Slight volumes rise in Q1 at Frankfurt Airport

In the first three months of 2018 – Frankfurt Airport (FRA) saw cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) rise by 0.7 per cent to 539,610 tonnes.

In March 2018, the gateway’s cargo volumes slightly contracted by 1.7 per cent to 201,965 tonnes in the reporting month, due to the early timing of Easter and the impact of the Chinese New Year falling late this year.

FRA is Europe’s busiest cargo hub by volumes and in 2017 it handled 2.19 million tonnes, a 3.8 per cent rise on 2016.