Cargo volume up by 4.1 percent y/y for Frankfurt Airport in September
October 12, 2017: Frankfurt Airport (FRA) sees cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) continued to rise for the tenth consecutive month and has handled 187,708 metric tonnes in the month of September 2017. The 4.1 percent year-on-year growth in the month has been driven by the ongoing strong growth of the global economy.
During the January-to-September 2017 period, cargo volumes grew by 4.7 percent to some 1.7 million metric tonnes in the first nine months of the year.
In September 2017, some 6.2 million passengers traveled through Frankfurt Airport (FRA) - an increase of 5.4 percent on the previous year. This was the first time that FRA exceeded the six-million-passenger mark in a September month. With a total of 225,801 passengers served on September 29, 2017, a new daily passenger record was also reached.
During the first nine months of 2017, the gateway served nearly 49 million passengers - representing an increase of 4.6 percent year-on-year. With 357,453 takeoffs and landings, aircraft movements increased slightly by 1.1 percent in the reporting period. Accumulated MTOWs remained level on the previous year, reaching almost 22.6 million metric tonnes.