Summer traffic boosts passenger figures at Frankfurt Airport – Lima, Ljubljana and Xi’an achieve dynamic growth
In August 2015, 6.3 million passengers used Frankfurt Airport (FRA), up 3.2 percent year-on-year. On August 2, the Frankfurt international hub registered a new historic daily traffic record – with some 217,500 passengers served in a single day. In addition, the number of passengers per flight rose again to 156.3, surpassing the July 2015 figure of 152.4. Correspondingly, aircraft capacity utilization at Frankfurt Airport reached an all-time high of 85.5 percent. The number of aircraft movements increased slightly by 0.2 percent year-on-year to 42,787 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) grew by 2 percent to more than 2.7 million metric tons. Cargo (airfreight and airmail) dropped by 4.2 percent to 172,055 metric tons, attributable to the weakness in world trade, especially in the Far East.
Among the Fraport AG’s Group airports, Slovenia’s capital city airport Ljubljana (LJU) again reported dynamic growth of 10.4 percent to about 180,000 passengers in August 2015. Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru, South America, had equally satisfying figures in August 2015, with traffic advancing by 8.5 percent to 1.6 million passengers. Welcoming more than one million passengers, Bulgaria’s Twinstar airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) together registered a 2.9 percent decline. Turkey’s Antalya Airport (AYT) showed a slight decrease of 0.5 percent to 4.5 million passengers. St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport (LED) in Russia received 1.7 million passengers, down 3.7 percent year-on-year. Hanover Airport (HAJ) in northern Germany reported positive results for August 2015, with traffic rising by 3.8 percent to about 590,000 passengers. Serving 3.1 million passengers, China’s Xi’an Airport (XIY) continued to experience strong traffic growth of 8.9 percent.