Frankfurt cargo volumes continue to rise with 5.4% growth in August

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Frankfurt Airport Cargo City South

Frankfurt Airport’s cargo volumes continue to grow with an increase of 5.4 per cent in August to 181,102 tonnes.

Airport operator, Fraport says the growth was helped by a more favourable distribution of week days compared to August 2016, with one fewer weak Monday and one additional higher volume Thursday.

It says development of air cargo traffic is in line with the economic situation, with international trade increasing as exports improve.

Fraport says: “The impressive upswing of the industrial sector in the euro zone continues in August due to a higher domestic demand and booming exports. At Frankfurt Airport one sees these dynamics in form of increasing inbound and outbound amounts of cargo.”

Cargo flying on passenger flights increased 10.3 per cent and by 2.3 per cent on freighter aircraft.

Cargo on passenger aircraft to the two biggest air cargo markets, USA and China reported double-digit growth, with freighter traffic via Moscow remaining the main growth generator.

Frankfurt’s cargo and mail volumes were up 4.8 per cent between January and August to 1.4 million tonnes.