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Thursday 13 November, 2008

Fraport AG

Fraport Traffic Figures - October 2008: Frankfu...





FRANKFURT, Germany, November 13 /PRNewswire/ --     In October 2008, accumulated
maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) at Frankfurt 
Airport (FRA) increased by 0.8 percent year-on-year and advanced by 1.2 
percent for the ten-month January-to-October 2008 period. This growth in 
MTOWs reflects the greater utilization of larger aircraft at FRA; a gain in 
the number of widebody jets indicates that Frankfurt's share of the 
lucrative intercontinental passenger market has increased further.



    Current developments in the world economy with its downward
business trend have impacted other traffic results. In October 2008,
Frankfurt Airport served 4,718,017 passengers, down 4.9 percent year-on-year.
Monthly airfreight throughput dropped by 4.1 percent year-on-year to 176,656
metric tons. Aircraft movements declined by 1.6 percent below the same period
last year to 42,559 takeoffs and landings.



    From January to October 2008, FRA still recorded a 0.6 percent
increase in airfreight tonnage to 1,732,053 metric tons, while passenger
figures slipped by 0.4 percent to 45,801,555 and aircraft movements sank by
0.8 percent to 410,795.



    For the entire year of 2008, Fraport is expecting passenger
traffic to drop by between 1.0 and 1.5 percent. However, Fraport expects the
particularly attractive intercontinental segment to continue growing by about
one percent. Group-wide, Fraport also sees about a one-percent gain in
passenger figures for the entire year.



    Particularly strong passenger growth at the Fraport Group's
majority-owned airports of Antalya (AYT) in Turkey and Lima (LIM) in Peru
resulted in a traffic surge of 14.7 percent and 6.4 percent respectively.
Passenger increases were also registered at the Bulgarian airports of Burgas
(BOJ), up 1.3 percent, and Varna (VAR), up 2.0 percent. Traffic at
Frankfurt-Hahn was stagnant, slipping slightly by 0.2 percent.



    From January to October 2008, the Group's airports (including
FRA) served a total of 67,813,443 passengers and recorded a 1.6 percent jump
in traffic. Cargo tonnage (airfreight plus airmail) rose by 2.0 percent to
2,086,442 metric tons, while aircraft movements also climbed by 2.0 percent
to 619,128 takeoffs and landings.



    
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Frankfurt Airport's Traffic Figures - October 2008

    
                                 Change(2)                  Change(2)
                         October
                         2008     Oct. 08/    Jan. - Oct.    Jan. - Oct.
                                  Oct. 07       2008            08/07

      Passengers(1)    4,718,017   -4.9 %     45,801,555        -0.4 %
 
                                     
      Airfreight(1)                                       
      in metric tons     176,656   -4.1 %      1,732,053         0.6 %

         Airmail                                          
      in metric tons       7,501   -9.6 %         73,386        -3.9 %

    Aircraft Movements(3) 42,559   -1.6 %        410,795        -0.8 %
                                        
          MTOWs                                           
      in metric tons   2,487,819    0.8 %     23,964,395         1.2 %
 
    Punctuality             73.9                    74.6
    share of punctual
    arrivals
    and departures in
    percent

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





Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for October 2008

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

       Frankfurt       4,717,437   -4.9  181,816     -4.7     42,559     -1.6
         (FRA)
                         
       Antalya           872,214   14.7     n.a.     n.a.      6,427     19.1
       (AYT)(2)       
 
     Burgas (BOJ)         41,034    1.3       98    -48.6        738     25.5  
         
 
    Frankfurt-Hahn       371,779   -0.2   10,784     -9.5      3,458     -3.4
        (HHN)

     Lima (LIM)(3)       721,809    6.4   22,302     -5.7      8,384      2.3

      Varna (VAR)         61,465    2.0     n.a.     n.a.        920      0.4

       Fraport         6,785,738   -1.2  215,000     -5.1     62,486      0.9
       Group(4)

    ---------------------------------

    (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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