Frankfurt sees dip in cargo traffic in August

Tonnage went down to 164,406 metric tons from 172,415 metric tons

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Frankfurt airport’s freight traffic went down 4.1 per cent in August 2012 from a year ago. Tonnage was down to 164,406 metric tons from 172,415 tons in August 2011. The low volumes were a result of the ban on night flights that has affected mainly freighter flights and the global economic slowdown. However, the August slowdown was an improvement on the 9 per cent year-on-year decrease in the first six months of 2012.