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Fraport Traffic Figures 2019: Frankfurt Airport Serves More than 70.5 Million Passengers

New annual record achieved in Frankfurt despite slower growth - Most of Fraport's Group airports worldwide also performed well

FRANKFURT, Germany, Jan. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served more than 70.5 million passengers in 2019 – achieving a new all-time record by exceeding the 70-million mark for the first time in a calendar year. Compared to the previous year, this represents a passenger increase of 1.5 percent. Following a positive trend in the first half of 2019 (up 3.0 percent), passenger volumes largely stagnated in the second half of the year (up 0.2 percent). In the months of November and December 2019, passenger numbers declined for the first time since November 2016. The relatively weaker growth in full-year passenger numbers can be mainly attributed to domestic traffic (down 3.4 percent) and European traffic (up 1.2 percent). In contrast, intercontinental traffic to and from FRA increased by 3.4 percent in 2019.

Fraport AG's executive board chairman, Dr. Stefan Schulte, commented: "The reduction of airline flight services for the current winter schedule had a noticeable impact on passenger volumes at Frankfurt. After a long and extraordinarily strong growth phase – during which we gained almost 10 million passengers in the last three years – we can now see that the aviation industry is entering a consolidation phase. Broader economic and geopolitical uncertainties have worsened, while unilateral national measures – such as raising the local air traffic tax – are placing an additional burden on the German aviation industry in 2020."

The number of aircraft movements at FRA rose by 0.4 percent to 513,912 takeoffs and landings in 2019. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) were up 0.8 percent to about 31.9 million metric tons. Cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) contracted by 3.9 percent to 2.1 million metric tons, reflecting the ongoing slowdown of the global economy.

In December 2019, FRA's passenger traffic declined by 1.2 percent year-on-year to 4.9 million passengers. With 36,635 takeoffs and landings, aircraft movements shrank by 4.4 percent. MTOWs slipped by 2.9 percent to just under 2.4 million metric tons. Cargo volumes decreased by 7.2 percent to 170,384 metric tons.

The airports in Fraport AG's international portfolio continued to show largely positive performance during 2019. Affected by the bankruptcy of home-carrier Adria Airways and other factors, Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia recorded a 5.0 percent traffic decline in the reporting year (December 2019: down 21.6 percent). In contrast, Fraport's two Brazilian airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) posted combined traffic growth of 3.9 percent to 15.5 million passengers (December 2019: up 0.3 percent). Peru's Lima Airport (LIM) continued the strong performance of previous years, with traffic rising by 6.6 percent (December 2019: up 5.4 percent).

Traffic at the 14 Greek regional airports expanded slightly by 0.9 percent to nearly 30.2 million passengers in 2019 (December 2019: down 2.2 percent). Following years of dynamic growth, traffic at Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) airports in Bulgaria declined by 10.7 percent, due to airlines consolidating their flight offerings (December 2019: up 23.3 percent).

In 2019, traffic at Turkey's Antalya Airport (AYT) once again advanced rapidly by 10.0 percent to almost 35.5 million passengers (December 2019: up 2.8 percent). Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg, Russia, saw traffic climb by 8.1 percent to some 19.6 million passengers (December 2019: up 5.7 percent). At Xi'an Airport (XIY) in China, traffic jumped by 5.7 percent to more than 47.2 million passengers (December 2019: up 4.7 percent).

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Fraport Traffic Figures
December 2019

Fr8aport Group Airports1


December 2019




Year to Date (YTD) 2019






Fraport

Passengers

Cargo*

Movements

Passengers

Cargo

Movements

Fully-consolidated airports

share (%)

Month

Δ %

Month

Δ %

Month

Δ %

YTD

Δ %

YTD

Δ %

YTD

Δ %

FRA

Frankfurt

Germany

100.00

4,868,298

-1.2

167,692

-7.4

36,635

-4.4

70,556,072

1.5

2,091,174

-3.9

513,912

0.4

LJU

Ljubljana

Slovenia

100.00

85,513

-21.6

1,030

-2.5

1,776

-27.1

1,721,355

-5.0

11,365

-8.2

31,489

-11.3

Fraport Brasil

100.00

1,454,258

0.3

8,157

11.4

12,887

3.7

15,516,902

3.9

85,586

-0.5

137,403

-1.3

FOR

Fortaleza

Brazil

100.00

692,101

-1.3

5,166

23.9

5,608

-2.4

7,218,697

8.9

48,355

5.1

59,694

2.4

POA

Porto Alegre

Brazil

100.00

762,157

1.8

2,991

-5.1

7,279

8.9

8,298,205

-0.1

37,231

-6.8

77,709

-4.0

LIM

Lima

Peru

80.01

1,961,228

5.4

25,721

-4.3

16,995

6.2

23,578,600

6.6

271,326

-5.0

197,857

2.7

Fraport Regional Airports of Greece A+B

73.40

697,028

-2.2

670

-1.6

6,930

-5.3

30,152,728

0.9

7,599

-7.0

245,569

0.6

Fraport Regional Airports of Greece A

73.40

540,501

-0.8

554

1.8

4,659

-6.1

16,690,193

0.4

5,809

-6.1

131,160

0.1

CFU

Kerkyra (Corfu)

Greece

73.40

22,521

-4.5

9

-44.7

317

-19.1

3,275,897

-2.6

180

-1.9

25,312

-3.8

CHQ

Chania (Crete)

Greece

73.40

55,796

-3.3

17

-48.9

502

-9.4

2,983,542

-0.8

381

-16.1

20,502

4.6

EFL

Kefalonia 

Greece

73.40

3,538

4.2

0

n.a.

