Frankfurt airport sees record passengers

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12 March 2004 , FRANKFURT - Frankfurt airport, Germany's main airport hub, posted record passenger and cargo traffic for February, airport operator Fraport AG said Friday. Around 3.6 million passengers used the airport last month, a rise of 9 percent over the same month in 2003. Even without the extra day in February this leap year, the rise would have been around 5 percent, also a record performance for the month, Fraport said. Freight traffic rose by 12.2 percent to 137,500 metric tons over the same mont

12 March 2004

FRANKFURT - Frankfurt airport, Germany's main airport hub, posted record passenger and cargo traffic for February, airport operator Fraport AG said Friday.

Around 3.6 million passengers used the airport last month, a rise of 9 percent over the same month in 2003.

Even without the extra day in February this leap year, the rise would have been around 5 percent, also a record performance for the month, Fraport said.

Freight traffic rose by 12.2 percent to 137,500 metric tons over the same month last year.

The record figures follow the strongest January for passenger and cargo traffic in the airport's history.

The airport has been boosted in particular by intercontinental traffic. Destinations in the Middle East and Far East as well as North America showed double-digit growth.

Holiday destinations such as the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Sri Lanka were also in strong demand.

In the first two months of this year, some 7.2 million passengers travelled via Frankfurt airport, 5.5 percent more than in the same period last year.

Fraport, which operates airports elsewhere in Germany and in Turkey and Peru, said overall it registered about 4.8 million passengers, 12.1 percent more than in February last year.

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, used by the Irish budget airline Ryanair, registered an increase of 33.2 percent to about 187,600 passengers last month.

Antalya Airport in Turkey was up 34.7 percent and Lima by 21.6 percent on the February 2003 figures.

DPA

Subject: German News

 

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