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Frankfurt Airport sets new November monthly passenger record

Frankfurt Airport sets new November monthly passenger record

Fraport AG welcomed about 4.3 million passengers at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base during the reporting month of November 2011. This represented an increase of 4.3 percent or 178,000 passengers, compared to the same month last year. Some 52.2 million passengers used FRA during the eleven-month January-to-November 2011 period – up 6.0 percent year-on-year. Frankfurt Airport set a new November record, surpassing the previous peak November of 2007 by approximately 92,000 passengers.

In November 2011 aircraft movements increased by 3.0 percent year-on-year to 40,111 takeoffs and landings. Similarly, accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) grew by 2.1 percent to 2.36 million metric tons. With 178,159 metric tons in the reporting month, airfreight throughput fell by 10.2 percent compared to the historic November high of 2010. From January to November 2011, airfreight tonnage dropped by 2.5 percent year-on-year. In contrast, airmail in November 2011 rose by 5.1 percent to 7,720 metric tons year-on-year.

The Fraport Group’s majority-owned airports continued to make a solid contribution to Group results. Antayla Airport (AYT) in the Turkish Riviera served more than one million passengers in November 2011 – a surge of 15 percent year-on-year. Setting a similar pace, Peru’s Lima Airport (LIM) recorded about 980,000 passengers and growth of 9.1 percent in the reporting month. On Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast, Burgas Airport (BOJ) received some 20,000 passengers in November 2011, while Varna Airport (VAR) remains closed for runway renovation work until the end of February 2012. By temporarily taking over VAR’s traffic, Burgas saw its passenger growth jump by 228.3 percent year-on-year.

Passenger traffic at the Fraport Group’s five majority-owned airports (including FRA) exceeded 6.3 million passengers in November 2011 – a gain of 6.4 percent year-on-year.

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