Frankfurt Airport posts negative growth in cargo

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March 13, 2019 Frankfurt Airport (FRA) saw passenger traffic of more than 4.5 million passengers in February 2019. This represents an increase of 4.3 percent year-on-year.

Aircraft movements climbed by 4.7 percent to 36,849 takeoffs and landings.

The cargo figures including airfreight airmail declined by 3.4 percent to 161,366 metric tonnes in the reporting month. The European hub said that the decline reflects the ongoing slowdown in global trade.

The first two months of the year have been good in terms of passenger numbers for the airport. The passenger traffic rose 3.3 percent compared to the same period last year. But the cargo numbers continue to contract, according to the figures of the first two months of 2019. Year to date, Frankfurt Airport saw 2.8 percent year-on-year decline in cargo throughput.

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