Frankfurt airport traffic up 4.6% in August

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Frankfurt airport has reported a 4.6% year-on-year increase in passenger numbers to 5.6 million in August.

Freight tonnage declined 4.1% to 165,000t during the month while aircraft movements at the airport grew 1.2% to 42,700.

Airport owner Fraport's five majority-owned bases handled a total of 11.7 million passengers in August, up 5.2%.

Passenger numbers grew by 10.3% to 1.2 million at Lima airport, while passenger traffic at Burgas airport increased 6.6% in August to 688,000. Footfall at Varna airport increased 6% to 315,000.