The Corona pandemic continues to place a heavy burden on airport operator Fraport despite the relaxation of travel regulations. At least, however, the situation improved somewhat in June compared with the two previous months.
The number of passengers at Frankfurt Airport, Germany’s largest airport, still fell by almost 91 percent year-on-year in June to 599,314, as the MDax-listed airport operator announced in Frankfurt on Monday. In April and May, however, passenger numbers were still down by almost 97 percent and 96 percent respectively. In the first half of the year, which was marked by the Corona crisis from mid-March onwards, the number of passengers handled in Frankfurt dropped by almost 64 percent to 12.2 million.
Since the company has been publishing weekly figures on air traffic at Frankfurt Airport since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, the monthly data no longer come as a big surprise, but they do show how much the crisis is affecting the Group. In its monthly figures, Fraport also publishes information on foreign airports. Here, the declines continue to be very high almost everywhere – especially in Brazil, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey. Only at the airport in Xi’an, China, in which Fraport holds a 24.5 percent stake, is the situation somewhat more relaxed. In June, the number of passengers handled there fell by just under 32 percent to 2.62 million.