Record setting January for cargo at Frankfurt

Despite the weather-related adverse effects on air traffic, Fraport AG – the owner and manager of Frankfurt Airport (FRA) – registered more cargo and passengers in January 2010 at FRA than in the comparable month last year. Airfreight tonnage increased at noticeably higher rates in the reporting month with some 157,637 tonnes of airfreight representing […]


Despite the weather-related adverse effects on air traffic, Fraport AG – the owner and manager of Frankfurt Airport (FRA) – registered more cargo and passengers in January 2010 at FRA than in the comparable month last year.

Airfreight tonnage increased at noticeably higher rates in the reporting month with some 157,637 tonnes of airfreight representing a 32.2 per cent gain. “Last month was the busiest January for airfreight handling in the history of Frankfurt Airport. The previously peak January was in 2008, when FRA registered 156,020 tonnes,” Fraport’s CEO said.

The major growth drivers in this traffic segment included intercontinental traffic in particular, routes to North America and the Far East. The Fraport Group’s five majority-owned airports saw cargo tonnage rise 27.6 per cent to approximately 181,000 tonnes.