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Wednesday 15 April, 2009

Fraport AG

Fraport Traffic Figures - March 2009





FRANKFURT, Germany, April 15 /PRNewswire/ --

- Aircraft Movements Improve Slightly

- FRA's Flight Punctuality Hits Record 86.8 Percent

    The global economic crisis continues to have a firm grip on
international air transportation. However, Frankfurt Airport's (FRA)
percentage change in passenger figures in March compared to February 2009 did
not worsen. In February 2009 FRA experienced a 9.8 percent year-on year drop
in passenger traffic, taking into account the leap-year effect; in March 2009
FRA served 9.2 percent fewer passengers. A total of 4.03 million passengers
used FRA in the reporting month. Aircraft movements slipped by 3.2 percent to
38,913 takeoffs and landings. In February 2009 movements dropped by 6.1
percent, even after adjusting for the leap-year effect. With 152,784 metric
tons of airfreight and airmail in March 2009, FRA experienced a 21.2 percent
year-on-year decline in cargo. In February 2009 FRA registered a 25.4 percent
fall in cargo traffic.



    Cumulative figures for the first quarter of 2009 show that FRA
welcomed 10.9 million passengers, a decline of 10.9 percent compared to the
same period last year. Aircraft movements were down by 6.5 percent during the
same period to 108,754 takeoffs and landings. Cargo volume sank by 23.3
percent to 406,954 metric tons.



    Fraport's majority-owned airports continued to report positive
results in March 2009. Antalya Airport on the Turkish Riviera (AYT) saw
passenger traffic rise by 11 percent and Lima Airport (LIM) in Peru by 1.8
percent. On the Black Sea coast, traffic at Varna Airport (VAR) increased by
163 percent and at Burgas Airport (BOJ) by 1.7 percent, due to lower
passenger volumes in the winter season. Thus, these foreign operations
enabled the Fraport Group's airports - including FRA - to register a
correspondingly moderate 6.3 percent dip in passenger traffic. The cumulative
first quarter 2009 figures also reflect the positive influence of Fraport's
foreign airports: AYT reported a passenger surge of 12.8 percent and Lima of
5.4 percent. Passenger traffic at BOJ jumped by 30.5 percent and at VAR by
14.2 percent during the January-to-March 2009 period.



    Flight punctuality a FRA (the share of punctual arrivals and
departures) developed positively again in March 2009. Improving by more than
15 percentage points from 71.1 percent in March 2008 to 86.8 percent in the
reporting month, punctuality can be partly attributed to the lower traffic
volume. However, a major contributing factor here is FRA's strong operational
performance achieved through optimization initiatives in partnership with air
traffic control and the airlines.




    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 - March 2009
   
                                 Change (2)                   Change (2)
 
                         March   March 09/   Jan. - March     Jan. - March
                         2009    March 08        2009         09/08
                         
                                                        
       Passengers (1)  4,030,624  -9.2 %     10,918,576       -10.9 %

 
                                                      
 
       Airfreight (1)                   
       in metric tons   147,937    -21.5 %      392,792       -23.5 %
                                                       
 
       Airmail                          
       in metric tons     6,739     -9.7 %       19,682       -13.9 %
                                                        
 
       Aircraft 
       Movements (3)     38,913     -3.2 %      108,754        -6.5 %
                                                                    
       MTOWs                      
       in metric tons 2,248,186     -4.5 %    6,300,247        -6.7 %

                                                            
 
       Punctuality                                         
       share of punctual
       arrivals
       and departures in
       percent             86.8                                82.7


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



    Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for March 2009


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

     Frankfurt      4,030,081   -9.2   152,784     -21.2      38,913   -3.2
      (FRA)
     
       
     Antalya          
      (AYT)(2)        425,499   11.0      n.a.      n.a.       3,412   10.6
      
       
     Burgas (BOJ)       3,561  163.0         0   -100.0          382   31.7
 
    
     Lima (LIM)(3)    709,494    1.8    14,270    -19.7        8,782    6.4
 
    
     Varna (VAR)       23,147    1.7         4     -8.7          471  -16.2
 
    
     Fraport Group  5,191,782   -6.3   167,058    -21.2       51,960   -0.8
 
      
       
    (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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