In September 2018, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 6.6 million passengers – an increase of 6.3 percent year-on-year. As in previous months, the rise was primarily driven by European traffic. Aircraft movements also climbed by 5.7 percent to 45,950 takeoffs and landings. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) increased by 4.0 percent to about 2.8 million metric tons. Cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) was the only category to post a slight decline of 1.4 percent to 185,042 metric tons, reflecting the slowdown in global trade.
FRA/SKG – Fraport Greece presented the future look of Thessaloniki’s “Makedonia” Airport (SKG) at a ground-breaking ceremony held September 19 on the site of the new 34,000-square-meter passenger terminal that will soon be standing here in the next two years. Representatives of central and local government, political parties, professional bodies, associations and other stakeholders from Thessaloniki and the greater Makedonia region attended this future-oriented event. On behalf of Fraport Greece, the guests were greeted by Fraport AG executive board chairman, Dr. Stefan Schulte; Dimitris Copelouzos, the president of Copelouzos Group; Petros Souretis, managing Director of Intrakat (the construction company tasked with the expansion program); and Fraport Greece’s CEO, Alexander Zinell.
Lufthansa Cargo, using the INFr8 platform, has handled the world’s first dangerous goods shipment with an electronic Dangerous Goods Declaration (eDGD) at Frankfurt Airport. A shipment from healthcare giant Abbott Diagnostics in Wiesbaden was flown on board cargo flight LH8222 to Mexico City last Thursday.
In August 2018, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed some 6.8 million passengers – an increase of 8.1 percent year-on-year. Since the beginning of 2018, FRA has achieved growth of 8.7 percent, with European routes continuing to drive passenger traffic. In the reporting month, aircraft movements climbed by 8.0 percent to 46,389 take-offs and landings, while accumulated maximum take-off weights (MTOWs) rose by 5.5 percent to about 2.9 million metric tons. With 182,589 metric tons (up 0.8 percent), cargo (airfreight + airmail) almost reached the same level as last year.
Fraport AG’s supervisory board today (September 7) approved the early contract extension for the company’s executive board chairman (CEO), Dr. Stefan Schulte. Effective September 1, 2019, Dr. Schulte’s contract will be extended for an additional five years until August 31, 2024. With this personnel decision, Fraport’s supervisory board underscores its recognition of the company’s successful development in Germany and abroad, while pursuing the objective of securing Fraport’s position in the future as a strong and successful player on the global market.