Fraport Traffic Figures – May 2019: Frankfurt Airport Reports Solid Growth


Passenger traffic also rises at most of Fraport’s Group airports worldwide

FRANKFURT, Germany, June 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — FRA/gk-rap – Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed 6.2 million passengers in May 2019, an increase of 1.4 percent year-on-year. The growth rate would have been one percentage point higher, if FRA had not been affected by a number of weather and strike-related flight cancellations during the reporting month. Over the first five months of 2019, FRA achieved passenger growth of 2.9 percent.

Aircraft movements in May 2019 climbed by 1.0 percent to 46,181 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) expanded by 0.8 percent to about 2.8 million metric tons. Cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) slightly grew by 0.6 percent to 185,701 metric tons.

Most of the airports in Fraport AG’s international portfolio also reported passenger growth in May 2019. Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport (LJU) recorded a 1.8 percent increase in traffic to 170,307 passengers. The two Brazilian airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) registered combined traffic of over 1.1 million passengers, also up slightly by 1.1 percent. In Peru, traffic at Lima Airport (LIM) rose by 8.0 percent to 2.0 million passengers.

The 14 Greek regional airports served about 3.1 million passengers overall, slipping by 1.9 percent year-on-year. This slight decline can largely be attributed to the bankruptcy of a few airlines – with other airlines, over the short term, only partially making up for the capacity loss. The busiest airports in Fraport’s Greek portfolio included: Thessaloniki (SKG) with 606,828 passengers, down 0.4 percent; Rhodes (RHO) with 599,993 passengers, down 5.1 percent; and Corfu (CFU) with 347,953 passengers, down 2.0 percent.

After a phase of very strong growth over the past three years, the Bulgarian airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) are currently experiencing the consolidation of flight offerings, resulting in an 18.3 percent drop in traffic to 270,877 passengers. At the gateway to the Turkish Riviera, Antalya Airport (AYT) received about 3.6 million passengers, a gain of 3.3 percent. Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg, Russia, advanced by 8.4 percent to about 1.7 million passengers. Traffic at Xi’an Airport (XIY) in central China reached almost 4.0 million passengers, up 5.1 percent.

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Fraport Traffic Figures

May 2019

Fraport Group Airports(1)
May 2019
Year to Date (YTD) 2019

Fraport Passengers
Cargo* Movements Passengers
Cargo Movements

Fully-consolidated airports
share (%)
Month %
Month %
Month %
YTD %
YTD %
YTD %

FRA
Frankfurt
Germany 100.00 6,225,726 1.4 182,235 0.6 46,181 1.0 27,063,689 2.9 876,158 -2.1 206,445 2.3

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LJU
Ljubljana
Slovenia 100.00 170,307 1.8 970 -5.5 2,908 -10.1 670,935 2.5 4,809 -4.4 13,307 -2.8

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Fraport Brasil 100.00 1,146,998 1.1 7,145 0.6 10,327 -10.8 6,263,047 10.1 31,901 -3.0 55,318 0.2

FOR
Fortaleza
Brazil 100.00 503,198 5.3 3,945 7.0 4,317 -6.7 2,935,153 20.2 16,790 -3.3 24,412 12.2

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POA
Porto Alegre
Brazil 100.00 643,800 -2.0 3,200 -6.4 6,010 -13.6 3,327,894 2.5 15,111 -2.8 30,906 -7.6

LIM
Lima
Peru 80.01 2,006,709 8.0 20,463 -8.5 17,289 6.8 9,384,984 5.7 102,975 -6.3 79,862 0.9

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Fraport Regional Airports of Greece A+B 73.40 3,086,789 -1.9 488 -33.7 24,446 -1.0 6,441,879 3.0 2,668 -14.2 57,810 4.5

Fraport Regional Airports of Greece A 73.40 1,651,078 -2.7 299 -46.4 12,724 -3.5 3,977,463 2.2 1,944 -15.3 33,985 1.7

CFU
Kerkyra (Corfu)
Greece 73.40 347,953 -2.0 16 37.5 2,616 -4.5 543,337 0.9 73 31.0 4,860 -5.1

— —

CHQ
Chania (Crete)
Greece 73.40 342,719 -8.4 33 -28.2 2,367 -0.8 665,207 -7.9 169 -4.8 5,085 4.9

— —

EFL
Kefalonia
Greece 73.40 78,144 -3.6 0 -100.0 712 0.7 105,143 -1.7 0 -86.3 1,282 8.9

— —

KVA
Kavala
Greece 73.40 29,855 -6.3 9 3.7 335 1.5 55,584 -54.7 39 45.2 849 -41.3

— —

PVK
Aktion/Preveza
Greece 73.40 54,888 2.3 0
n.a. 475 1.9 64,227 8.4 0
n.a. 773 -4.4

