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Frankfurt pax down 1%, cargo up 4% in Mar-2013; cargo grow for first time since 2011

12-Apr-2013 1:35 PM

Germany's Fraport stated (11-Apr-2013) around half of Frankfurt Airport's 2% year-on-year passenger decline in 1Q2013 can be attributed to strikes and adverse weather conditions. Domestic passengers fell 6% while intercontinental passengers increased 1%, "despite the difficult business environment." Cargo traffic at the airport grew for the first time since 2011, up 1.1% in 1Q2013.

  • Mar-2013:
    • Passenger numbers: 4.5 million, -1.1% year-on-year;
    • Cargo volume: 195,590 tons, +4.4%;
    • Aircraft movements: 37,228, -7.9%;
  • Three months ended Mar-2013:
    • Passenger numbers: 11.9 million, -2.0%;
    • Cargo volume: 502,051, +1.1%;
    • Aircraft movements: 105,977, -5.8%. [more - original PR]