Frankfort Airport reports 5% decline in passenger traffic in May 2016

Frankfort Airport (FRA) has reported a 5.5 percent decline in passenger traffic to 5.3 million, reflecting a restraint in holiday traffic to Turkey and destinations along the Mediterranean coast of northern Africa, the company said.

Frankfurt Airport has also been impacted by a noticeable drop in tourist traffic from the Far East, especially Japan, following the recent terrorist attacks in Europe. The number of weather-related flight cancellations at FRA was relatively high for a May month, impacting about 15,000 passengers during May 2016.

With 41,181 takeoffs and landings, FRA also registered a 3.5 percent dip in aircraft movements. Cargo (airfreight and airmail) also softened slightly to 177,536 metric tons, down by 1.3 percent year-on-year. In line with the trend, accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) fell by 1.5 percent to 2.6 million metric tons.

Fraport AG offers integrated airport management services, subsidiaries and investments on three continents. The Fraport Group generated sales of EUR2.6 billion and profit of about EUR297 million in 2015.

At its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base, Fraport welcomed more than 61 million passengers and handled about 2.1 million metric tons of cargo (airfreight and airmail) in 2015.