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Frankfurt Airport celebrates year-on-year cargo volume growth for January

Frankfurt Airport celebrates year-on-year cargo volume growth for January

Frankfurt Airport yesterday released its traffic figures for January, welcoming an 8.8 per cent year-on-year increase in cargo volumes compared to the same period in 2023.

Last month the German airport recorded more than 154,000 metric tonnes of cargo, noting a “significant rise” compared to January 2023.

Accumulated maximum take-off weights also rose by 6.4 per cent to around 2 million metric tonnes.

Further, Frankfurt saw steady year-on-year growth in passenger numbers having served some 4.1 million travellers – an 11.1 per cent increase on January last year.

However, the figures revealed that the airport is yet to fully recover to pre-Covid numbers stating that its year-on-year growth was still 12.6 per cent below its 2019 numbers.

Meanwhile, the number of aircraft movements grew by 4.5 per cent at more than 31,000 take-offs and landings.

A spokesperson for Frankfurt Airport told CAAS: “We are very pleased with the traffic figures at the start of the year.

“In addition to the growth in Frankfurt, the numbers at our international airports have also increased significantly. The development makes us optimistic for the upcoming year.”

Most of the airports in Fraport’s international portfolio enjoyed positive performance in January 2024, according to the airport.

The number of passengers at Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport increased “significantly” by 29.8 per cent year-on-year to 75,196, meanwhile traffic at Peru’s Lima Airport surged by 21.4 per cent to around 2 million passengers.

Fraport’s 14 Greek regional airports welcomed a total of 640,461 passengers, an increase of 7.4 per cent.

But in Bulgaria, the Twin Star airports of Burgas and Varna, combined, registered 85,231 passengers – down 12 per cent compared to January 2023.

Meanwhile, numbers at the Brazilian airports of Fortaleza and Porto Alegre were down by 6.3 per cent at around 1.1 million overall.

According to Fraport, total traffic at the airports it actively manages grew by 9.5 per cent year-on-year to roughly 8.9 million passengers in January 2024.

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