Fraport has reported that Frankfurt Airport’s cargo (air freight + airmail) tonnage posted a decline in January 2019 dropping by 4.3 per cent to 163,332 tonnes.
The German airport group said that tonnage through Europe’s busiest cargo hub was affected by a few factors – including weaker global trade and the resulting dip in demand.
Fraport, which operates and holds stakes in various airports around the globe, also reported that tonnage at Lima Airport in Peru declined by 4.2 per cent in January to 23,857 tonnes.
Fraport Brasil saw cargo grow strongly through Fortaleza Airport where tonnage rose 14.7 per cent to 3,629 tonnes in January and at Porto Alegre Airport tonnage was up 8.7 per cent to 2,888 tonnes.
At Xian Airport in China, one of Fraport’s equity consolidated airports, tonnage grew by 14.5 per cent in January to 29,258 tonnes, as increasing aircraft traffic drove by cargo and passenger numbers.