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2014 Media Kit

Strong Cargo Growth Strengthens Frankfurt’s Position as Europe’s Largest Cargo Airport

By: | at 11:17 AM | Air Cargo  

In May 2014, Fraport AG’s Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base served some 5.3 million passengers - resulting in an increase of 3.7 percent year-on-year and a new historical peak for the month of May. Cargo throughput (airfreight and airmail) clearly advanced by 6.9 percent to 185,626 metric tons. “The strong development in air cargo strengthens our position as Europe’s largest cargo airport. Furthermore, this underscores FRA’s importance for Germany’s export-driven economy and the logistics industry - thus providing a concrete competitive advantage for German business,” emphasized Dr. Stefan Schulte, Fraport AG’s executive board chairman.

Aircraft movements also steered a steady growth path, increasing by one percent to 42,366 takeoffs and landings year-on-year. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) rose by 3.9 percent to 2.6 million metric tons.

As for the company’s international portfolio, the Group airports continued their dynamic development in May 2014. Peru’s Lima Airport (LIM) welcomed nearly 1.3 million passengers, up four percent year-on-year. On the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) airports together received 181,504 passengers - a slight decline of 0.9 percent. Antalya Airport (AYT) on the Turkish Riviera received about 3.2 million passengers, up 4.5 percent year-on-year. Serving some 1.3 million passengers, Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg, Russia, achieved seven percent growth. Hanover Airport (HAJ) in the German federal state of Lower Saxony registered 476,056 passengers - a dip of 2.1 percent. Xi’an Airport (XIY) in northwestern China recorded 2.4 million passengers, a gain of 12.5 percent compared to the same period last year.

 Fraport Traffic Figures May 2014 Fraport Group Cargo (Freight May 2014 Fraport Passengers & Mail) Movements share in DELTA % Month DELTA % Month DELTA % Month % Fully-consolidated airports Frankfurt, FRA Germany 100.00 5,320,530 3.7 182,958 6.9 42,366 1.0 Lima, LIM Peru[2] 70.01 1,292,405 4.0 22,778 -2.6 12,983 0.8 Burgas, BOJ Bulgaria 60.00 113,660 -0.2 340 >100.0 1,150 2.2 Varna, VAR Bulgaria 60.00 67,844 -1.9 6 37.8 782 -7.6 At equity consolidated airports[2] Antalya, AYT Turkey 51.00 3,167,225 4.5 n.a. n.a. 19,700 4.2 St. Petersburg, LED Russia 35.50 1,256,088 7.0 n.a. n.a. 13,234 9.7 Hanover, HAJ Germany 30.00 476,056 -2.1 1,103 5.7 7,010 1.3 Xi'an, XIY China 24.50 2,440,758 12.5 14,918 2.9 20,565 8.1 Fraport Group Year to Date (YTD) Cargo (Freight 2014[1] Fraport Passengers & Mail) Movements share in DELTA % YTD DELTA % YTD DELTA % YTD % Fully-consolidated airports Frankfurt, FRA Germany 100.00 22,202,033 2.2 867,404 3.8 187,090 0.0 Lima, LIM Peru[2] 70.01 6,188,522 4.5 107,060 1.7 61,893 -0.8 Burgas, BOJ Bulgaria 60.00 167,797 -1.0 2,270 77.9 1,894 -8.0 Varna, VAR Bulgaria 60.00 163,199 9.3 14 50.5 2,124 3.7 At equity consolidated airports[2] Antalya, AYT Turkey 51.00 7,176,248 5.6 n.a. n.a. 50,130 5.3 St. Petersburg, LED Russia 35.00 4,680,029 11.4 n.a. n.a. 54,032 12.0 Hanover, HAJ Germany 30.00 1,836,711 -1.9 6,206 -0.1 30,145 3.5 Xi'an, XIY China 24.50 11,270,474 10.8 72,730 4.7 95,618 7.5 Frankfurt Airport[3] May 2014 Month DELTA % YTD 2014 DELTA % Passengers 5,321,400 3.7 22,204,517 2.2 Cargo (freight & mail) 185,629 6.9 879,564 3.5 Aircraft movements 42,366 1.0 187,090 0.0 MTOW (in metric tons)[4] 2,587,400 3.9 11,386,593 1.9 PAX/PAX-flight[5] 134.0 2.4 127.3 1.9 Seat load factor (%) 76.6 73.8 Punctuality rate (%) 81.7 86.0 Frankfurt Airport PAX share Month PAX share YTD Regional Split month DELTA % YTD DELTA% Germany 11.5% 9.3 11.6% 2.3 Europe (without Germany) 52.5% 5.1 50.0% 6.1 Western Europe 43.6% 5.1 41.7% 5.9 Eastern Europe 8.9% 5.1 8.3% 7.1 Intercontinental 36.0% 0.2 38.4% -2.6 Africa 3.6% -6.7 4.2% -9.4 Middle East 4.6% 0.7 5.7% 2.5 North America 14.5% 2.5 13.0% 0.6 Central & South America 3.2% -6.1 4.1% -5.8 Far East 10.2% 1.4 11.6% -3.6 Australia 0.0% -100.0 0.0% -100.0 1 According to ACI-definition: Passengers: commercial traffic only (arr+dep+transit counted once) Cargo: commercial and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep excluding transit, in metric tons) Movements: commerical and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep) 2 Preliminary figures 3 Passengers: commercial and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep+transit counted once incl. General Aviation) Cargo: commercial and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep+transit counted once, in metric tons) Movements: commerical and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep) 4 Inbound traffic only 5 Scheduled and charter traffic 

For Further Information, Please Contact:
Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide
Robert A. Payne - International Spokesman; Head of Intl. Press & External Activities Team
Press Office (UKM-PS)
Corporate Communications
60547 Frankfurt, Germany
Tel.: +49-69-690-78547
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Internet: http://www.fraport.com

SOURCE Fraport AG