Frankfurt: Passenger numbers and aircraft movements continue to increase

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L’Frankfurt airport (FRA), the first German airport platform, welcomed some 5.7 million passengers in October 2023, i.e. one increase of 14.9% over one year, announced its manager Fraport.

However, this number of passengers for October 2023 was still lower by about 12% to levels seen in October 2019 before the pandemic. Freight volumes (air freight + air mail) in Frankfurt decreased slightly by 2.0% year-on-year to 173,173 tonnes. On the other hand, the aircraft movements increased by 14.3% year-on-year to reach 40,720 takeoffs and landings, the highest number in a single month since October 2019, the pre-Covid period.

Traffic at most airports in German manager Fraport’s international portfolio also continued to grow in October 2023. Traffic at Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport (LJU) jumped 27.8% year-on-year to 118,878 passengers. during the reference month. The two Brazilian airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) recorded a drop of 8.2 percent for a total of 972,956 passengers. Lima Airport (LIM), Peru, welcomed some 1.9 million passengers, up 6.4 percent.

Combined traffic at Fraport’s 14 Greek regional airports increased by 10.3 percent to 3.1 million passengers in October. On the Bulgarian Black Sea coast, Twin Star airports Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR) welcomed a total of 167,293 passengers (down 2.7%). Traffic at Antalya Airport (AYT) on the Turkish Riviera continued to grow by 9.8% year-on-year to reach approximately 4.4 million passengers in October 2023.

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