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Cargo grows at airports in Germany, China

By Staff Reports on June 12, 2014

Cargo throughput at Fraport AG’s Frankfurt Airport in May grew by 6.9 percent year over year to 185,626 tonnes.

“The strong development in air cargo strengthens our position as Europe's largest cargo airport. Furthermore, this underscores FRA's importance for Germany's export-driven economy and the logistics industry, thus providing a concrete competitive advantage for German business," Stefan Schulte, Fraport's executive board chairman, said.

Aircraft movements also steered a steady growth path, increasing by 1 percent to 42,366 takeoffs and landings year over year.

As for Fraport’s international portfolio, Peru's Lima Airport saw cargo down 2.6 percent in May. Hanover Airport in the German federal state of Lower Saxony had freight increase by 5.7 percent. Xi'an Airport in northwestern China recorded 2.9 percent more cargo.