Oct 13, 2016: Frankfurt Airport’s cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) sees 5.9 percent increase in September 2016. This was positively impacted by the slight recovery of the global economy.
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has set a new September record, welcoming a total of 5.9 million passengers in September 2016. However, this positive result was helped by the fact that in the same month of the previous year, a strike had led to a noticeable reduction in passenger volumes. Without this base effect, passenger traffic would have remained almost level year-on-year.
Despite the rise in passenger and cargo volumes, aircraft movements shrank by 0.6 percent to 41,973 takeoffs and landings.
During the January-to-September 2016 period, Frankfurt Airport served a total of 46.7 million passengers, representing a 1.2 percent decrease compared to the previous year. This development can partly be attributed to the ongoing geopolitical situation, which has led to a reduction in air travel bookings worldwide.
FRA welcomed some 18.0 million passengers during the holiday months from July to September 2016 – a 1.8 percent drop compared to the summer period of 2015.
In contrast, cargo volumes increased 1.3 percent to just under 1.6 million metric tonnes in the first nine months of 2016.