Frankfurt Airport sees cargo volume decline in July
Aug 13, 2018: Major European hub Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has seen 6.4 percent year-on-year decline in cargo traffic (airfreight + airmail) in the month of July. The airport has handled 175,960 metric tonnes of cargo volume.
The airport operator Fraport cites reduced number of freighter aircraft operating from FRA and a decreased amount of belly freight being shipped on passenger aircraft (due to higher passenger numbers) as the reasons for the decline.
In July 2018, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 6.9 million passengers - an increase of 7.5 percent. During the January-to-July-period, FRA achieved accumulated passenger growth of 8.8 percent, with European traffic remaining the main growth driver. FRA posted a new daily record on July 29, when 237,966 passengers traveled through Germany's largest aviation hub.
The number of aircraft movements rose by 7.3 percent to 46.648 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) expanded by 3.2 percent to about 2.8 million metric tonnes.