Frankfurt Airport Handles 3.85m Passengers in February

Frankfurt Airport
Photo Credit: Kiefer. from Frankfurt, Germany, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

This week, Fraport, which runs Frankfurt Airport has released its February 2024 traffic figures, showcasing a strong increase this year in demand.

This article will cover the details surrounding Fraport’s February 2024 traffic figures. Also comparing the details to previous years.

Fraport’s Strong February 2024

Photo Credit: McNam, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Diving into the details, looking specifically at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) handled approx. 3.85 million passengers.

This is an increase in passenger volume despite the strikes that the airport has suffered with, of which 225,000 passengers were affected. It is up 12.9% when compared to February 2023.

The strikes also resulted in the cancellation of 1,770 flights.

Across all of the airports that Fraport manages, they have seen a growth of 13.1% when compared to the same period in 2023.

Data Credit: Fraport

In terms of cargo handled, which consists of both airfreight and airmail, Frankfurt handled 153,473 metric tons. This represents a growth of 4.7% when compared to the same period in 2023.

In terms of aircraft movements, Frankfurt handled 30,177 take-offs and landings, an 11% increase over 2023.

Frankfurt is home to the German flag carrier, Lufthansa, as well as handling many other major global operators.

Some of those operators are –

  • Aegean Airlines – Greece
  • Air Canada – Canada
  • Air China – China
  • Aer Lingus – Ireland
  • Air Dolomiti – Italy
  • Air Europa – Spain
  • Air France – France
  • Air India – India
  • All Nippon Airways ANA – Japan
  • American Airlines – U.S.A
  • AnadoluJet – Turkey
  • Asiana Airlines – South Korea
  • Austrian Airlines – Austria
  • British Airways – United Kingdom
  • Brussels Airlines – Belgium
  • Condor – Germany
  • Discover Airlines – Germany
  • Emirates – U.A.E
  • ITA Airways – Italy
  • Japan Airlines – Japan
  • Korean Air – South Korea
  • LOT Polish Airlines – Poland
  • TUI – Germany
  • Turkish Airlines – Turkey

Fraport Group Airports Passenger Data

Looking into the details of Fraport’s other managed airports, they are as follows –

  • Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia saw a 32.8% increase, handling 86,181 passengers.
  • Fortaleza Pinto Martins International Airport (FOR) and Porto Alegre Salgado Filho International Airport (POA) in Brazil saw a decrease of 3.8% handling a combined total of 917,229 passengers.
  • Lima Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) in Peru saw a 22.5% increase, handling 1.8 million passengers.
  • Across Fraport’s 14 Greek airports, they all saw a combined total of 636,866 passengers, an increase of 13.9%.
    • Aktion National Airport (PVK)
    • Kefalonia International Airport (EFL)
    • Chania International Airport (CHQ)
    • Corfu International Airport (CFU)
    • Kavala International Airport (KVA)
    • Kos International Airport (KGS)
    • Mytilene International Airport (MJT)
    • Mykonos Airport (JMK)
    • Rhodes International Airport (RHO)
    • Samos International Airport (SMI)
    • Santorini (Thira) International Airport (JTR)
    • Skiathos International Airport (JSI)
    • Thessaloniki Airport (SKG)
    • Zakynthos International Airport (ZTH)
  • Burgas Airport (BOJ) and Varna Airport (VAR) in Bulgaria saw a 17.8% decrease, with 71,287 passengers.
  • Antalya Airport (AYT) saw an increase of 17.9%, handling 960,538 passengers.

Across the entire group, they handled a total of 8.4 million passengers. This represents an increase of 13.1%.

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