Frankfurt Airport Reports Drop in Passenger Traffic for August
Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport, announced traffic figures for August 2016.
The airport’s passenger traffic for the month dropped 5% year-over-year, with fewer than six million passengers passing through the airport. Fraport cited “the ongoing geopolitical situation” in destinations such as in Egypt, Tunisia, and Turkey as well as the “overall security situation” in Europe as the reason for the decline.
Aircraft movements at the airport were down by 2.3% to 41,803 takeoffs and landings, a figure that reflects the lower number of travelers.
The airport also reported a drop in maximum takeoff weight by 1.8% to 2.7 million metric tons, although the airport set a new record for the month of August with the average maximum takeoff weight rising to 127.9 metric tons.
Cargo at Frankfurt, which includes air freight as well as airmail, remained almost stable, down 0.1% to 171,871 metric tons in August.
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