Fraport reports on sluggish July throughput

Frankfurt Airport, Germany’s busiest airfreight gateway, handled 180,425 tonnes of cargo (freight and mail) in July, up by 1.5% on the same month of 2015.
Over the course of the first seven months of this year, the gateway handled 1.23m tonnes of cargo, up by 0.8% year on year.
Frankfurt Airport owner and operator Fraport released some details on the patterns of cargo through the gateway over the course of the first half of this year earlier this month (August).
Second-quarter cargo traffic had risen by 2.3% year on year, and had improved by just 0.4% over the first half of the year
Frankfurt’s July traffic figures thus, while being hardly earth-shattering, do represent a slightly improvement over the first half of this year.
The second-quarter upturn was attributed by the airport operator to an improvement in the German logistics market; a recovery in traffic flows on the China sector proved particularly important.
Aircraft movements through Frankfurt in July were down year on year by 2.8% to 42,486; between January and July, they were down by 1.3% year on year to 269,673.
Fraport attributed this decline to airlines’ “ongoing consolidation measures” and the general trend towards the deployment of larger aircraft, as well as some flight cancellations.
Fraport also owns a number of other airports around the world. In terms of cargo throughput, amongst the largest is Lima. It handled 24,373 tonnes of cargo in July, down by 0.3% on the same month of 2015.
Peru’s largest airport handled 146,878 tonnes of cargo between January and July, down by 5.5% year on year.

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