Further gains in maximum takeoff weights due to deployment of larger aircraft – Group airports also record positive start in the new year
Group airports, in which Fraport holds an equity stake, also reported a positive start to the New Year. Only Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport (LJU) registered a downturn: with traffic slipping by 2.9 percent to 73,096 passengers in January 2015. In the Peruvian capital, Lima Airport (LIM) welcomed 1,367,608 passengers and reported growth of 8.4 percent year-on-year. Combined, the Fraport Twinstar airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast received a total of 34,718 passengers in January 2015 – representing a 27.2 percent surge in traffic. On the Turkish Riviera, Antalya Airport (AYT) served 692,138 passengers – a gain of 12.9 percent. At St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport (LED) in Russia, January traffic rose by 4.4 percent to 872,813 passengers. In northern Germany, Hanover Airport (HAJ) achieved a 3.8 jump in passenger traffic. At China’s Xi’an Airport (XIY), traffic rose by 7.6 percent to 2.4 million passengers in January 2015.
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