Frankfurt Airport reports decline in June cargo traffic
July 15, 2019: Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has handled 174,392 metric tonnes of freight volume in the month of June. This is a decline of 4.7 percent year-on-year.
According to the airport, the drop in cargo traffic was mainly recorded due to the weak global economy and the fact that two public holidays (Whit Monday and Corpus Christi Day) fell in June this year compared to May last year.
In June, the European airport served almost 6.6 million passengers - an increase of 3.4 percent year-on-year.
At the start of the summer school vacation in the states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate, FRA set a new daily passenger record on June 30, when 241,228 travelers passed through Germany's largest gateway (surpassing the previous record of 237,966 passengers from July 29, 2018).
Fraport AG's executive board chairman, Dr. Stefan Schulte commented: "Despite the very high passenger volumes at the start of the summer holidays, operations were stable and much smoother than in the previous year. This proves the effectiveness of the measures taken by us and all partners involved. Over the next few weeks, Frankfurt Airport will continue to be very busy."
The figures of the first half of 2019 show us that the airport has recorded growth in passenger volume, whereas the cargo volume dropped by 2.8 percent to approximately 1.1 million metric tonnes.
In the January-to-June 2019 period, more than 33.6 million passengers traveled via Frankfurt Airport, representing a 3.0 increase on the previous year.