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Monday 14 January, 2008

Fraport AG

Fraport Traffic Figures - December and Full Yea...





FRANKFURT, Germany, January 14 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Fraport Group Serves More Than 75 Million Passengers - December 
Continues FRA's Pattern of Record Traffic Figures



    Last year, Frankfurt Airport exceeded the record mark of 54 million
passengers for the first time. Annual airfreight throughput at the Frankfurt
international air transportation hub also reached a new peak figure of 2.1
million metric tons. Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed a total of 54,167,817
passengers, 2.5 percent more than in 2006. Airfreight throughput at FRA
advanced by 1.9 percent to 2,095,293 metric tons.



    Fraport's executive board chairman Dr. Wilhelm Bender said these
extremely positive traffic results exceeded the company's expectations: "At
the beginning of 2007, we anticipated noticeably slower passenger growth at
our FRA home base due to capacity constraints. But better aircraft
utilization and the structural improvement in flight offers at FRA have
provided fresh impetus to traffic development." Bender explained that the
absence of extremely adverse weather conditions also had a positive effect.



    Airmail was the only traffic segment to decline at FRA over the past
twelve months, slipping by 1.8 percent to 95,168 metric tons. The number of
aircraft movements rose by 0.6 percent to 492,569 takeoffs and landings.
Maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) climbed by one percent to 28,240,441 metric
tons.



    FRA 's traffic figures were also positive for the last month of the year:
3,966,325 passengers (up 3.4 percent), 181,959 metric tons of airfreight (up
2.2 percent), 38,234 takeoffs and landings (up 0.4 percent), as well as
accumulated MTOWs of 2,251,307 metric tons (up 1.6 percent) all represented
new historic December records for Germany's largest airport. Rising by 4.6
percent, European traffic generated the most dynamic growth. In contrast,
intercontinental traffic increased by 3.5 percent, slightly slower than in
the previous months.



    Total passenger volume for the Fraport Group reached 75,614,414 in 2007 -
an increase of 5.5 percent. Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN), the Group's second airport
in Germany, recorded 4,104,246 passengers and growth of 8.4 percent. At
Peru's Lima Airport (LIM), traffic surged by 24.3 percent to 7,507,811
passengers. Fraport's terminals at the Antalya (AYT) vacation airport in
Turkey welcomed 6,488,036 passengers, resulting in growth of 12.7 percent.
Fraport's Burgas Airport (BOJ) investment in Bulgaria developed positively,
too: 1,949,198 passengers represented growth of 7.3 percent. In contrast,
Varna (VAR) - Fraport's second airport on Bulgarian Black Sea coast - saw
traffic dip slightly by 2.6 percent to 1,493,267 passengers.



    The Fraport Group's total cargo (airfreight + airmail) volume increased
by 2.9 percent in 2007 to 2,508,136 metric tons. The number of aircraft
movements at Fraport's majority-owned airports rose by 3.7 percent to 698,402
takeoffs and landings.



    In December 2007, the Group's six airports served a total of 5,207,128
passengers (up 3.9 percent). Cargo tonnage jumped by 4.6 percent to 227,283
metric tons, while aircraft movements climbed by 3.7 percent to 53,079
takeoffs and landings.



    
    Frankfurt Airport's Traffic Figures - December 2007 & Year 2007

                    Dec.       Change (2)     Jan. - Dec.       Change (2)
                    2007       Dec. 07/          2007           Jan. - Dec.
                               Dec. 06                          07/06

    Passengers (1) 3,966,325   3.4 %         54,167,817          2.5 %

    Airfreight (1)
    in metric tons   181,959   2.2 %          2,095,293          1.9 %

    Airmail
    in metric tons    10,154  -3.4 %             95,168         -1.8 %

    Aircraft 
    Movements (3)     38,234   0.4 %            492,569          0.6 %

    MTOWs 3
    in metric 
    tons           2,251,307   1.6 %         28,240,441          1.0 %

    Punctuality
    share of 
    punctual 
    arrivals 
    and departures 
    in percent          64.5                       74.1


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



    Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for 2007



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

    Frankfurt (FRA)   54,161,856       2.6            2,169,025
    Antalya (2) (AYT)  6,488,036      12.7                 n.a.
    Burgas (BOJ)       1,949,198       7.3                2,052
    Frankfurt-Hahn
    (HHN)              4,014,246       8.4              111,689
    Lima (LIM) (3)     7,507,811      24.3              225,370
    Varna (VAR)        1,493,267      -2.6                 n.a.
    Fraport
    Group (4)         75,614,414       5.5            2,508,136



                      Change     Aircraft Movements    Change
                      in %       absolute              in %
 
    Frankfurt (FRA)    1.9        492,569               0.6
    Antalya (2) (AYT) n.a.         40,892               7.6
    Burgas (BOJ)     406.7         16,114              11.7
    Frankfurt-Hahn 
    (HHN)             -0.5         40,980               3.5
    Lima (LIM) (3)    14.4         92,878              20.1
    Varna (VAR)       n.a.         14,969               1.7
    Fraport 
    Group (4)          2.9        698,402               3.7

    (1) Passengers (commercial traffic: arrivals + departures + transit).
    (2) Only Terminal 1 passengers up to 13.09.2007; from 14.09.2007, 
        Domestic Terminal passengers also included (adjusted for base value 
        2006).
    (3) Figures provided by LIM.
    (4) Base value 2006 = Group airports (majority investments) as of 2007, 
        plus BOJ and VAR.





    
    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 Germ

    Tel.: +49-69-690-78547 
    Fax: +49-69-690-60548
    E-mail: [email protected]

    Internet: http://www.fraport.com





                                                       

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