Fraport Traffic Figures – July 2022: Passenger Growth Continues
Frankfurt Airport exceeds the five-million monthly passenger mark for the first time since the pandemic
In July 2022, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed more than 5.0 million passengers in a single month for the first time since the start of the pandemic – representing an increase of 76.5 percent compared to July 2021. The upward trend was driven by the ongoing rise in demand for holiday flights. Germany’s largest aviation hub thus maintained its rapid growth momentum – despite a one-day strike by Lufthansa ground staff in late July resulting in some 100,000 passengers less for the reporting month. FRA’s passenger traffic in July 2022 was still 27.4 percent below the level registered in pre-pandemic July 2019.1
Cargo volumes in Frankfurt continued to drop by 18.1 percent year-on-year in July 2022. As in the previous months, cargo was still affected by airspace restrictions related to the war in Ukraine and the extensive anti-Covid measures in China. In contrast, aircraft movements climbed by 26.9 percent year-on-year to 35,005 takeoffs and landings in July 2022. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) increased by 31.9 percent year-on-year to over 2.2 million metric tons.