Fraport April freight figures down

Passenger figures, however, continue upward trend

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) saw about 4.8 million passengers in April 2012 — up 2.8 per cent year-on-year – and higher than the April 2011 peak figure by some 130,000 passengers. However, the growth was not seen in freight. With aircraft movements coming down in Frankfurt due to the ban on night flights, airfreight decreased by 10.5 percent to 167,739 metric tons, while accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) dropped by 1.6 per cent to approximately 2.4 million metric tons.

From January to April 2012, airfreight tonnage fell by 11.8 to 644,516 metric tons though almost 17 million travellers used the FRA global hub, representing a three per cent jump compared to the same four-month period last year.