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Tuesday 14 October, 2008

Fraport AG

Fraport Traffic Figures - September 2008: Conti...





FRANKFURT, Germany, October 14 /PRNewswire/ --     Accumulated maximum takeoff 
weights (MTOWs) at Frankfurt
Airport (FRA) increased again during the reporting month of September 2008.
Advancing by 1.2 percent to 2,465,417 metric tons, this was the second
highest monthly MTOW figure recorded to date. Widebody aircraft now account
for over 25 percent of FRA's total traffic volume. Because widebody jets are
predominantly deployed on long-haul routes Fraport benefits over
proportionately from the growth in revenue from aircraft charges and the
higher consumer spend typical of intercontinental passengers.



    As for the other traffic results in September 2008, there was
a breaking effect caused by the previous jump in kerosene costs and cooling
of the world economy. This is reflected by slightly receding traffic figures.
4,834,475 passengers (3.9 percent fewer) used FRA in September 2008. Monthly
airfreight throughput dropped by 5.4 percent to 170,396 metric tons. Aircraft
movements slipped by 0.9 percent year-on-year to 42,119 takeoffs and
landings.



    From January to September 2008 Frankfurt Airport welcomed a
total of 41,083,538 passengers - up slightly by 0.1 percent. FRA's airfreight 
rose by 1.2 percent to 1,555,397 metric tons. During the same period aircraft 
movements dropped by 0.7 percent to 368,236 takeoffs and landings. Due to the 
elimination of FRA's overnight domestic mail hub, airmail volume fell as 
expected by 3.2 percent to 65,885 metric tons.



    Combined, the Fraport Group's six majority-owned airports
recorded a 1.9 percent jump in traffic to 61,024,622 passengers for the
January-to-September 2008 period. Particularly strong passenger development
was achieved by Peru's Lima Airport (LIM), up 11.8 percent growth, and
Turkey's Antalya Airport (AYT), up 8.4 percent. In contrast, Burgas (BOJ) and
Varna (VAR) airports on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast registered less than
expected passenger traffic (minus 0.7 percent and minus 3.5 percent,
respectively). The Group's cargo throughput (airfreight plus airmail) surged
by 2.9 percent to 1,871,441 metric tons, while aircraft movements climbed by
2.1 percent to 556,640 takeoffs and landings.



    In the cargo category, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) achieved
growth of 22.7 percent or 93.758 metric tons in the first nine months of the
year. Since the start of the summer timetable, passenger traffic at this
low-cost airport has developed positively again - rising 3.4 percent alone in
September 2008. However, this could not fully compensate for the slide in
passenger traffic during the first four months of the year. Thus, at the end 
of the third quarter (first nine months of 2008) HHN recorded 3,057,534
passengers and a decline of 2.5 percent.



    Because of the developments around the world in recent weeks,
Fraport expects Frankfurt Airport's passenger traffic growth rate for
full-year 2008 to be between zero and one percent at the most.



    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 - September 2008

    
                       September Change (2) Jan. -     Change (2)
                                 Sept. 08/  Sept. 2008 Jan. - Sept.
                       2008      Sept. 07              08/07
                                 
    Passengers (1)   4,834,475   -3.9 %     41,083,538  0.1 %
                     
    Airfreight (1)
    in metric tons     170,396   -5.4 %      1,555,397  1.2 %

    Airmail
    in metric tons       7,136   -8.4 %         65,885 -3.2 %

    Aircraft Movements  42,119   -0.9 %        368,236 -0.7 %
    (3)
                        
    MTOWs
    in metric tons   2,465,417    1.2 %     21,476,576  1.3 %
 
    Punctuality           76.6                    74.7
    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 September 2008

    
     Airports                                             Aircraft
                                        Cargo            Movements
                   Passengers(1) Change in       Change   absolute Change
                    absolute            metric            
                                  in %   tons     in %                in %
                                        (incl.
                                        airmail)
   
    
    Frankfurt      4,833,959     -3.9   175,790  -5.5     42,119     -0.9
    (FRA)

    Antalya        1,105,013      1.5    n.a.     n.a.     7,742     17.1
    (AYT)(2)
 
    Burgas (BOJ)     300,299     -5.7       118  78.8      2,569     -2.1
 
    Frankfurt-Hahn   385,544      3.4    11,256   6.1      3,780      0.5
    (HHN)

    Lima (LIM)(3)    681,031      5.8    22,752 -13.8      8,232      0.6
                   
    Varna (VAR)      227,535     -5.7    n.a.     n.a.     2,092     -5.2
      
    Fraport
    Group(4)       7,533,381     -2.1   209,916  -5.9     66,534      0.9

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

    (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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