Frankfurt Airport reports slight increase in March cargo traffic

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April 12, 2019: Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has seen 2.5 percent year-on-year rise passenger traffic in the first three months of 2019.

The hub has handled 14.8 million passengers, according to the figures released by the airport operator Fraport.

However, the airport continues to see decline in cargo throughput, including airfreight and airmail. The airport has reported 2.3 percent decline in cargo traffic to a total of 527,151 metric tonnes, reflecting the worldwide economic slowdown.

Aircraft movements rose by 3.0 percent to 116,581 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) climbed by 2.9 percent to some 7.3 million metric tonnes.

The March traffic figures reflects growth of 1.4 percent year-on-year in passenger traffic. This increase was achieved despite the fact that, in March last year, traffic was additionally boosted by the earlier timing of the Easter school holidays, falling in April this year.

The cargo division saw a slight increase of 0.2 percent to 202,452 metric tonnes in the reporting month.

Aircraft movements climbed by 2.1 percent to 42,056 takeoffs and landings, while accumulated MTOWs grew by 2.8 percent to about 2.6 million metric tonnes. 

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