September sees new low for Frankfurt

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Frankfurt Airport has seen cargo and mail handled drop to 178,667 tonnes in September, down from July and August when it handled 181,459 tonnes and 179,555 tonnes, respectively.

The September dip is the first time this year that two months in a row have seen cargo and mail decline. In January, it handled 160,970 tonnes, before dipping to 159,249 in February and then rising to its yearly high of 201,806 tonnes in March. April was down to 171,909 tonnes, May saw a rise to 185,629 followed by a fall to 178,384 in June. July was up to 181,459 tonnes before falling in August and September to 179,555 tonnes and 178,667, respectively.

For the Year-to-date (YTD) it has handled 1.6 million tonnes, up two per cent on 2013. Year-on-year, September was identical to 2013. January saw the biggest increase of 7.2 per cent, while June saw the biggest decline of 3.5 per cent. February, March, May, July and August were up by 1.9 per cent, 3.2 per cent, 6.9 per cent, 1.1 per cent and 3.2 per cent, respectively. April and June were down 1.2 per cent and 3.5 per cent, respectively. 

For the YTD for other airports in the Fraport Group, there have been variable levels of growth. Jorge Chavez International Airportin Lima is up 2.5 per cent to 213,059 tonnes, while Bulgaria’s Varna Airport and Burgas Airport are up 100 per cent to 3,663 tonnes and 93.8 per cent to 56 tonnes, respectively. Hannover-Langenhagen Airport is down 2.4 per cent to 10,691 tonnes while Xi’an Xianyang International Airport is up five per cent to 134,568 tonnes. 

September has been a slow month with year-on-year growth being low, except at the Bulgarian airports, which handle small volumes. Jorge Chavez is down 0.9 per cent to 29,274 tonnes, while Varna and Burgas are up 100 per cent and 65.4 per cent, respectively. Hannover is down 2.8 per cent to 1,300 tonnes and Xi’an is up 1.2 per cent to 18,803 tonnes.

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