Frankfurt Airport witnesses passenger growth amid seasonal factors, rising cargo


(MENAFN) Frankfurt Airport, one of Europe's major Aviation hubs, experienced a rise in passenger numbers this June, reflecting a positive outlook for the year overall, as announced by airport operator Fraport on Thursday. The airport recorded 5.6 million passengers last month, marking a 1.4 percent increase compared to the same period last year. This uptick in passenger traffic is partly attributed to seasonal factors, particularly the Pentecost holiday, which fell in June last year, boosting passenger numbers at that time. However, this year, the holiday occurred in May, affecting the comparison.

Despite the year-on-year increase, the current passenger figures are still approximately 14.4 percent lower than those recorded in June 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted global travel. In contrast, cargo operations at Frankfurt Airport saw a significant rise in June. The airport handled around 178,324 tonnes of goods and air freight, representing an 11.4 percent increase from the previous year. This growth in cargo operations underscores the airport's crucial role in global trade and logistics, even as passenger traffic continues to recover.

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