Fraport-owned airports see rise in cargo

Frankfurt Airport’s cargo traffic rose in June and for the first half of 2013.

In June, it increased by 2.7 percent year over year to almost 185,000 tonnes.

Traffic in the first half of 2013 continued to be affected by the consolidation of various airlines at Frankfurt and a variety of weather and strike-related flight cancellations. While the number of passengers slipped by 1 percent, cargo tonnage was up about 1 percent, according to figures for the first half of the year.

Fraport, the transport company that operates Frankfurt Airport, also majority-owns Antalya in Turkey, Lima in Peru and Burgas and Varna in Bulgaria. In June, these airports, along with Frankfurt, handled a combined total of 205,119 tonnes of cargo, up almost 2 percent.

From January to June, cargo activity grew by 1.2 percent to about 1.15 million tonnes.

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