FRA cargo growth slows in semi-annual report

Frankfurt Airport’s (FRA’s) semi-annual report shows a drop in 2.8 percent in June cargo handle, year-over-year). Looking at the airport’s total growth in cargo traffic for the first half of 2018, there was still 0.1 percent increase compared to the previous year, but the growth looks anemic next to the double-digit growth rates industry players […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 12, 2018

FRA adds China Cargo Airlines to client list

Today Frankfurt Airport (FRA) added China Cargo Airlines to its international portfolio of cargo carriers. China Cargo will operate a new service between Shanghai-Pudong and Frankfurt twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays – likely on its 747-400ERF aircraft. The carrier plans to increase the frequency of this route after obtaining additional traffic rights. This […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2018

Fraport Group shows growth in revenue, cargo volume in 2017

Largely on the strength of strong performance by its largest property, Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Fraport Group reported increases in both revenue and cargo throughput for 2017, according to a release of its year-end financial statement results. FRA, the company’s major cash cow, has become Europe’s busiest airport in terms of volume; the hub accounted for […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 16, 2018

Growth resumes for Fraport’s airports in November

Fraport Group’s airports saw a rebound in year-over-year cargo volume growth for November, after October’s tepid y-o-y gain of only 0.7 percent at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA). The airport saw a 5 percent y-o-y increase in cargo throughput of 197,615 tonnes in November. Much of the gain was attributed to the large y-o-y gain in […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • December 12, 2017

Lufthansa Cargo, Fraport Ground Services renew contract through 2025

Lufthansa Cargo AG and Fraport AG Ground Services have signed a contract to extend their ground-handling partnership at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) for eight more years. The agreement, extending from January 2018 to December 2025, covers aircraft ground handling – particularly the loading and unloading of Lufthansa Cargo’s freighter aircraft. Transportation of cargo to and from […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 17, 2017

Volume growth slows at Fraport’s airports in October

The steady growth story at Fraport Group’s airports appears to be winding down at last, as cargo volumes at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) rose by only 0.7 percent, year-over-year, in October to 192,263 tonnes. The slowdown in growth is hardly cause for alarm, however, as October’s total cargo volumes at FRA rank as the second-highest […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 10, 2017

Cargo puts Fraport on track to meet 5 percent growth targets for 2017

Fraport’s executive board chairman Stefan Schulte said that, based on performance over the first nine months of the year, the airport operator is “absolutely on course to achieve our annual targets.” The company expects to meet its 5 percent growth target for 2017, in part, due to a strong increase in cargo volumes, up 5.1 […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 2, 2017

Robust German economy keeps Frankfurt cargo volumes climbing

The German government increased its 2017 economic growth forecast this week to 2 percent for this year, up from its more conservative 1.5 percent estimate in April as the country’s economy steams ahead. At Frankfurt Airport (FRA), a 4.1 percent, year-over-year, growth in monthly cargo volumes for September support that outlook, as strong demand for […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 12, 2017

Frankfurt Airport cargo volumes rise in August

Like most European airports this summer, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) reported another rise in cargo volume in August, compared with the same month last year.  aAirport owner and manager, Fraport AG, reported a 5.4 percent increase, year-over-year, to 181,102 metric tonnes in August. The German airport also set a new August record for an accumulate maximum […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 12, 2017

LUG announces new links in Frankfurt cold-chain services

In its most recent efforts to strengthen its cool-chain operations, ground-handler LUG aircargo handling is expanding its temperature-controlled Health Care Center for pharmaceutical transport at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). The first step of the Health Care Center’s expansion will increase its size to 650 square meters, with eight rooms offering storage temperatures in a wide range […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 25, 2017

Strong exports drive Hong Kong Airport cargo volume growth

Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) reported year-over-year growth in cargo volumes of 11 percent in July, as volumes rose to 422,000 tonnes, with improvements in global trade. Exports supported most of that growth as they increased by 15 percent in July, while transshipments rose by 10 percent. July’s increase in HKIA’s cargo volumes is slightly […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 14, 2017

LUG takes over Etihad’s Frankfurt, Munich cargo handling

Ground handler LUG aircargo will take over freight handling operations for Etihad at Munich this month, and will assume the carrier’s Frankfurt Airport operations in March. Etihad entered into a code-share agreement with Lufthansa between the same airports late last year, creating the potential for Lufthansa freight to move between Germany and Etihad’s Abu Dhabi […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 10, 2017

AirBridgeCargo becomes largest all-cargo carrier at Schiphol

AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ 1,000-plus 747 freighter flights into Amsterdam Schiphol and Frankfurt airports made the all-cargo carrier Schiphol’s largest all-cargo customer, and second only to KLM in terms of total cargo volumes for the year. It is also the second biggest cargo carrier in Frankfurt. The announcement mirrors Schiphol’s own news that it had set a […]
  • Lewis King
  • January 13, 2017

ELEVATE panelists discuss rising importance of innovation in logistics

MIAMI – Air Cargo World kicked off the inaugural session of its very first ELEVATE Airfreight Conference this week with a panel discussion titled “The Rise of Air Cargo Innovation.” Panelists agreed the industry is nearing an inflection point, and the flatness of the air cargo industry is finally starting to gain dimensionality. No longer will […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 13, 2016
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