Fraport's Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany recorded a 3.5% rise in its passenger traffic during the first quarter of this year to 12.2 million passengers, while its cargo traffic fell 12.2% compared to 2011.
The airport has reported a 4.1% rise in passenger traffic in March to 4.5 million passengers when compared to the same month last year.
Its cargo tonnage declined 11% year-on-year to 180,332t, which the operator claims was due to the ambiguities in the global economy and the night flight curfew.
Aircraft movements at the airport declined 1.7% during the first quarter to 112,448 takeoffs and landings, following flight cancellations due to strikes, while March recorded a fall of 1.2% to 40,405 takeoffs and landings.
The airport's accumulated takeoff weights (MTOWs) reported 1.8 % decline to 6.7 million t during the first three months of the year, while its MTOWs in March decreased by 1.5% to 2.4 million t.
The operator Fraport reported a 3.9% rise in passenger traffic during the first three months to 17.5 million passengers when compared to the same period last year.
Fraport's airports in Frankfurt, Antalya (Turkey), Burgas and Varna (Bulgaria) as well as Lima (Peru) have reported a combined 2.9% rise in passenger traffic to 6.5 million passengers, while its cargo volume declined 10.9% to 546,509t in the first quarter.
Peru's Lima Airport has served about 3.1 million passengers during the first quarter, reporting 11.2% rise while Antalya Airport (AYT) has handled 2.1 million passengers reporting a 2.5% decline during the period.
Burgas Airport in the Bulgarian Black Sea coast region has reported a 96.5% rise in passenger traffic to 57,731 passengers in the first quarter due to the diversion of traffic from Varna Airport, which was closed for renovation.
Image: Frankfurt's aircraft movements declined 1.7% during the first quarter following the flight cancellations due to strikes. Photo: Ceddyfresse