Frankfurt Airport (FRA) served 882,869 passengers in January 2021, representing an 80.9 % decline in comparison with the identical month final yr. This low demand resulted from ongoing journey restrictions imposed – and partly tightened – by governments amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
In distinction, FRA’s cargo throughput (comprising airfreight and airmail) rose by 18.1 % to 176,266 metric tons within the reporting month. Thus, Frankfurt Airport recorded its second-highest January cargo month ever – regardless of the continuing lack of capability for stomach freight (transported on passenger planes). Elements contributing to the expansion in cargo tonnage included the later timing of the Chinese language New 12 months, which is being celebrated in February2021. Final yr, this usually low-traffic vacation occurred in January. Plane actions at FRA contracted by 63.7 % to 13,196 takeoffs and landings. Accrued most takeoff weights (MTOWs) decreased by 54.5 % to some 1.1 million metric tons.
The airports in Fraport’s worldwide portfolio reported combined outcomes for January 2021, however all of them skilled visitors reductions in comparison with the identical month final yr. The pandemic scenario within the respective airport areas or international locations was the first issue impacting passenger visitors through the reporting month.
Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport (LJU) noticed visitors sink by 93.5 % year-on-year to 4,923 passengers. In Brazil, Fortaleza (FOR) and Porto Alegre (POA) registered mixed visitors of 796,698 passengers, down by 47.0 % in comparison with January 2020. Visitors at Peru’s Lima Airport (LIM) dipped by 62.2 % to 775,447 vacationers.
Complete visitors figures for the 14 Greek regional airports declined by 82.7 % to 108,907 passengers in January 2021. On the Bulgarian Black Coastline, the Twin Star airports of Burgas (BOJ) and Varna (VAR) collectively acquired 22,177 passengers, down 73.4 % year-on-year. Visitors at Antalya Airport (AYT) in Turkey shrank by 68.6 % to 290,999 passengers. Pulkovo Airport (LED) in St. Petersburg, Russia, welcomed 925,306 passengers, down 30.3 %. Greater than 2.2 million passengers traveled by way of China’s Xi’an Airport (XIY) in January 2021, a 36.2 % drop in comparison with the identical month in 2020.