Frankfurt Airport Passenger Traffic Rises by 2.3% in December

18 January 2010 (Last Updated January 18th, 2010 18:30)

Frankfurt Airport in Germany experienced a 2.3% increase in passenger traffic in December 2009, compared with the same month in the previous year. Intercontinental traffic rose by 6.3%, contributing to the airport's first increase in passenger figures in 16 months. Air freight

Frankfurt Airport in Germany experienced a 2.3% increase in passenger traffic in December 2009, compared with the same month in the previous year.

Intercontinental traffic rose by 6.3%, contributing to the airport's first increase in passenger figures in 16 months.

Air freight also saw an upward rise of 29.1% during December, recording 174,000t, which is an increase of 7% on November 2009.

The airport recorded 50 million passengers between January and December 2009.

The overall figures for 2009 reveal a decline in air freight, aircraft movements and maximum take-off weights to December.

Aircraft movements declined by 0.9% due to adverse weather conditions.