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Thursday 12 June, 2008

Fraport AG

Fraport Traffic Figures - May 2008: Continuing ...





FRANKFURT, Germany, June 12 /PRNewswire/ --     New historic peak figures 
characterized Frankfurt
Airport's (FRA) traffic development in May 2008: The 4.7 million passenger
mark was exceeded for the first time in a May month. Airfreight throughput
also exceeded the previous May record level of about 170,000 metric tons.



    The number of passengers rose last month by 1.6 percent to
4,742,024. This underscores the continuing traffic dynamics at FRA, even with
last year's high statistical base figures. Airfreight even achieved a 3.9
percent surge in traffic to 176,369 metric tons. Despite a slight 0.6 percent
decline in aircraft movements to 42,517 takeoffs and landings, accumulated
maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) advanced by 1.9 percent to 2,485,644 metric
tons. Thus, FRA continued its trend towards bigger aircraft and a higher seat
load factor.



    A total of 21,457,625 passengers used Frankfurt Airport from
January to May 2008 - representing a 2.8 percent year-on-year rise.
Airfreight throughput grew in the same time period by 4.5 percent to 870,160
metric tons, while airmail slipped slightly by 0.8 percent to 37,484 metric
tons. With 199,652 takeoffs and landings during the first five months of the 
year, aircraft movements reached the same level as in the previous year. 
MTOWs, since the beginning of 2008 climbed by 2.2 percent to 11,614,063 
metric tons.



    The Fraport Group's six majority-owned airports registered a
noticeable upward trend in all traffic categories. In May 2008, total
passenger traffic reached nearly seven million - 5.6 percent more than in the
same month last year. Antalya Airport (up 25.6 percent) and Lima Airport (up
11.7 percent) achieved particularly vibrant growth. From January to May 2008,
28,984,811 passengers used the Fraport Group's airports, an increase of 4.1
percent.



    With 208,199 metric tons (up 5.2 percent) in May 2008, the
Group's cargo figures also showed markedly positive development. In
particular, tonnage at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport rose by more than 28 percent
and at Lima Airport by 12 percent. In the first five months of the year,
cargo throughput increased by 6.9 percent to more than one million metric
tons.



    Print-quality photos of Frankfurt Airport and Fraport AG are
available free for downloading via the Internet at http://www.fraport.com 
(Menu: select Press Center > then Photo Service). For TV news and 
information broadcasting purposes only, we also offer free footage material 
for downloading via http://fraport.cms-gomex.com.



    
    Frankfurt Airport's Traffic Figures - May 2008

                           May    Change 2                  Change 2
                          2008     May 08/   Jan. - May    Jan. - May
                                   May 07       2008          08/07

       Passengers 1                                     
                       4,742,024   1.6 %     21,457,625      2.8 %
       Airfreight 1                                    
      in metric tons     176,369   3.9 %        870,160      4.5 %

         Airmail                                     
      in metric tons       7,293  -2.7 %         37,484     -0.8 %

    Aircraft Movements                                
            3
                          42,517  -0.6 %        199,652      0.0 %
          MTOWs                    1.9 %                     2.2 %
      in metric tons   2,485,644             11,614,063

    Punctuality             79.5                   72.5
    share of punctual
    arrivals
    and departures in
    percent


    1 Total traffic (arrivals + departures + transit)
    2 Change over previous year
    3 Excluding military flights





    
    Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for May 2008

       Airports                           Cargo             Aircraft
                                                           Movements
                    Passengers(1) Change    in     Change              Change
                                          metric            absolute
                      absolute     in %    tons     in %                in %
                                          (incl.
                                         airmail)

       Frankfurt       4,741,715    1.6  181,785      3.7     42,517     -0.6
         (FRA)
                         959,968   25.6     n.a.     n.a.      6,761     26.9
 

    Antalya (AYT)2
                         101,184   -0.3      304    -24.9      1,177     11.2
 

     Burgas (BOJ)
                         381,345    6.3    9,947     28.3      4,013     15.9
 

    Frankfurt-Hahn
        (HHN)

    Lima (LIM)3          671,917   11.7   16,163     12.0      8,149      7.6

    Varna (VAR)          102,336    4.3     n.a.     n.a.      1,351     13.1

    Fraport Group4     6,958,465    5.6  208,199      5.2     63,968      4.2


    1 Passengers (commercial traffic: arrivals + departures + transit)
    2 Terminal 1 + domestic terminal (adjusted for base value 2007)
    3 Figures provided by LIM
    4 Base value 2007 = Group Airports (majority owned) as of 2007, plus AYT
      domestic terminal


    
    For Further information, Please Contact:
    Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide
    Robert A. Payne, B.A.A. - Manager International Press
    Press Office (Dept. UKM-PS), Corporate Communications (UKM)
    60547 Frankfurt am Main, Federal Republic of Germany
    Tel: +49-69-690-78547; Fax: +49-69-690-60548;
    E-mail: [email protected]; Internet: http://www.fraport.com


                                                                               

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