Fraport Continues to Boom in July: For the First Time More Than 5 Million Passengers in One Month

Fraport Continues to Boom in July: For the First Time More Than 5 Million Passengers in One Month

Frankfurt/Main, Germany -

Traffic Figures Increase Significantly - New Records for Passengers, Airfreight and Aircraft Movements in a Single Month

Germany's largest airport continued to boom in July: For the first time in the history of the airport more than 5 million passengers were welcomed at Frankfurt Airport. 5,002,618 passengers passed through this hub of international air traffic - a 5.2 percent increase compared to the previous year.

Due to continuous growth the passenger figures in July effected a new peak day record for 2005 at Frankfurt Airport. On July 30, 2005, a total of 181,032 passengers were registered within 24 hours. This count is only approximately 1,000 below the existing record for a peak day which was set in September 2000. Capacity utilization of aircraft at 75.4 percent likewise effected a new record high seat load factor for the month of July. This factor (75.4 percent) was 2.1 percentage points higher than in July 2004.

Traffic to and from European locations was the main growth generator in the vacation month July. Passenger figures for Spain, Italy, Greece and Turkey grew briskly.

Travel routes to the Far East - specifically China and India - were also heavily frequented.

The surge in airfreight traffic in July was even more dramatic than for passengers. FRA handled 158,277 metric tons of airfreight in July 2005, an 8.3 percent increase compared to the previous year and, consequently, another record July figure for FRA. Airfreight to and from Asia continues to boom. Overall, the amount of airfreight handled in Frankfurt during the usually more down period in the summer is currently at the same level as during the peak period last October/November 2004.

The phased closing of FRA's overnight domestic airmail hub and connected increased use of trucks to transport the mail effected the expected significant minus of 21 percent to 7,389 metric tons. The number of aircraft movements in Frankfurt increased by 3 percent in July 2005. The airport handled 43,460 takeoffs and landings in July - another record for a single month. The same applies for maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs), relevant for airport charges, which registered 2.2 percent growth - climbing to 2,496,017 tons.

The cumulated traffic results were accordingly positive for FRA during the first seven months in 2005. The airport counted 29,759,999 passengers up to the end of July. This is an increase of 2.4 percent compared to the record year 2004. Airfreight tonnage for the first seven months of 2005 jumped by 7.9 percent, reaching 1,058,378 metric tons. Aircraft movements climbed by 3.2 percent from January to July to 283,240 takeoffs and landings. Maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) reached 16,236,156 metric tons (plus 4.7 percent).

The statistics for most all Fraport Group Airports are likewise positive. Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) in the Hunsrück region continued its stable growth. HHN served 295,479 passengers in July, an increase of 12.6 percent. Hanover Airport (HAJ) registered 626,322 passengers in July, up 9.3 percent and a new July record. Saarbrücken (SCN) reported 55,304 passengers, a 10.3 percent increase compared to July 2004.

The Fraport passenger terminal at Antalya Airport (AYT) continued to suffer due to the opening of a competitive new terminal. Only 656,834 passengers (minus 63.3 percent) passed through Fraport's terminal. Some 553,908 passengers used Peru's Lima Airport (LIM), an increase of 17.9 percent compared to July 2004.

Frankfurt Airport's Traffic Figures - July 2005

                 July 2005    Change(2)     Jan.  July      Change(2)
                              July 05/        2005          Jan. - July
                              July 04                        05/04

Passengers(1)   5,002,618      5.2 %        29,759,999         2.4 %

in metric tons    158,277      8.3 %         1,058,378         7.9 %
in metric tons      7,389    -21.0 %            56,416       -16.3 %

Movements(3)       43,460      3.0 %           283,240         3.2 %

in metric 
tons            2,496,017      2.2 %        16,236,156         4.7 %

share of 
and departures 
in percent          78.5                          76.7

(1) Total traffic (arrivals + departures + transit, incl. general aviation)
(2) Change over previous year
(3) Excluding military flights

Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for July 2005

Airports         Passengers1  Change  Cargo      Change  Aircraft  Change
                 absolute     in %    in metric  in %    Movements in %
                                      tons               absolute
Frankfurt (FRA)   5,001,612    5.2    163,345    6.6     43,460    3.0

Antalya2 (AYT)      656,834   -63.3    n.a.      n.a.     4,112  -60.7

(HHN)               295,479    12.6    21,083   19.8      3,496   19.8

Hanover (HAJ)       626,322     9.3     1,292   -8.0      8,509    0.5

Lima (LIM)          553,908    17.9    17,063   41.6      6,488    8.0

Saarbrücken (SCN)    55,304    10.3        16  700.0      1,336    0.2

Fraport Group     7,189,459    -9.0   202,799   10.1     67,401   -5.6

1 Passengers (commercial traffic: arrivals + departures + transit)
2 Only passengers of the Fraport managed terminal.
3 Frankfurt-Hahn: includes cargo transported by truck

For More Information, Please Contact:

Fraport AG, Press Office (Dept. UKM-PS),
Corporate Communications (UKM),
60547 Frankfurt am Main, Germany;
Tel.: +49 69.690.70555;
Fax: +49.69.690.55071;