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Friday 11 July, 2008

Fraport AG

Fraport Traffic Figures - First Half 2008: Pass...





FRANKFURT, Germany, July 11 /PRNewswire/ --

- June Traffic at FRA on High Previous Year's Level -

    Passengers, Airfreight, and Aircraft Movements at Group Airports Stay on
Course for Growth



    Frankfurt Airport (FRA) recorded noticeable growth in
the first half of 2008. From January through June some 26,265,335 passengers
used the FRA global air transportation hub - 2.2 percent more than in the
same period last year. Airfreight throughput at Germany's largest airport
reached 1,047,681 metric tons in the first six months of 2008 - representing
a 3.8 percent rise.



    The number of aircraft movements at FRA in the same period
remained nearly unchanged at 241,646 takeoffs and landings. In contrast,
accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) continued to climb strongly by 2
percent to 14,056,442 metric tons. In view of FRA's capacity constraints,
this development again reflected the trend - seen for many months - toward an
increasing use of bigger aircraft on the available slots.



    With 4,807,710 passengers served in June 2008 (-0.5 percent),
activity reached nearly the high previous year's level. At the same time, FRA
recorded its busiest-ever June for airfreight: 177,520 metric tons handled in
the reporting month represented a rise of 0.9 percent on the previous June
record in 2007. In keeping with expectations, airmail declined by 4.1 percent
to 7,178 metric tons.



    The number of aircraft movements at FRA remained steady in
June: 41,994 takeoffs and landings represented a slight 0.2 percent
year-on-year drop. Nonetheless, accumulated MTOWs continued to climb in June
to the new historic high of 2,442,379 metric tons, exceeding the previous
record-June in 2007 by 1.1 percent.



    The Fraport Group's six majority-owned airports registered a
total of 36,624,192 passengers in the first two quarters of 2008 - 3.7
percent more than in the comparable period last year.



    Antalya and Lima airports achieved the highest growth rates:
Peru's Lima Airport (LIM) welcomed 3,970,741 passengers (up 14.6 percent)
from January to June. Fraport's terminals at Antalya Airport (AYT) served
3,637,242 passengers, 9.5 percent more than in the same period in 2007. The
summer travel surge also



    boosted traffic at the Group's airports in Bulgaria: Burgas
Airport (BOJ) rose 0.6 percent to 485,533 passengers, while Varna (VAR)
reported 444,070 passengers (up 2.7 percent) in the first half year. Only
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) registered a 5.8 percent drop to 1,823,852
passengers compared to the first half of 2007.



    Cargo throughput at the Group's airports climbed 6.1 percent
to 1,250,146 metric tons of airfreight and airmail in the first six months of
2008. In addition, aircraft movements at Frankfurt, Frankfurt-Hahn, Lima,
Antalya, Burgas and Varna airports increased by 3 percent to 348,915 takeoffs
and landings.



    Print-quality photos of Frankfurt Airport and Fraport AG are available
free for downloading via the Internet at 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.    



ANR 25/2008 - July 11, 2008

    
                               June      Change(2)  Jan.-June   Change(2)
                               2008      June 08/     2008      Jan.-June 
                                         June 07                 08/07
                                                     
                                                          
    Passengers(1)           4,807,710      -0.5 %   26,265,335     2.2 %
 
                                                                         
    Airfreight(1)             
    in metric tons            177,520       0.9 %    1.047,681     3.8 %       
                                     
   
    Airmail                        
    in metric tons              7,178      -4.1 %       44,662    -1.3 %
                                                  
    Aircraft Movements(3)      41,994      -0.2 %      241,646     0.0 %
 
                                                                   
    MTOWs                   2,442,379       1.1 %   14,056,442     2.0 %
    in metric tons
                                                  
    Punctuality                     
    share of punctual arrivals
    and departures in percent    75.6                    73.0


Frankfurt Airport's Traffic Figures - June 2008

ANR 25/2008 > July 11, 2008

Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for June 2008

    
   
    Airports                                 Cargo           Aircraft
                     Passengers(i) Change  in metric  Change Movements Change
                       absolute      in %  tons (incl. in %  absolute    in % 
                                             airmail)          
                                            
    Frankfurt (FRA)   4,807,122    -0.5    182,629     0.6    41,994    -0.2

                         
 
    Antalya (AYT)(ii) 1,182,887    10.8       n.a.    n.a.     8,192    19.4
                           
 
    Burgas (BOJ)        372,081    -0.8         84  -85.0      2,950     0.8
                           
 
    Frankfurt-Hahn(HHN) 376,039     1.7     12,178   26.4      3,755     0.2
         
    Lima (LIM)(iii)     656,574    10.3     17,121   10.3      7,944     6.1

    Varna (VAR)         255,030    -1.9       n.a.   n.a.      2,274    -2.8

    Fraport Group(iv) 7,649,733     2.0    212,012    2.3     67,109     2.5






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

(2) Change over previous year

(3) Excluding military flights

(i) Passengers (commercial traffic: arrivals + departures + transit)

(ii) Terminal 1 + domestic terminal (adjusted for base value 2007)

(iii) Figures provided by LIM

    (iv) 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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