Frankfurt’s cargo surges following slight recovery of global economy

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Cargo volumes at Frankfurt Airport surged by 5.9 per cent in September helped by “the slight recovery” of the global economy.

September cargo throughput, which includes airfreight and mail for import, export and transit, increased to 180,252 tonnes, and were up 1.3 per cent to 1.58 million tonnes for the first nine months of the year.

Frankfurt’s operator, Fraport operates a number of airports around the world. In Slovenia, Ljubljana Joze Pucnik International Airport was down 0.6 per cent in September to 923 tonnes, while Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport in Peru declined 9.5 per cent to 27,479 tonnes.

In Bulgaria, Burgas Airport increased by 19.3 per cent to 1,131 tonnes and Varna Airport was up 23.7 per cent to 12 tonnes. Germany’s Hannover-Langenhagen Airport increased by 15.8 per cent in September to 1,565 tonnes while Fraport’s Chinese airport, Xi’an Xianyang International Airport dipped two per cent to 22,040 tonnes.