Frankfurt’s slowdown continues into March

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport has seen cargo volumes dip by one per cent in the first quarter of 2016 as it continues to be affected by the slowdown in global trade.

Cargo volumes, which consist of airfreight and airmail, dipped to 506,434 tonnes, due to the slowdown in global trade. In March, volumes fell by 1.3 per cent to 187,063 tonnes, which Frankfurt’s operator, Fraport, says was because production slowdowns relating to the timing of the Easter holidays.

Growth has been patchy at Fraport’s other airports. Ljubljana Joze Pucnik International Airport was up 5.2 per cent in the first quarter to 2,416 tonnes, while Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima was down 5.5 per cent to 61,148 tonnes.

At its Bulgarian hubs, Burgas Airport saw an increase of 100 per cent to 3,130 tonnes and Varna Airport was up 10.6 per cent to 20 tonnes. Hannover-Langenhagen Airport was down four per cent to 4,691 tonnes.