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Thursday 13 March, 2008

Fraport AG

Fraport Traffic Figures - February 2008: Dynami...





FRANKFURT, Germany, March 13 /PRNewswire/ --

- Traffic Figures at FRA Continue to Rise

- Fraport Group's Traffic Up Noticeably

    Traffic at Frankfurt Airport (LSE: FRA) continued to develop
dynamically in February 2008. Due to the leap-year effect, the number of
passengers rose by 8.2 percent year-on-year to 3.85 million. Even after
adjusting for the additional operating day (February 29), FRA still achieved
about a four percent jump in passenger traffic versus February 2007. In the
first two months of the current business year, 5.8 percent more passengers
used Germany's largest air transportation hub than in the comparable period
in 2007.



    Airfreight activity at Frankfurt Airport experienced similarly
robust development. With nearly 169,000 metric tons, FRA handled 7.2 percent
more airfreight than in February 2007. Airmail rose by 2.3 percent to almost
7,300 metric tons. Aircraft movements also climbed by 2.7 percent to
approximately 38,000 takeoffs and landings in February 2008. With
above-average growth of 5.1 percent, accumulated maximum takeoff weights
(MTOWs) increased to just under 2.2 million metric tons - because of the
continuously rising share of widebody aircraft at FRA. Correspondingly, the
9.1 percent surge in intercontinental traffic proved to be the
driving force for FRA's passenger sector. In particular, routes to and from 
Latin America were in great demand (up 20.4 percent).



    The Fraport Group's majority-owned airports (Frankfurt,
Frankfurt-Hahn, Antalya, Lima, Burgas and Varna) served a total of almost 5.1
million passengers in February 2008 - 8.5 percent more than in the same month
last year. Peru's Lima Airport (LIM) registered nearly 650,000 passengers (up
20.7 percent). Fraport's terminals at Antalya Airport (AYT) in Turkey
welcomed approximately 318,000 passengers, a 6.4 percent year-on-year rise.
Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN) reported a 9.7 percent drop in traffic to 237,000
passengers. With well over 15,000 passengers, Bulgaria's Varna Airport (VAR)
achieved growth of 23.3 percent; Burgas Airport (BOJ), the second Black Sea
gateway, saw traffic grow by 36.9 percent to 791 passengers.



    Total cargo (airfreight and airmail) throughput at Fraport's
six airports increased by 10.6 percent in February 2008 to more than 200,000
metric tons. The number of aircraft movements soared by 6.4 percent to well
over 52,000 takeoffs and landings.
 



Frankfurt Airport's Traffic Figures - February 2008

    
                          February  Change (2)                 Change (2)
                              2008    Feb. 08/  Jan. - Feb.    Jan. - Feb.
                                      Feb. 07         2008       08/07
                                         
 
        Passengers (1)   3,852,576      8.2 %    7,810,527        5.8 %

       Airfreight (1)      168,754      7.2 %      324,774        5.9 %
      in metric tons  
                  
         Airmail             7,285      2.3 %       15,384        2.6 %
      in metric tons    
                  
    Aircraft Movements      37,986      2.7 %       76,101        1.7 %
            (3)
                                          
         MTOWs (3)       2,182,517      5.1 %    4,396,659        3.3 % 
      in metric tons              

    Punctuality
    share of punctual         66.6                    67.8
    arrivals 
    and departures in
    percent


ANR 7/2008 - March 13, 2008

Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for February 2008

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

    Frankfurt (FRA)    3,851,942    8.2  174,306      7.1     37,986      2.7  
  
    Antalya (AYT)(2)     317,613    6.4     n.a.     n.a.      2,690     12.4
    Burgas (BOJ)             791   36.9      118    -14.8        182      8.3 
    Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN) 237,222   -9.7   10,301     56.7      2,910      0.7  
              
    Lima (LIM)(3)        648,824   20.7   16,399     32.5      7,858     26.4
    Varna (VAR)           15,053   23.3     n.a.     n.a.        505     51.7
    Fraport Group(4)   5,071,445    8.5  201,124     10.6     52,131      6.4
        





1 Total traffic (arrivals + departures + transit)

2 Change over previous year

3 Excluding military flights

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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