Economic growth helps push Frankfurt cargo volumes up in June

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Cargo throughput at Frankfurt Airport increased 4.7 per cent in June to 188,256 metric tons due to ongoing economic growth, particularly in the Eurozone’s industrial sector.

Frankfurt volumes have been strong throughout the year, and cargo is up 4.8 per cent to just under 1.1 million tonnes in the first half of the year.

Other Fraport operated airports have seen mixed results, with Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport in Slovenia grew 18.7 per cent in June to 1,043 tonnes, and by 13 per cent to 5,655 tonnes in the first six months.

Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport in Peru dipped 1.4 per cent in June to 19,909 tonnes and was up 0.1 per cent in the first six months of 2017 to 122,681 tonnes.

Both Bulgarian airports saw growth, with Burgas up 7.9 per cent to 1,185 tonnes in June and three per cent to 6,715 tonnes in the first six months, with Varna increasing 2.8 per cent in June to 11 tonnes and 57.9 per cent to 148 tonnes in six months.

Fraport’s other German airport, Hannover-Langenhagen Airport was down 27.8 per cent in June to 1,121 tonnes and 8.5 per cent to 8,864 tonnes in the first six months.

In China, Xi’an Xianyang International Airport rose 20.8 per cent to 21,630 tonnes in June and 11.1 per cent in the first six months to 122,513 tonnes.