In August 2023some 5.9 million passengers passed through theFrankfurt Airport (FRA), the leading German platform, or 13% more than the same month in 2022, according to operator Fraport. However, this traffic is still lower by 15.3% compared to August 2019before the Covid pandemic.
During the school holidays in the German state of Hesse (July 21 to September 3), Frankfurt Airport handled more than 8.6 million passengers and 58,300 aircraft movements. Demand for vacation destinations on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast, as well as Greece and the Canary Islands, even exceeded pre-crisis levels in 2019. The most popular intercontinental destinations from Frankfurt included North America and North and Central Africa – with Tunisia, Kenya, Cape Verde and Mauritius all exceeding 2019 levels.
Freight volumes in Frankfurt increased slightly again in August 2023. At 156,827 tonnes, freight throughput (including air freight and airmail) increased by 1.2% compared to the same month in 2022. number of aircraft movements increased by 10.9% to 39,910 takeoffs and landings during the reporting month, while accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) increased by 9.1% to approximately 2, 5 million tonnes (in both cases, compared to August 2022).
At Fraport-managed airports worldwide, total passenger numbers improved 9% year-on-year to 21.9 million travelers in August 2023. Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia welcomed 149 399 passengers in August 2023, an increase of almost 20% year-on-year. Traffic at the Brazilian airports of Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) remained stable at just over 1.1 million passengers (a slight decrease of 0.1%). Peru’s Lima Airport (LIM) welcomed around 2 million passengers (+10.5%) in August.
Furthermore, traffic in Greece’s 14 regional airports reached 6.1 million passengers (+4.8%). In Bulgaria, the Twin Star airports of Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR) saw their numbers increase by 11.6% to reach 836,229 passengers in total. Passenger volume at Antalya Airport on the Turkish Riviera reached 5.8 million passengers, an increase of 10.9% compared to last year.