Fraport: Frankfurt suffers fall in first half of 2015

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Aerial view of the apron at Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport has seen cargo volumes for the first six months of 2015 fall by 1.8 per cent to 1.04 million tonnes, the airport’s operator Fraport reports.

In June alone, Europe’s busiest airport by tonnage saw a year on year (YOY) drop of 2.6 per cent to 171,030 tonnes. Frankfurt Airport has recorded inconsistent figures so far throughout 2015, with four months seeing YOY falls and two YOY increases.

January saw a YOY decline of 0.9 per cent to 157,252 tonnes, followed by a 1.2 per cent increase in February to 159,417 tonnes. March saw the highest cargo figure of the year, at 186,277 tonnes, but this was a YOY decline of 6.4 per cent. April saw a YOY increase of 0.6 per cent to 170,247 tonnes. May saw a YOY fall of 3.3 per cent to 176,889 tonnes.

Other airports Fraport owns have had variable results for the first half of the year, with Ljubljana Joze Pucnik International Airport seeing a YOY drop of 1.1 per cent to 4,790 tonnes. Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima has seen a slight rise in cargo volumes of 0.3 per cent to 130,933 tonnes.

Fraport’s Bulgarian airport, Burgas Airport has seen a large increase in cargo, but handles small volumes. The airport has seen a YOY rise of 88.4 per cent to 5,189 tonnes.
The other two airports Fraport owns a stake in and at which cargo is handled are, Hannover Langenhagen Airport and Xi’an Xianyang International Airport. They both saw increases for the first six months of 2015.

Hannover’s volumes rose 17.3 per cent to 8,612 tonnes, and Xi’an saw a surge of 10.8 per cent to 95,900 tonnes. In June, Ljubljana saw a YOY increase of 5.8 per cent to 859 tonnes, Jorge Chavez a YOY drop of 3.8 per cent to 22,638, Burgas a YOY uplift of 100 per cent to 1,842, Hannover a YOY rise of 12.9 per cent to 1,285 and Xi’an a YOY surge of 13.5 per cent to 15,675.