s (LED) grew by six per cent to about 1.4 million passengers. Traffic at Xi’an Airport (XIY) in central China reached 3.8 million passengers, up four per cent.