In 2016, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served an overall total of 60, 792, 308 travellers, thus surpassing the 60 mil passenger mark once again and left over almost at the previous year’s degree (down 0. 4 percent).
Following a slowdown in the summer amount of 2016 caused by geopolitical factors, traveler traffic clearly picked up again to the end of the year. Without weather conditions and strike-related flight cancellations, traveler numbers would have risen by around 0. 4 percent during 2016.
FRA’s cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) advanced simply by 1 . 8 percent to some second . 15 million metric tons within 2016. While accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) increased by zero. 4 percent – reaching a brand new record level of about 29. seven million metric tons – plane movements declined by 1 . 1% to 462, 885 takeoffs plus landings in 2016.
Without the effects resulting from strike plus weather-related flight cancellations, the number of airplane movements would have seen a decrease of only 0. 3 %. The average number of passengers per air travel continued to rise from a record a hundred and forty. 2 in 2015 to an apparent 141. 0 in 2016, highlighting the efficiency-enhancing consolidation activities associated with airlines.
Fraport AG’s executive board chairman, Dr . Stefan Schulte, said: “ Despite the challenging environment, we were able to maintain Frankfurt Airport’s passenger numbers in a stable level during 2016. Especially in view of the recovery in traveler traffic towards the end of 2016, we are optimistic about the year forward. In 2017, we will strengthen the particular low-cost segment and expect our own traffic to grow again here in Frankfurt. ”
In December 2016, almost 4. 3 million people passed through Frankfurt Airport (up several. 9 percent). This represents a brand new December record for FRA, smashing the previous peak level of 2011. Consignments traffic, too, saw a particularly solid December month, with tonnage increasing by 7. 6 percent in order to 188, 635 metric tons. It was driven by the recovery in planet trade and a rise in demand designed for exports in the Euro zone triggered by the weak euro, as well as the continuous dynamic growth of the German economic climate. Maximum takeoff weights shrank simply by 0. 5 percent to about second . 2 million metric tons keep away from 2016, while the number of aircraft motions remained stable at 33, 941 takeoffs and landings.
Airports in Fraport’s international profile reported diverging traffic figures for that 2016 calendar year. Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia received about one 4 million passengers, down second . 3 percent compared to the particularly solid 2015 traffic year. Lima Airport terminal (LIM) in Peru’s capital documented a 10. 1 percent rise in traffic, using a total of 18. 8 mil passengers served in 2016. The particular Fraport Twin Star airports associated with Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coastline combined welcomed some 4. six million passengers, thus achieving the 21. 5 percent surge in visitors year-on-year. In Turkey, the nation’s security situation as well as strained relationships with Russia had a dampening impact on tourism and corresponding leisure atmosphere traffic. As a result, Antalya Airport (AYT) on the Turkish Riviera experienced the 30. 9 percent decline within traffic to about 19 million people in 2016. Since the beginning associated with September 2016, when charter plane tickets were officially restarted from Russian federation, AYT has seen a visible recovery trend in its Russian visitors. Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St Petersburg, Russia, posted an one 7 percent decline in visitors 13. 3 million passengers. Within northern Germany, Hanover Airport (HAJ) also registered a slight drop associated with 0. 8 percent to five. 5 million passengers. In contrast, China’s Xi’an Airport (XIY) achieved substantial double-digit growth of 12. two percent to 37 million people.
Taking in account the particular difficult framework conditions facing the, CEO Schulte expressed satisfaction with all the full-year traffic results: “ Except for Turkey, we have seen traffic balance or noticeable growth at all associated with Fraport’s airports during 2016 : particularly at Varna and Burgas, as well as Lima and Xi’an. This particular underscores our strategy of having the geographically diverse portfolio, whereby we all consistently develop our airports within the various regions. ”
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