Nov 10, 2016: Frankfurt Airport (FRA) witnessed strong increase in air cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) in October.
It increased by 4.8 percent to 194,108 metric tonnes. This represents Frankfurt Airport's second highest cargo volume for an October month. The growth momentum was driven, among other things, by the positive trend in the German industrial sector.
In September, Frankfurt Airport’s cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) saw 5.9 percent increase due to slight recovery of the global economy.
In October 2016, FRA welcomed some 5.7 million passengers, thus reaching nearly the same level as in the same month of last year (down 0.3 percent).
Aircraft movements decreased by 1.5 percent to 41,939 takeoffs and landings in the reporting month. Despite a slight 0.3 percent decline on the previous year, maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) posted the second highest score in an October month to date, reaching some 2.7 million metric tonnes.