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Wednesday 11 March, 2009

Fraport AG

Fraport Traffic Figures - February 2009:





FRANKFURT, March 11 /PRNewswire/ --

- Barely Any Change From January -  2008 Leap-Year Effect Skews Figures

- Group Airports Make Positive Contribution

    Frankfurt Airport's (FRA) traffic figures for February 2009 were level
with the preceding month of January - which was already affected by the
impact of the global economic crisis. Despite a larger minus in absolute
figures, the traffic decline did not accelerate. The higher percent values in
the monthly statistics can be explained by the 2008 leap-year effect, which
featured the extra February 29 calendar day. A statistical adjustment of
approximately 3.5 percent results when excluding this leap day in the year
on-year comparisons.



    About 3.3 million passengers used FRA in February 2009, a
decline of 13.3 percent year-on-year - or only about 9.8 percent when
adjusting for the leap-year. Cargo throughput shrank by 25.4 percent
(adjusted figure about 22.9 percent) to 129,962 metric tons of airfreight and
airmail. Aircraft movements dropped by 9.5 percent (adjusted figure 6.1
percent) to 34,393 takeoffs and landings. However, reduced traffic volume had
a positive effect on flight punctuality, with FRA recording a new peak figure
of 83.2 percent for flights departing and arriving on time.



    Fraport's majority-owned airports positively boosted the
Group's passenger results in the reporting month. In particular, Antalya
Airport on the Turkish Riviera (AYT) and Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru again
registered stable year-on-year passenger growth of 4.7 percent and 4.3
percent, respectively. On the Black Sea coast, Varna Airport (VAR) achieved a
16 percent jump in passengers while Burgas Airport's (BOJ) traffic more than
tripled - but from a low statistical winter flight basis. Overall, Group
figures resulted in passenger traffic (including FRA) declining by 9.6
percent.



    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 - February 2009

                        February  Change(2)               Change(2)
                          2009    Feb. 09/  Jan. - Feb.  Jan. - Feb.
                                  Feb. 08      2009         09/08

       Passengers(1)   3,340,891   -13.3 %    6,887,952      -11.8 %
 
       Airfreight(1)                                 
      in metric tons     125,614   -25.6 %      244,855      -24.6 % 

         Airmail                                     
      in metric tons       6,153   -15.5 %       12,943      -15.9 %

    Aircraft Movements    34,393    -9.5 %       69,841       -8.2 %
            (3)
                                          
          MTOWs                                       
      in metric tons   1,973,912    -9.6 %    4,052,061       -7.8 %
 
    Punctuality                               
    share of punctual
    arrivals
    and departures in
    percent                 83.2                   80.4

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





    
    Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for February 2009
                                        
    Airports                            Cargo             Aircraft       
                 Passengers(1) Change in metric  Change  Movements   Change
                   absolute     in %     tons     in %    absolute    in %
                                        (incl.                       
                                       airmail)

    Frankfurt (FRA) 3,340,655  -13.3   129,962    -25.4     34,393     -9.5
        
                      
    Antalya (AYT)(2)  325,346    4.7      n.a.     n.a.      2,935     12.1
       
                         
    Burgas (BOJ)        3,554  349.3         0   -100.0        326     79.1
    Lima (LIM)(3)     679,593    4.3    11,719    -28.5      7,689     -2.2
    Varna (VAR)        17,459   16.0         2     84.6        383    -24.2
    Fraport Group   4,366,607   -9.6   141,684    -25.8     45,726     -7.0
        
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    (1) Passengers (commercial traffic: arrivals + departures + transit)
    (2) Terminal 1 + domestic terminal
    (3) Figures provided by LIM





    
    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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