Frankfurt Airport recorded a significant increase in passenger traffic in February as 4.4 million came through the terminals to fly across the globe.
Airport operator Fraport said this figure was an increase of 8.5 per cent compared to the same month last year and the cumulative January to February 2018 period rose by eight per cent.
February’s passenger increase was mainly attributed to intra-European routes, which generated 13.2 per cent growth.
Overall, Fraport’s international airport portfolio recorded traffic growth in February 2018.
Ljubljana Airport received 99,213 passengers, a double-digit gain of 10.2 per cent. The two Brazilian airports of Fortaleza and Porto Alegre welcomed a combined total of about 1.1 million passengers – representing growth of 6.1 per cent.
The 14 Greek regional airports saw traffic slide by 8.8 per cent to a combined total of 517,438 passengers. The primary contributing factor here was reduced flight operations at the high-traffic Thessaloniki Airport, required for runway construction works.
Peru’s capital city gateway at Lima Airport reported about 1.7 million passengers and growth of 9.6 percent in February 2018. Fraport’s Bulgarian airports at Varna and Burgas advanced by 62.2 per cent to a total of 61,027 passengers. Antalya Airport achieved a 15.5 per cent jump in traffic to 694,177 passengers.
Traffic at Hanover Airport in northern Germany grew by 11.1 per cent to 317,579 passengers. In the reporting month, St. Petersburg Airport registered 953,908 passengers (up 6.3 per cent) and Xi’an Airport counted some 3.5 million passengers (up 8.9 per cent).