Fraport's Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Germany reported a 1.4% rise in passenger traffic in October 2012 to 5.21 million, compared to the 5.15 million passengers October 2011.
Fraport has revealed that traffic continued to rise despite Hurricane Sandy's negative effect on some flights to and from Frankfurt Airport.
During October, Frankfurt Airport's maximum takeoff weight (MTOW) declined 0.8% to 2.6 million tonnes, while aircraft movements rose 1.1% to 43,000 takeoffs and landings.
According to Fraport, cargo handling volume in October at the airport declined 7.3% to 180,000t, while airfreight and airmail reported 7.4 % and 3.5% declines to 173,096t and 6,778t respectively.
The combined passenger traffic at Fraport's five majority-owned airports, Frankfurt Airport, Antalya, Burgas, Varna and Lima reported a 2.7% rise to 9.1 million passengers in October 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.
Lima Airport in Peru recorded the highest passenger traffic rise of 14.9% during the period with 1.2 million passengers registered, while Antalya reported a 0.5% rise to 2.7 million when compared to same period in 2011.
Burgas and Varna airports located on Bulgarian Black Sea coast together handled about 67,000 passengers, reporting a 4.2% decline.
During the first three quarters (Q1-Q3) of 2012, Frankfurt Airport reported a 3.3% rise in passenger traffic to 44.1 million, while its cargo traffic declined 8.4% to 1.56 million tonnes.
Image: During October 2012, aircraft movements at Frankfurt Airport increased 1.1% to 43,000 takeoffs and landings.