Fraport recorded a new record for airfreight tonnage, which increased by 21.5% to 2,2341,348 metric tons in 2010 (Air Cargo News, 20-Jan-2011). Dec-2010's airfreight rose 3.35 to 179,673 metric tons year-on-year.
Fraport: “The aviation rollercoaster of 2010 at times paralleled the stock market fever on hectic trading days. We completed the year with positive results overall, despite the onslaught of severe winter weather at the beginning and the end of 2010, despite strikes by airline staff and air traffic controllers in numerous European countries, and despite the multi-day shutdown of European airspace due to the ash cloud crisis. With the inauguration of our new Runway Northwest in Oct-2011 – at the start of the winter timetable 2011/12 – we will create the prerequisites for Germany’s leading air transportation hub to meet growing traffic demand in the future,” executive board chairman Dr Stefan Schulte. Source: Air Cargo News, 20-Jan-2011.