Fraport, pax up by 4.9% in November 2016
Frankfurt Airport (Fraport) reported that it saw passenger traffic increase by 4.9% in November 2016 year over year, with around 4.1 million passengers served in the month, despite the Lufthansa pilot strike affecting some 345,000 passengers and almost 2,600 aircraft movements.
The Lufthansa hub airport said that the increase, however, was largely attributable to a base effect resulting from the cabin crew strikes in November 2015. Without the two special effects, Frankfurt Airport would have achieved passenger growth of around 2%.
Impacted by the strike and an unfavorable timing of weekends and weekdays in November 2016, cargo throughput (airfreight and airmail) contracted by 2.1% YoY to 191,461 metric tons.
Aircraft movements increased slightly by 0.7% to a total of 33,556 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) reached approximately 2.18 million metric tons, and remaining almost unchanged from the previous year (up 0.2 %).
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