Frankfurt Airport reports fall in freight

Freight at Frankfurt Airport fell by 8.0% in October compared with the same month in 2018, to 175,622 tonnes.

Airport operator Fraport said that traffic for the year to date was also down, by 3.4%, to 1.74 million tonnes.

The weak cargo performance contrasted with the passenger business, which was up 1% in October and 2.2% in the first ten months of 2019, compared with 2018.

At other airports in the Fraport Group, Lima saw a 10.5% fall in cargo to 24,532 tonnes, and -5.2% on a year to date basis, to 220,855 tonnes.

Equity-consolidated airport Xi’an in China however saw cargo jump by 21.9% in Ocotber, to 35,916 tonnes, and by 21.3% on a year to date basis, to almost 300,000 tonnes.

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