Passenger figures continue to rise in June while cargo traffic declines at Frankfurt Airport
July 12, 2018: Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has seen 9.8 percent surge in passenger traffic in June this year, compared to the same month last year. FRA welcomed about 6.4 million passengers in the reporting month.
Releasing its cargo figures, the airport informed that only cargo traffic (airfreight and airmail) declined slightly by 2.8 percent to 182,911 metric tonnes in the reporting month of June 2018.
Aircraft movements climbed by 8.9 percent to 45, 218 takeoffs and landings, while accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) rose by 5.5 percent to some 2.8 million metric tonnes.
The first half year figures show increase in passenger figures and a slight increase in cargo traffic. In the first half of the year, FRA recorded a 9.1 percent jump in traffic to 32.7 million passengers. This can be attributed to the increased number airline flight offerings, particularly on European routes. Aircraft movements rose by 8.6 percent to 247,061 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated MTOWs grew by 5.9 percent to about 15.3 million metric tonnes.
FRA's cargo throughput reached about 1.1 million metric tonnes, thus remaining at the previous year's level (up 0.1 percent).