Fraport reports Frankfurt Airport handled 4.5 million passengers last month, down 5.6% year-on-year, while Munich Airport’s passenger numbers were still down 9.2% in Jun-2009 to 2.9 million. But a recovery is apparent. Fraport noted, “the recovery trend accelerated particularly toward the end of the month when the summer vacation period began in several German states”.
Frankfurt has also had a milder reduction in aircraft movements, which were down 4.6% last month to 40,074, against Munich’s 11% reduction to 34,485.
Frankfurt Airport passenger number growth and cargo volume growth: Jul-2008 to Jun-2009
Cargo stabilising – Frankfurt hit harder
By contrast Munich Airport’s cargo volumes were down 13.8% to 19,606 tonnes in Jun-2009. Frankfurt’s cargo throughput is almost eight times greater than Munich, but its throughput has been hit harder, falling 16.7% year-on-year in Jun-2009 to 152,161 tonnes.
Munich Airport passenger number growth and cargo volume growth:
Jul-2008 to Jun-2009
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