Frankfurt Airport served 69.5 million passengers in 2018

Thursday, January 17, 2019


Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed more than 69.5 million passengers in 2018. It recorded a 5 million passengers or 7.8 percent increase over that of last year. The growth resulted from the launch of more routes to new destinations from FRA and from airlines that increased flight frequencies.




There were 512,115 takeoffs and landings in 2018 – a rise by 7.7 per cent. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) also increased by 5.1 percent to some 31.6 million metric tons. Cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) posted a slight 0.7 percent decline to about 2.2 million metric tons, reflecting growing uncertainties in global trade, particularly during the second half of the year.




In December 2018, more than 4.9 million passengers traveled via Frankfurt Airport – an increase of 7.8 percent compared to December 2017. Aircraft movements climbed by 9.0 percent to 38,324 takeoffs and landings, while accumulated MTOWs grew by 6.5 percent to about 2.4 million metric tons. Cargo throughput (airmail + airfreight) expanded by 1.9 percent to 183,674 metric tons in the reporting month.




Airports in Fraport’s international portfolio also reported noticeable growth in 2018. In Slovenia, Ljubljana Airport (LJU) posted a 7.7 percent traffic increase to over 1.8 million passengers in 2018. Combined traffic at the two Brazilian airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) rose by 7.0 per cent to about 14.9 million passengers. Traffic at the 14 Greek regional airports advanced by 8.9 per cent to about 29.9 million passengers. The three busiest gateways in Fraport’s Greek portfolio were Thessaloniki Airport (SKG) – 6.7 million passengers (up 7.1 percent); Rhodes Airport (RHO) – 5.6 million passengers (up 5.0 percent); and Corfu Airport (CFU) – 3.4 million passengers (up 15.3 percent).





Lima Airport (LIM) in the capital of Peru welcomed more than 22.1 million passengers in 2018, – up by 7.3 percent. On the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, the Twin Star airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) closed the year with combined traffic growth of 12.2 percent to about 5.6 million passengers. Antalya Airport (AYT) in Turkey saw traffic advance by 22.5 percent to almost 32.3 million passengers. Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg, Russia served more than 18.1 million passengers – an increase of 12.4 percent. Some 44.7 million passengers used Xi’an Airport (XIY) in China, up 6.7 percent.




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