Fraport Traffic Figures – January 2019: Starting the New Year on a Growth Path

Frankfurt and most of the Group airports record passenger growth

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed nearly 4.7 million passengers in January 2019, thus starting the year with 2.3 percent traffic growth.  Without strike and weather-related flight cancellations, passenger traffic at FRA would have grown by about 4.3 percent.

Aircraft movements climbed by 2.3 percent to 37,676 takeoffs and landings in the reporting month.  Maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) rose by 1.5 percent to about 2.4 million metric tons.  Only cargo (airfreight + airmail) posted a decline in January 2019, dropping by 4.3 percent to 163,332 metric tons.  Decisive factors affecting cargo traffic included weaker global trade and the resulting dip in demand.

Most of the airports in Fraport’s international portfolio also achieved growth in January 2019.  Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport (LJU) served 103,653 passengers, a rise of 3.3 percent.  The Brazilian airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) registered combined traffic of almost 1.5 million passengers, up 10.5 percent year-on-year. 

Total traffic for the 14 Greek regional airports reached 617,885 passengers, resulting in a 12.3 percent surge.  The busiest airports included Thessaloniki (SKG) with 388,309 passengers, up 25.4 percent; Chania (CHQ) with 50,949 passengers, up 17.8 percent; and Rhodes (RHO) with 50,809 passengers, down 13.4 percent. 

Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru, South America, saw traffic increase by 5.0 percent to around 1.9 million passengers.  On the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, the Twin Star airports of Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR) registered a total of 67,924 passengers, declining 6.8 percent.  On the Turkish Rivera, Antalya Airport (AYT) received 877,161 passengers and recorded a 9.6 percent jump in traffic.  Russia’s St. Petersburg Airport (LED) advanced by 14.0 percent to some 1.2 million passengers.  In China, Xi’an Airport (XIY) recorded a 13.9 percent gain to almost 3.8 million passengers. 

Fraport Traffic Figures

January 2019

Fraport Group Airports1

January 2019

Year to Date (YTD) 2019

Fraport

Passengers

Cargo*

Movements

Passengers

Cargo

Movements

Fully-consolidated airports

share (%)

Month

? %

Month

? %

Month

? %

YTD

? %

YTD

? %

YTD

? %

FRA

Frankfurt

Germany

100.00

4,651,952

2.3

161,466

-3.1

37,676

2.3

4,651,952

2.3

161,466

-3.1

37,676

2.3

LJU

Ljubljana

Slovenia

100.00

103,653

3.3

976

-4.0

2,508

1.9

103,653

3.3

976

-4.0

2,508

1.9

Fraport Brasil

100.00

1,461,521

10.5

6,517

12.0

12,650

7.4

1,461,521

10.5

6,517

12.0

12,650

7.4

FOR

Fortaleza

Brazil

100.00

734,764

19.7

3,629

14.7

6,165

24.2

734,764

19.7

3,629

14.7

6,165

24.2

POA

Porto Alegre

Brazil

100.00

726,757

2.6

2,888

8.7

6,485

-4.8

726,757

2.6

2,888

8.7

6,485

-4.8

Fraport Regional Airports of Greece A+B

73.40

617,885

12.3

571

22.6

6,830

14.7

617,885

12.3

571

22.6

6,830

14.7

Fraport Regional Airports of Greece A

73.40

473,351

15.5

448

69.8

4,667

14.8

473,351

15.5

448

69.8

4,667

14.8

CFU

Kerkyra (Corfu)

Greece

73.40

20,573

4.9

15

> 100.0

329

-14.3

20,573

4.9

15

> 100.0

329

-14.3

CHQ

Chania (Crete)

Greece

73.40

50,949

17.8

27

8.9

499

62.0

50,949

17.8

27

8.9

499

62.0

EFL

Kefalonia 

Greece

73.40

3,093

63.4

0

0.0

108

33.3

3,093

63.4

0

0.0

108

33.3

KVA

Kavala 

Greece

73.40

7,667

-76.4

8

> 100.0

134

-64.9

7,667

-76.4

8

> 100.0

134

-64.9

PVK

Aktion/Preveza

Greece

73.40

270

-17.9

0

n.a.

58

-12.1

270

-17.9

0

n.a.

