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Tuesday 12 May, 2009

Fraport AG

Fraport Traffic Figures - April 2009: Passenger...





FRANKFURT, Germany, May 12 /PRNewswire/ --

- FRA Achieves Monthly Punctuality Record Again

    Although the global economic crisis continues to have a firm
grip on international air transportation, passenger traffic at Frankfurt
Airport (FRA) picked up temporarily in April 2009 because of Easter holiday
travel and registered a drop of only 4.7 percent year-on-year - the smallest
monthly rate of decline so far in 2009. FRA served 4.26 million passengers in
the reporting month. In contrast, Fraport AG registered passenger declines at
FRA of 10.4 percent and 13.3 percent respectively in January and February,
and still a 9.2 percent drip in March 2009.



    Aircraft movements at Frankfurt decreased in April 2009 by 6.1
percent to 38,350 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights
(MTOWs) slipped by 5.4 percent. In April 2009, 135,206 metric tons of
airfreight (down 25.1 percent) and 6,506 metric tons of airmail (down 11.4
percent) were registered.



    From January to April 2009 a total of 15.2 million passengers
used Frankfurt Airport, representing a 9.2 drop compared to the first four
months of 2008. Aircraft movements declined in this four-month period by 6.4
percent to 147,104 takeoffs and landings. Airfreight throughput fell by 23.9
percent to 527,998 and airmail by 13.3 percent to 26,188 metric tons.



    Fraport registered a new punctuality record at FRA in April
2009: 85.8 percent of all flight arrivals and departures were "on time". This
figure surpassed the previous April monthly record of 2004 by 2.3 percentage
points, and the previous year's figure by even 10.6 percentage points. To a
large extent, this positive development can be attributed to the operational
efficiencies at FRA, achieved through Fraport's optimization initiatives in
cooperation with the airlines and the German air navigation services (DFS).



    Passenger traffic at Fraport's majority-owned airports
developed positively in April 2009. Antalya Airport (AYT) in Turkey had a
one-percent gain in passenger traffic, Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru achieved
growth of 13.1 percent, and Bulgaria's Black Sea airports of Burgas (BOJ) and
Varna (VAR) grew by 62.2 percent and 0.7 percent respectively. The growth at
Fraport's foreign airports resulted in a comparatively moderate passenger
decline of only 2.1 percent for the Group's airports in April 2009.



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Frankfurt Airport's Traffic Figures - April 2009

    
                       April       Change [2]                 Change [2]
                       2009        April 09/  Jan. - April   Jan. - April
                                   April 08       2009          09/08

    Passengers [1]     4,258,201     -4.7 %    15,176,777         -9.2 %

    Airfreight [1]
     in metric tons      135,206    -25.1 %       527,998        -23.9 %

    Airmail
     in metric tons        6,506    -11.4 %        26,188        -13.3 %

    Aircraft Movements    38,350     -6.1 %       147,104         -6.4 %
     [3]              

    MTOWs
     in metric tons    2,249,325     -5.4 %     8,549,572         -6.3 %
 
    Punctuality
     share of punctual
     arrivals and
     departures in
     percent                85.8                     83.5





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[1] Total traffic (arrivals + departures + transit)

[2] Change over previous year

[3] Excluding military flights

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Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for April 2009

    
     Airports                         Cargo in            
                                       metric           Aircraft 
                Passengers[1] Change  tons abs. Change  Movements  Change
                 absolute      in %  (+airmail)  in %   absolute    in %
                                                       
    FFrankfurt    4,257,942    -4.7   139,787   -24.9     38,350    -6.1
    (FRA)
              
    Antalya
    (AYT)[2]        515,865     1.0      n.a.    n.a.      3,927    -8.9
            
    Burgas (BOJ)      5,814    62.2       262    94.9        307    -5.8
                
    Lima (LIM)[3]   704,066    13.1    15,910    -5.0      8,726     8.1
                 
    Varna (VAR)      33,768     0.7         5   -24.1        605   -11.4
               
    Fraport
     Group        5,517,455    -2.1   155,963   -23.2     51,915    -4.3





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[1] Passengers (commercial traffic: arrivals + departures + transit)

[2] Terminal 1 + domestic terminal

[3] Figures provided by LIM

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    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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