110

-6.8

774,170

1.6

0

-38.0

7,355

2.6

KVA

Kavala 

Greece

73.40

5,392

-22.9

10

3.3

118

3.5

323,310

-20.6

99

3.9

3,465

-16.5

PVK

Aktion/Preveza

Greece

73.40

367

19.2

0

n.a.

56

0.0

625,790

7.2

0

n.a.

5,592

3.7

SKG

Thessaloniki

Greece

73.40

449,698

-0.2

519

7.0

3,456

-4.7

6,897,057

3.1

5,145

-5.5

55,738

0.9

ZTH

Zakynthos 

Greece

73.40

3,189

21.6

0

-100.0

100

-2.9

1,810,427

0.5

4

-48.5

13,196

0.3

Fraport Regional Airports of Greece B

73.40

156,527

-6.7

116

-15.5

2,271

-3.5

13,462,535

1.5

1,790

-10.0

114,409

1.1

JMK

Mykonos 

Greece

73.40

7,224

-4.0

3

23.5

141

-5.4

1,520,145

8.9

89

-4.5

18,801

8.8

JSI

Skiathos 

Greece

73.40

1,088

0.5

0

n.a.

44

-20.0

446,219

1.9

0

n.a.

4,179

0.5

JTR

Santorini (Thira)

Greece

73.40

31,750

-22.3

7

-39.9

444

13.0

2,300,408

2.0

170

-5.0

21,319

4.7

KGS

Kos 

Greece

73.40

18,962

-3.8

24

25.6

344

-13.4

2,676,644

0.4

325

11.4

19,797

-2.6

MJT

Mytilene (Lesvos)

Greece

73.40

28,212

0.3

25

-17.3

458

-11.1

496,577

4.1

349

-9.2

6,571

6.7

RHO

Rhodes

Greece

73.40

56,711

-1.6

39

-29.7

542

2.5

5,542,567

-0.5

626

-19.1

37,468

-3.1

SMI

Samos

Greece

73.40

12,580

-2.2

19

-2.7

298

-5.7

479,975

3.7

232

-13.6

6,274

1.1

Fraport Twin Star

60.00

92,334

23.3

281

-70.1

832

-2.1

4,970,095

-10.7

4,871

-43.1

35,422

-13.7

BOJ

Burgas

Bulgaria

60.00

12,325

-5.2

275

-70.4

155

-30.5

2,885,776

-12.0

4,747

-43.7

19,954

-14.3

VAR

Varna

Bulgaria

60.00

80,009

29.3

6

-39.6

677

8.0

2,084,319

-8.7

123

-9.3

15,468

-13.0
















At equity consolidated airports














AYT

Antalya

Turkey

51.00

871,457

2.8

n.a.

n.a.

6,382

-3.3

35,483,190

10.0

n.a.

n.a.

206,599

9.6

LED

St. Petersburg

Russia

25.00

1,345,769

5.7

n.a.

n.a.

12,662

-0.5

19,581,262

8.1

n.a.

n.a.

168,572

1.9

XIY

Xi'an

China

24.50

3,769,520

4.7

42,387

30.4

28,612

3.4

47,220,745

5.7

381,869

22.2

345,106

4.6


















Frankfurt Airport2







December 2019

Month

Δ %

YTD 2019

Δ %

Passengers

4,868,689

-1.2

70,560,987

1.5

Cargo (freight & mail)

170,384

-7.2

2,128,476

-3.9

Aircraft movements

36,635

-4.4

513,912

0.4

MTOW (in metric tons)3

2,370,398

-2.9

31,872,251

0.8

PAX/PAX-flight4

142.4

3.5

146.8

1.2

Seat load factor (%)

76.2


79.6


Punctuality rate (%)

75.0


72.6







Frankfurt Airport

PAX share

Δ %5

PAX share

Δ %5

Regional Split

Month


YTD


Continental

58.8

-4.3

63.7

0.4

 Germany

11.0

-3.0

10.5

-3.4

 Europe (excl. GER)

47.9

-4.5

53.2

1.2

  Western Europe

39.1

-5.2

44.0

0.9

   Eastern Europe

8.7

-1.4

9.2

2.8

Intercontinental

41.2

3.7

36.3

3.4

 Africa

5.3

1.6

4.7

8.8

 Middle East

6.1

1.5

5.2

2.0

 North America

14.0

10.9

12.8

3.9

 Central & South Amer.

4.8

2.4

3.4

3.7

 Far East

11.1

-1.8

10.1

1.2

 Australia

0.0

n.a.

0.0

n.a.

 

Definitions: 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), preliminary figures; 2 Commercial and non-commercial traffic: Passengers (arr+dep+transit counted once, incl. general aviation), Cargo (arr+dep+transit counted once, in metric tons), Movements (arr+dep); 3 Inbound traffic only; 4  Scheduled and charter traffic; 5 absolute change vs. previous year in % ; *Cargo = Freight + mail

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