58

-12.1

SKG

Thessaloniki

Greece

73.40

388,309

25.4

397

68.1

3,441

26.3

388,309

25.4

397

68.1

3,441

26.3

ZTH

Zakynthos 

Greece

73.40

2,490

-10.9

1

> 100.0

98

-16.9

2,490

-10.9

1

> 100.0

98

-16.9

Fraport Regional Airports of Greece B

73.40

144,534

2.9

123

-39.1

2,163

14.3

144,534

2.9

123

-39.1

2,163

14.3

JMK

Mykonos 

Greece

73.40

6,552

> 100.0

3

> 100.0

145

85.9

6,552

> 100.0

3

> 100.0

145

85.9

JSI

Skiathos 

Greece

73.40

839

-3.9

0

n.a.

40

-4.8

839

-3.9

0

n.a.

40

-4.8

JTR

Santorini (Thira)

Greece

73.40

33,929

11.6

10

-2.7

354

17.2

33,929

11.6

10

-2.7

354

17.2

KGS

Kos 

Greece

73.40

17,833

2.7

19

9.5

354

11.0

17,833

2.7

19

9.5

354

11.0

MJT

Mytilene (Lesvos)

Greece

73.40

23,466

16.1

29

-16.2

476

46.0

23,466

16.1

29

-16.2

476

46.0

RHO

Rhodes

Greece

73.40

50,809

-13.4

45

-62.1

516

-12.5

50,809

-13.4

45

-62.1

516

-12.5

SMI

Samos

Greece

73.40

11,106

11.9

17

-15.2

278

17.8

11,106

11.9

17

-15.2

278

17.8

LIM

Lima

Peru

70.01

1,921,165

5.0

23,857

-4.2

15,726

-4.7

1,921,165

5.0

23,857

-4.2

15,726

-4.7

Fraport Twin Star

60.00

67,924

-6.8

491

-43.0

680

-15.1

67,924

-6.8

491

-43.0

680

-15.1

BOJ

Burgas

Bulgaria

60.00

11,057

-15.2

484

-43.5

167

-14.4

11,057

-15.2

484

-43.5

167

-14.4

VAR

Varna

Bulgaria

60.00

56,867

-5.0

7

46.4

513

-15.3

56,867

-5.0

7

46.4

513

-15.3

At equity consolidated airports

AYT

Antalya

Turkey

51.00

877,161

9.6

n.a.

n.a.

6,526

20.0

877,161

9.6

n.a.

n.a.

6,526

20.0

LED

St. Petersburg

Russia

25.00

1,230,150

14.0

n.a.

n.a.

12,410

9.6

1,230,150

14.0

n.a.

n.a.

12,410

9.6

XIY

Xi’an

China

24.50

3,767,649

13.9

29,258

14.5

28,343

10.9

3,767,649

13.9

29,258

14.5

28,343

10.9

Frankfurt Airport2

January 2019

Month

? %

YTD 2019

? %

Passengers

4,652,187

2.3

4,652,187

2.3

Cargo (freight & mail)

163,332

-4.3

163,332

-4.3

Aircraft movements

37,676

2.3

37,676

2.3

MTOW (in metric tons)3

2,372,825

1.5

2,372,825

1.5

PAX/PAX-flight4

132.5

0.0

132.5

0.0

Seat load factor (%)

72.4

72.4

Punctuality rate (%)

75.6

75.6

Frankfurt Airport

PAX share

? %5

PAX share

? %5

Regional Split

Month

YTD

Continental

59.7

2.0

59.7

2.0

 Germany

10.7

-0.2

10.7

-0.2

 Europe (excl. GER)

49.0

2.5

49.0

2.5

  Western Europe

40.3

1.7

40.3

1.7

   Eastern Europe

8.7

6.1

8.7

6.1

Intercontinental

40.3

2.7

40.3

2.7

 Africa

5.2

8.6

5.2

8.6

 Middle East

6.1

-3.2

6.1

-3.2

 North America

11.6

0.6

11.6

0.6

 Central & South Amer.

4.9

5.6

4.9

5.6

 Far East

12.5

4.2

12.5

4.2

 Australia

0.0

n.a.

0.0

n.a.

Definitions: 1 According to ACI definition: Passengers: commercial traffic only (arr+dep+transit counted once), Cargo: commercial and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep excluding transit, in metric tons), Movements: commercial and non-commercial traffic (arr+dep), preliminary figures; 2 Commercial and non-commercial traffic: Passengers (arr+dep+transit counted once, incl. general aviation), Cargo (arr+dep+transit counted once, in metric tons), Movements (arr+dep); 3 Inbound traffic only; 4  Scheduled and charter traffic; 5 absolute change vs. previous year in % ; *Cargo = Freight + mail