Fraport and Lufthansa co-test remote-controlled aircraft tug at FRA

Fraport AG and Lufthansa are working together to co-test the Mototok Spacer 8600, an innovative, remote-controlled aircraft tug. Fraport Ground Services at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) operates the Mototok Spacer 8600 remote-controlled electric tug vehicle, while Lufthansa supplies aircraft for the pushback, a procedure during which the e-tug pushes the aircraft backwards out of its parking […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • October 26, 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

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

Fraport’s global portfolio starts year in good form

Global airport management company Fraport’s January cargo traffic figures indicate continued gains into 2017 on the back of a strong finish to 2016. At the flagship, Frankfurt Airport, 265,835 tonnes of cargo were handled in January, a 5.8 percent, year-over-year, increase. On the other side of the planet, Fraport’s 70-percent owned Jorge Chávez International Airport […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 9, 2017

Encouraging gains reported at Fraport’s airports in September

Air cargo volumes at airport operator Fraport’s facilities rose at all the company’s high-volume airports, except for Lima, which fell another 9.5 percent, year-over-year, on the back of Chile’s ongoing market downturn. At Fraport’s flagship operation, Frankfurt, y-o-y cargo volumes rose 5.8 percent to 176,921 tonnes. While less significant in terms of volumes, Fraport’s two […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 14, 2016

ELEVATE panelists discuss rising importance of innovation in logistics

Photo: Gort Productions 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. […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 13, 2016

Cargo volumes lackluster at Fraport’s airports

Fraport Group’s August 2016 numbers provide a sobering perspective into the state of the global aviation industry. The airport management company has a stake in airports around the world, providing an insight into rates of high value in representative countries – and the news is less than spectacular. At Fraport’s largest operation, Frankfurt International Airport, […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 14, 2016

Fraport cargo traffic strong despite dips in pax numbers

Fraport, which operates Frankfurt Airport, and owns a 50 percent stake in Turkey’s Antalya Airport, among others, missed its passenger targets in the second quarter of 2016, but it still registered an uptick in its cargo over the same period. At Frankfurt, Q2 cargo increased by 2.3 percent, year-over-year, to 528,712 tonnes and was up […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 5, 2016

Worldwide Flight Services expands once again

The ground-handling business saw its share of mergers and acquisitions in 2015, and now the trend continues this year with Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) announcement that it has reached an agreement to acquire Consolidated Aviation Services. A purchase price and terms were not yet disclosed. Consolidated Aviation Services, headquartered in New York City, serves more […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 11, 2016

Frankfurt Airport improves facilities for forwarders, truckers

Fraport made significant improvements at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South, with input from the German Freight Forwarders and Logistics Association. Forwarders and staff now have 70 new truck parking spaces and amenities for truck drivers including showers and other sanitary facilities. The project was finished in mid-March after a year of construction. The new parking area […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 15, 2015

Frankfurt top dog again? Well, maybe

Europe’s top cargo airport? Well, surely that would be Frankfurt. Or maybe Paris? It’s a good question, because through last year both gateways were trumpeting the fact that their cargo figures for 2013 clearly showed they were each the busiest cargo gateways in Europe. On paper, at least, Frankfurt appeared to be the underdog with […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 13, 2015

New cargo association founded at Frankfurt

Cargo companies at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) founded an association to promote FRA as a global air cargo hub.  Air Cargo Community Frankfurt will represent the interests of air cargo companies and function as the single voice of this industry. The association has 15 member companies from the freight forwarding and logistics industry. Members want to […]
  • June 13, 2014

Cargo grows at airports in Germany, China

Cargo throughput at Fraport AG’s Frankfurt Airport in May grew by 6.9 percent year over year to 185,626 tonnes. “The strong development in air cargo strengthens our position as Europe’s largest cargo airport. Furthermore, this underscores FRA’s importance for Germany’s export-driven economy and the logistics industry, thus providing a concrete competitive advantage for German business,” […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 12, 2014

German airports report increased cargo

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 […]
  • March 10, 2014
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