FRA Records Busiest Month Ever for Passenger Traffic - Challenging Framework Conditions Continue

 FRA Records Busiest Month Ever for Passenger Traffic - Challenging Framework
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  PR Newswire

  FRANKFURT, Germany, September 11, 2013

FRANKFURT, Germany, September 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

In August 2013, Fraport AG served nearly 5.8 million passengers at its home
base Frankfurt Airport (FRA) - a 3.6 percent rise year-on-year and a new
record month in the history of FRA. Besides market growth, this significant
increase resulted from special effects such as strike-related flight
cancellations at the end of August 2012. Also, the number of aircraft
movements dropped by 0.6 percent to 42,441, as airlines adjusted the timetable
for passenger and cargo flights. Cargo traffic rose by 1.5 percent to 173,905
metric tons, while accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) grew slightly
to nearly 2.6 million metric tons (up 0.1 percent). Thus, FRA achieved a new
August record for MTOWs as well as punctuality (86 percent). 

Commenting on the latest traffic figures, Fraport's executive board chairman
(CEO) Dr. Stefan Schulte concluded: "We are pleased about the growth in cargo
and especially passenger traffic. I would like to thank our staff for the
diligent and hard work in ensuring excellent punctuality rates during the busy
summer holiday season. Without their commitment, Frankfurt Airport would not
have been able to reach record traffic levels." However, Schulte also
underscored the challenges facing the company at FRA: "Airlines have
consolidated their flight offers in reaction to market uncertainties
precipitated by the European debt crisis affecting certain countries.
Furthermore, the aviation tax in Germany has hampered travel demand, creating
a disadvantage vis-à-vis European competitors." For the entire year 2013,
Fraport expects the passenger volume at Frankfurt to be similar to last year's
figure. The ongoing scheduling for the upcoming 2013/14 winter timetable gives
positive indications that the airlines will increase seat capacity via
Frankfurt slightly.

August 2013 was also a remarkable month for Fraport's international airport
portfolio. More than 12.4 million passengers passed through Fraport's
majority-owned airports, an increase of 5.6 percent year-on-year. Peru's Lima
Airport (LIM), with a 12.3 percent rise, remains the main growth driver. The
Turkish holiday destination Antalya (AYT) served more than 4.1 million
passengers, a 6.6 percent increase. Together, the airports of Varna (VAR) and
Burgas (BOJ) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast recorded 4.8 percent growth to
more than one million passengers. On August 27, 2013, VAR's new passenger
terminal went into service, offering more space and an enhanced travel
experience at this holiday gateway to Bulgaria. A new terminal

is also scheduled to be inaugurated at BOJ in the last quarter of 2013.

    Fraport Traffic Figures
    August 2013

    Traffic Figures - Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

    Total Traffic                Month      yoy DELTA%          YTD           yoy DELTA%
    Passengers [1]            5,799,936      3.6              38,666,610        -0.3
    Cargo (freight+mail in
    t)[2]                       173,905      1.5               1,388,056         0.8
    Aircraft Movements           42,441     -0.6                 315,013        -2.9
    MTOWs (in metric tons)    2,593,238      0.1              18,862,839        -2.9
    Punctuality (in
    percent)                       86.0                             82.8

    Traffic Figures - Fraport Group
    Based on ACI
    definition (Airports                         Cargo (freight+mail)
    Council Intl.)        Passengers [3]                 in t [4]               Movements
                                       yoy
                             Month   DELTA%       Month  yoy DELTA%       Month yoy DELTA%
    Frankfurt (FRA)      5,799,596      3.6     171,306         1.7      42,441       -0.6
    Antalya (AYT)        4,143,331      6.6        n.a.        n.a.      23,987        6.9
    Burgas (BOJ)           720,352      4.7          20       -92.1       4,740        3.9
    Lima (LIM)[6]        1,368,217     12.3      27,132         0.1      13,580        3.2
    Varna (VAR)            331,240      5.0           4       -23.0       2,427        4.7
    Group               12,362,736      5.6     198,462         1.4      87,175        2.3

                                                 Cargo (freight+mail)
    Jan.-Aug. 2013        Passengers [3]                 in t [4]               Movements
                                      yoy
                              YTD   DELTA%         YTD  yoy DELTA%         YTD yoy DELTA%
    Frankfurt (FRA)     38,663,262     -0.3   1,365,656         0.8     315,013       -2.9
    Antalya (AYT)       18,321,708      6.5        n.a.        n.a.     115,430        5.7
    Burgas (BOJ)[5]      2,076,612      4.1       1,519        -8.2      15,001       -1.4
    Lima (LIM)[6]        9,806,986     12.3     178,371         1.3     101,460        4.7
    Varna (VAR)[5]       1,042,474      6.8          22        -5.9       8,705        7.3
    Group               69,911,042      3.3   1,545,569         0.8     555,609        0.3

    [1] Commerical and non-commercial traffic   [3] Passengers - commercial traffic only
    [2] Cargo including transit (in metric tons)[4] Cargo excluding transit (in metric
                                                    tons)
                                                [5] Varna was closed from 15.10.2011 to
                                                    28.02.12.
                                                    Burgas handled all VAR flights during
                                                    this period.
                                                [6] Figures provided by LIM

For Further Information, Please Contact:

Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide

Robert A. Payne - International Spokesman; Head of International Press &
External Activities Team, Press Office (UKM-PS), Corporate Communications,
60547 Frankfurt, Germany; Tel.: +49-69-690-78547; E-mail: r.payne@fraport.de ;
Internet: http://www.fraport.com ; 
 
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