Fraport Traffic Figures – November 2023:

Passenger and Flight Volumes Continue Upward Trend

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 4.6 million passengers in November 2023 – an increase of 12.2 percent year-on-year. Compared to pre-crisis levels, passenger numbers in the reporting month were still 9.4 percent lower than in November 2019.1

Cargo traffic in Frankfurt (comprising airfreight and airmail) rebounded in November 2023, growing by 6.0 percent year-on-year to 174,258 metric tons. At the same time, FRA’s flight volume also continued to increase, with aircraft movements up 8.5 percent year-on-year to 35,310 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (or MTOWs) surged by 10.7 percent year-on-year to about 2.2 million metric tons.

The majority of airports in Fraport’s international portfolio also reported continuous passenger growth. At Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport (LJU), traffic improved significantly in November 2023, rising by 37.3 percent year-on-year to 91,786 passengers. In contrast, the two Brazilian airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) registered a 12.5 percent overall decline year-on-year to around 1.0 million passengers. Meanwhile, Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru saw passenger numbers climb by 9.9 percent year-on-year to around 1.9 million travelers. Fraport’s 14 Greek regional airports welcomed a total of 784,981 passengers in the reporting month – 13.0 percent more than in November 2022. In Bulgaria, combined traffic at the two coastal airports of Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR) slightly decreased by 2.9 percent year-on-year to 83,347 passengers. Continuing its growth trend, Antalya Airport (AYT) on the Turkish Riviera served some 1.5 million passengers in November 2023, up 3.9 percent year-on-year.  

Across the airports actively managed by Fraport, passenger numbers advanced by 7.5 percent year-on-year to a total of about 9.9 million travelers in November 2023.