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Traffic Grows at Frankfurt Airport Despite Pilot Strike

Larger Aircraft Result in Capacity Growth; Number of Passengers Per Aircraft Movement Increases

    Frankfurt/M. (ots) - In the first half of 2001, almost 24 million
passengers used Frankfurt Airport (FRA) - 2.6 percent or 600,000 more
passengers than in the same six-month period last year.  While an
increase of almost six percent was still registered during the first
quarter of 2001, in the second quarter growth weakened noticeably,
particularly because of the Lufthansa pilot strike.  
    
    "We expect that we will reach a clearly higher level of passenger
growth for all of 2001, than could be achieved in the first half of
the year," said Dr. Wilhelm Bender, Chairman of  Fraport AG's
Executive Board.  
    
    Due to the weakening global economy, above all, FRA's airfreight
tonnage dropped 0.7 percent in the first half of 2001. The strong
growth in the first quarter of 2001 was followed by a marked decline
in the second quarter.  Nevertheless, Frankfurt Airport remains the
number one air cargo gateway in all of Europe.
    
    Although the number of aircraft movements at FRA grew only
slightly by about 1 percent over the first half of 2000, the average
number of passengers per flight increased by 1.7 percent.  The
Maximum Takeoff Weights (MTOWs) increased    by 3.8 percent during the
same period.  This means a higher share of large aircraft at FRA and,
thus, a capacity increase per aircraft movement. MTOWs are important
for the calculation of take-off and landing charges.
    
    Fraport AG will issue its financial results for the first half of
2001 on August 23.
    
    Fraport
    Traffic Figures for the First Half 2001, Frankfurt Airport
    
    
    
                                Passengers            Airfreight                 Airmail
                                in millions in      '000s metric tons    in '000s
                                                                                            metric tons
    
    
    1st Half 2001         24.0                          744                         69
    1st Quarter            11.0                          381                         36
    2nd Quarter            13.0                          364                         33
    
    1st Half 2000         23.4                          749                         67
    1st Quarter            10.4                          359                         35
    2nd Quarter            13.0                          390                         33
    
    Change
    Half Year  01 /
    Half Year  00         2.6 %                        -0.7 %                      3.0 %
    
    Change
    1st Q 01 /
    1st Q 00                 5.8 %                         6.1%                        2.9 %
    
    Change
    2nd Q 01 /
    2nd Q 00                 0.0 %                        -6.7 %                      0.0 %
    
    
    
                                 Aircraft Movements      Max. Takeoff Weight (MTOW)
                                 in '000s                      in '000s metric tons
    
    1st Half 2001                226                         12,679
    1st Quarter                  110                          6,128
    2nd Quarter                  116                          6,551
    
    1st Half 2000                224                         12,210
    1st Quarter                  108                          5,758
    2nd Quarter                  116                          6,452
    
    Change
    Half Year  01 /
    Half Year  00                0.9 %                        3.8 %
    
    Change
    1st Q 01 /
    1st Q 00                        1.9 %                        6.4 %
    
    Change
    2nd Q 01 /
    2nd Q 00                        0.0 %                        1.5 %
    
    
ots Originaltext: Fraport AG
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