Fraport Traffic Figures November 2018: Growth Trend Continues

Frankfurt Airport welcomed around 5.24 million passengers in November

2018, a growth of 4.7 percent year-on-year. This development was

driven by European traffic (up 6.1 percent) as well as

intercontinental traffic (up 4.3 percent). The cumulative growth in

passenger numbers for the first eleven months of the current year was

7.8 percent.

In a similar vein, aircraft movements in November increased by 5.3

percent to 41,192 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff

weights (MTOWs) rose by 3.3 percent to around 2.5 million metric

tons. Only the cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) declined in

November, falling by 2.1 percent to around 196,537 million metric

tons in response to the growing uncertainty in global trade.

The international airports in Fraport’s portfolio also enjoyed

largely positive development in November. While Ljubljana Airport

(LJU) in Slovenia saw a slight decline of 3.3 percent to 117,554

passengers, the Brazilian airports in Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto

Alegre (POA) reported significant growth of 10.8 percent to around

1.3 million passengers. The 14 regional airports in Greece saw an

overall growth of 12.8 percent to 726,159 passengers. The three

airports in the Greek portfolio with the most traffic were

Thessaloniki (SKG) with 428,897 passengers (up 16.6 percent), Rhodes

(RHO) with 68,041 passengers (minus 9.7 percent to) and Chania (CHQ)

with 59,053 passengers (up 14.6 percent). Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru

grew by 6.7 percent to about 1.8 million passengers. A total of

68,246 passengers used the Bulgarian Twin Star airports of Varna

(VAR) and Burgas (BOJ), down 6.8 percent. Antalya Airport (AYT) again

enjoyed substantial growth of 26.9 percent to around 1.2 million

passengers. Growing passenger numbers were also reported at Pulkovo

Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg with around 1.3 million passengers

(up 18.1 percent) and Xi’an (XIY) in China with around 3.6 million

passengers (up 4.8 percent)