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German airports report increased cargo

By Staff Reports on March 10, 2014

Cargo traffic at Frankfurt Airport rose 1.4 percent in 2013 to almost 2.1 million tonnes.

Meanwhile, passenger figures increased by 0.9 percent.

Fraport Group, which owns Frankfurt Airport, had revenue climb by 4.9 percent to 2.56 billion euros.

“Despite difficult framework conditions, our company performed well during the 2013 business year. After a difficult start with declining passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport, the favorable summer season and positive booking numbers during the last months of the year provided the necessary momentum to obtain a positive overall result,” Stefan Schulte, Fraport AG executive board chairman, said. “Our international group airports also performed strongly again in 2013. In this segment, we paved the way in 2013 for future organic growth by opening new terminals in St. Petersburg, Russia, as well as in Varna and Burgas on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.”
Fraport’s revenue in the ground handling segment edged up by 1.1 percent to just more than 656 million euros.

At the Berlin airports Schönefeld and Tegel, 3,132 tonnes of airfreight were recorded in February – 40.5 percent more year over year. The airports also saw 7.9 percent more passengers.

The total number of flight movements in February rose by 6.9 percent.