Frankfurt Airport posts record August for passenger traffic

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport handled 5.35 million passengers in August, up by +2.5% year-on-year and a new record for the month, parent company Fraport said today.

In the first eight months, Frankfurt Airport had 37.45 million passengers, a leap of +7% over a year earlier.

Aircraft movements rose by +1.4% to 42,212 takeoffs and landings in August, and by +5.3% in the year to date.

The Fraport Group’s majority-owned airports continued to report steady traffic growth in the reporting month. Including Frankfurt, the group airports served a total of 11.1 million passengers in August 2011 – up by +6.6% year-on-year.

Several airports recorded very positive growth. Some 3.7 million passengers used Antalya Airport in the Turkish Riviera, representing a gain of +9.4% year-on-year. Peru’s Lima Airport saw passenger traffic exceed 1.1 million in August 2011, a double-digit increase of +15.6%. At Fraport’s Bulgarian Black Sea airports, Burgas jumped by +13.8% to about 645,000 passengers, while Varna grew by +1.7% to approximately 298,000 passengers.

Combined, the Fraport Group majority-owned airports served 65.5 million passengers during the first eight months of 2011 – an increase of +10.1% year-on-year.

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