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Fraport Traffic Figures - October 2019: Growth Momentum Slows

FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- FRA/gk-rap a??ASome 6.4 million passengers traveled through Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in October 2019, up 1.0Apercent compared to the same month last year. In the first ten months of 2019, passenger traffic at FRA grew by 2.2Apercent. In the reporting month, aircraft movements decreased by 1.3Apercent to 45,938 takeoffs and landings, while accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) contracted slightly by 0.3Apercent to about 2.8 million metric tons. Cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) dropped by 7.3Apercent to 179,273 metric tons. Overall, FRA's traffic development in October was impacted by the global economic slowdown, reductions in flight offerings, and a number of airline bankruptcies.These dampening factors also affected some of Fraport's Group airports worldwide. Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia served 99,231 passengers in the reporting month, down 38.5 percent. Fraport's two Brazilian airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) saw combined traffic decline by 2.5Apercent to some 1.3 million passengers. Growing by 2.6Apercent, Peru's Lima Airport (LIM) recorded nearly 2.0 million travelers.Fraport's 14 Greek regional airports posted combined traffic growth of 1.6Apercent to around 2.5 million passengers. In Bulgaria, traffic at the Fraport Twin Star airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) decreased by 5.7Apercent overall to 145,772 passengers. In contrast, Antalya Airport (AYT) in Turkey saw traffic rise by 10.7Apercent to about 4.1 million passengers. Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg, Russia, also achieved a 10.6Apercent increase, serving some 1.7 million passengers. At Xi'an Airport (XIY) in China, traffic advanced by 3.4Apercent to over 4.1 million passengers.Print-quality photos of Fraport AG and Frankfurt Airport are available for free downloading via the photo library on the Fraport Web site. For TV news and information broadcasting purposes only, we also offer free footage material for downloading.A If you wish to meet a member of our Media Relations team when at Frankfurt Airport, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our contact details are available here.A
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