Frankfurt has strongest May in 6 years as economic conditions improve

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Frankfurt Airport Cargo City South

Frankfurt Airport has had its busiest May for six years handling 186,547 tonnes of freight and mail.

Throughput was up 5.1 per cent year-on-year helped by favourable economic conditions having a positive impact on the eurozone’s industrial sector, resulting in higher exports.

Volumes were also up 4.8 per cent for the first five months of 2017 to 907,651 tonnes.

Other Fraport operated airports generally performed well, with Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia up 17.4 per cent in May to 1,010 tonnes and by 11.8 per cent on a year-to-date (YTD) basis to 4,612 tonnes.

Lima Airport in Peru grew 4.3 per cent to 21,339 tonnes in May and 0.4 per cent between January and May to 102,772 tonnes.

In Bulgaria, Burgas Airport was up 30.7 per cent in May to 1,113 tonnes and two per cent YTD to 5,531 tonnes, while Varna Airport was down 69.3 per cent to 12 tonnes but up 64.9 per cent YTD to 137 tonnes.

At equity consolidated airports, Hanover Airport was down 5.3 per cent in May to 1,247 tonnes and 4.8 per cent YTD to 7,743 tonnes, while Xi’an Airport in China was up 18.1 per cent in May to 22,592 tonnes and 9.2 per cent to 100,883 tonnes YTD.