Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed 5.7 million passengers in the reporting month – growing by a noticeable 4.3% and setting a new October record.
In comparison, the 2014 October statistics were influenced by Lufthansa’s two-day pilot strike. This was also reflected in October 2015 by the growth rates registered for aircraft movements and accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs).
Aircraft movements advanced by 1.5% to 42,572 takeoffs and landings. MTOWs grew by 2.8% to set a new record of some 2.7 million metric tons. FRA’s cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) fell by 1.5% to 185,222 metric tons. Fraport AG’s international airport portfolio achieved mainly positive results for passenger traffic in October 2015.
Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia greeted 128,478 passengers, representing a significant 9.4% traffic surge compared to the same month last year. Serving 1.6 million passengers, Lima Airport (LIM) in the capital of Peru recorded strong growth of 11.7%. The Bulgarian Black Sea airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) saw traffic rise by 10.5% to 86,290 passengers. Antalya Airport (AYT) on the Turkish Riviera experienced a slight 0.8% drop in traffic to 2.8 million passengers. St Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport (LED) in Russia declined by 5.1% to 1.1 million passengers, due to the weak domestic economy. At Hanover Airport (HAJ) in northern Germany, traffic climbed by 1.8% to 581,355 passengers. Traffic figures at Xi’an Airport (XIY) in central China advanced by 8.7% to 2.9 million passengers.