Frankfurt Airport welcomed around 5.24 million passengers in November 2018, a growth of 4.7 percent year-on-year. This development was driven by European traffic (up 6.1 percent) as well as intercontinental traffic (up 4.3 percent). The cumulative growth in passenger numbers for the first eleven months of the current year was 7.8 percent.
In October 2018, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed almost 6.4 million passengers – an increase of 5.2 percent year-on-year. Thus, traffic grew at a slightly more moderate rate compared to the previous months of the year. From January to October 2018, FRA experienced accumulated growth of 8.0 percent.
Fraport AG closed the first nine months of fiscal 2018 (ending September 30) with a significant 14.3 percent increase in Group revenue to €2.55 billion. Adjusting for revenue recognized in connection with expenses for expansion projects at Fraport’s Group companies worldwide (according to the IFRIC 12 accounting standard), revenue grew by 7.2 percent to €2.36 billion.
Fraport AG has joined forces with Lufthansa to co-test a remote-controlled aircraft tug. Fraport Ground Services at Frankfurt Airport has been using the electric vehicle manufactured by Mototok International for several months. Key test partner Lufthansa is supplying aircraft for the pushback, a procedure during which the e-tug pushes the aircraft backwards out of its parking position and on to the taxiway. The Mototok Spacer 8600 is designed for use with the entire A320 family and the Boeing 737. An employee working for Fraport Ground Services operates the tug by remote control.
Frankfurt Airport’s (FRA)’s new winter schedule will begin on October 28. For the new Winter 2018/2019 timetable, some 89 airlines will be serving 266 destinations in 101 countries worldwide, making Frankfurt Germany’s number one international aviation hub with the most intercontinental destinations.