Number of passengers and maximum takeoff weights reach new levels – FRA registers all-time high for daily passenger traffic
Welcoming 6.2 million passengers in July 2015, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) achieved its busiest month in history. Passenger traffic for the reporting month rose by 6.6 percent year-on-year and surpassed the previous monthly record of August 2014 by about 130,000 passengers. The 200,000 passengers-per-day level was exceeded a total of 17 days in July 2015. Furthermore, on July 31, FRA registered a new daily record of 216,732 passengers – overtaking the previous peak day in September 2014 by nearly 2,800 passengers. In addition, the number of passengers per flight at FRA hit an all-time high of 152.4 passengers (up 4.6 percent year-on-year). The number of aircraft movements grew by two percent year-on-year to 43,710, another historic record at Frankfurt Airport. The previous peak day of 43,675 takeoffs and landings was reached in July 2007. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) grew noticeably by 3.8 percent to 2.7 million metric tons – another new historical figure for Frankfurt Airport. Cargo (airfreight and airmail) dropped by two percent to 177,840 metric tons.
Among Fraport AG’s Group airports, Slovenia’s capital city airport Ljubljana (LJU) posted significant growth of 16.2 percent to about 172,000 passengers. Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru also reported significant growth of 10 percent to 1.5 million passengers. Bulgaria’s Twinstar airports of Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR) experienced a combined three percent drop in traffic to 1,028,399 passengers. In contrast, Turkey’s Antalya Airport (AYT) saw traffic increase by 1.8 percent to 4.3 million passengers. With 1.7 million passengers in July 2015, St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport (LED) reported a continuing decline of 4.4 percent. In northern Germany, Hanover Airport (HAJ) received 563,000 passengers, showing a strong gain of 6.6 percent. Serving three million passengers in July 2015, Xi’an Airport in central China reported dynamic growth of 9.8 percent year-on-year.