The growth trend at Fraport AG’s home base Frankfurt Airport (FRA) continues its upward track with June figures showing cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) increasing by 4.7 per cent to 188,256 tonnes, supported by ongoing economic growth, particularly in the eurozone’s industrial sector.
In the first half of 2017, FRA’s cargo volume grew by 4.8 per cent reaching almost 1.1 million tonnes – the highest first-half volume achieved in the past six years.
Amongst Fraport’s other airports Slovenia’s Ljubljana Joze Pucnik Airport grew 18.7 per cent in June to 1,043 tonnes, and by 13 per cent to 5,655 tonnes in the first six months. Lima’s Jorge Chavez International Airport in Peru dropped 1.4 per cent in June to 19,909 tonnes and was up 0.1 per cent in the first six months of 2017 to 122,681 tonnes.
Fraport’s two Bulgarian airports saw growth, with Burgas up 7.9 per cent to 1,185 tonnes in June and three per cent to 6,715 tonnes in the first six months, with Varna growing 2.8 per cent in June to 11 tonnes and 57.9 per cent to 148 tonnes in six months.
Fraport’s other German airport, Hannover-Langenhagen Airport was down 27.8 per cent in June to 1,121 tonnes and 8.5 per cent to 8,864 tonnes in the first six months.
Meanwhile in China, Xi’an Xianyang International Airport rose 20.8 per cent to 21,630 tonnes in June and 11.1 per cent in the first six months to 122,513 tonnes.