Frankfurt saw shrinking cargo tonnage in 2012

Negative trend shows signs of slowing down: Fraport executive board chairman

2.1 million tonnes cargo throughput Frankfurt Airport freighter flight operators global economy Stefan Schulte

Frankfurt Airport has seen its cargo throughput go down 6.7 per cent to 2.1 million tonnes in 2012. However, there was an increase of 1.9 per cent in the number of passengers the airport handled during the year: 57.5 million. Fraport executive board chairman Stefan Schulte mentioned that the weak global economy’s effect on the cargo market had prompted freighter flight operators to cancel flights. He also pointed out that the December 2012 cargo volumes that were 1.5 per cent down year-over-year at 174,590 tonnes showed that the negative trend had been slowing down.