SKG
Thessaloniki
Greece 73.40 606,828 -0.4 242 -50.8 4,832 -6.4 2,324,470 9.4 1,660 -18.4 19,177 6.8

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ZTH
Zakynthos
Greece 73.40 190,691 -0.6 0 -100.0 1,387 -0.5 219,495 -0.2 4 6.7 1,959 -4.9

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Fraport Regional Airports of Greece B 73.40 1,435,711 -0.9 189 6.1 11,722 1.8 2,464,416 4.3 724 -11.1 23,825 8.8

JMK
Mykonos
Greece 73.40 141,857 9.0 13 32.5 1,525 11.1 226,876 14.6 31 41.6 2,689 18.5

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JSI
Skiathos
Greece 73.40 42,055 17.5 0
n.a. 353 9.0 47,682 17.1 0
n.a. 553 3.2

JTR
Santorini (Thira)
Greece 73.40 260,321 4.1 18 -3.2 2,334 11.1 543,705 10.8 68 5.4 4,982 14.4

— —

KGS
Kos
Greece 73.40 301,963 -3.6 32 39.3 2,239 -4.2 423,973 6.5 117 22.9 3,958 7.9

— —

MJT
Mytilene (Lesvos)
Greece 73.40 45,723 10.1 34 3.3 570 30.7 146,992 11.3 150 -9.4 2,381 40.6

— —

RHO
Rhodes
Greece 73.40 599,993 -5.1 71 1.9 4,132 -6.1 980,788 -3.3 264 -25.8 7,503 -4.6

— —

SMI
Samos
Greece 73.40 43,799 -3.4 21 -13.8 569 5.0 94,400 5.8 94 -15.5 1,759 16.7

— —

Fraport Twin Star 60.00 270,877 -18.3 484 -8.5 2,272 -17.5 580,688 -13.6 2,689 -29.7 5,221 -16.3

BOJ
Burgas
Bulgaria 60.00 127,162 -22.1 475 -8.1 1,106 -16.3 189,241 -23.7 2,647 -30.1 1,877 -19.1

— —

VAR
Varna
Bulgaria 60.00 143,715 -14.7 9 -23.8 1,166 -18.6 391,447 -7.7 42 12.1 3,344 -14.6

At equity consolidated airports

AYT
Antalya
Turkey 51.00 3,616,346 3.3
n.a.
n.a. 21,369 6.3 8,487,586 7.1
n.a.
n.a. 55,401 10.9

LED
St. Petersburg
Russia 25.00 1,708,252 8.4
n.a.
n.a. 14,602 -2.7 6,779,290 12.3
n.a.
n.a. 64,032 5.5

XIY
Xi’an
China 24.50 3,960,137 5.1 32,433 36.1 29,345 4.1 19,070,046 6.5 133,290 21.0 139,935 5.2

Frankfurt Airport(2)

May 2019
Month %
YTD 2019 %

Passengers 6,225,994 1.4 27,064,884 2.9

Cargo (freight & mail) 185,701 0.6 891,194 -2.5

Aircraft movements 46,181 1.0 206,445 2.3

MTOW (in metric tons)(3) 2,816,707 0.8 12,789,187 2.2

PAX/PAX-flight4 144.1 0.5 140.4 0.6

Seat load factor (%) 78.9 76.9

Punctuality rate (%) 68.0 74.3

Frankfurt Airport
PAX share %5
PAX share %5

Regional Split
Month
YTD

Continental 66.1 0.2 63.5 2.5

Germany 10.6 -0.1 11.0 0.3

Europe (excl. GER) 55.6 0.3 52.5 3.0

Western Europe 45.9 -0.9 43.5 2.1

Eastern Europe 9.6 6.5 9.0 7.5

Intercontinental 33.9 4.0 36.5 3.5

Africa 3.9 7.6 4.7 8.7

Middle East 4.2 -1.6 5.4 -1.2

North America 13.4 5.5 11.7 3.7

Central & South Amer. 2.8 -0.6 3.9 5.6

Far East 9.5 4.5 10.7 2.8

Australia 0.0 n.a. 0.0 n.a.

Definitions: 1 According to ACI definition: Passengers: commercial traffic only (arr+dep+transit counted once), Cargo: commercial and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep excluding transit, in metric tons), Movements: commercial and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep), preliminary figures; 2 Commercial and non-commercial traffic: Passengers (arr+dep+transit counted once, incl. general aviation), Cargo (arr+dep+transit counted once, in metric tons), Movements (arr+dep); 3 Inbound traffic only; 4 Scheduled and charter traffic; 5 absolute change vs. previous year in % ; *Cargo = Freight + mail

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