FRA traffic up 6% in September

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore October 14, 2014 20:35

FRA traffic up 6% in September

Some 5.9 million passengers passed through Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in September 2014, an increase of 5.9% year-on-year and its strongest September in history. Furthermore, FRA achieved a new daily record on September 26, 2014, when nearly 214,000 passengers were served. On eleven other days, Frankfurt Airport also exceeded the 200,000 passenger-per-day mark during the reporting month.

FRA’s cargo throughput (airfreight and airmail) in September 2014 remained constant at 178,667 metric tons compared to the previous year. Aircraft movements decreased slightly by 0.2 percent to 42,452 takeoffs and landings – with over 400 flight cancellations due to strikes. Accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) rose by 2.5 percent year-on-year to more than 2.6 million metric tons. The total number of aircraft seats offered, as well as seat-load factors, and the number of passengers per aircraft movement reached new historic peaks in September 2014.

For the first nine months of 2014, Frankfurt Airport received more than 45.6 million passengers, a gain of 3.2 percent year-on-year. During the first three-quarters, FRA handled about 1.6 million metric tons of cargo (up 2 percent), while MTOWs climbed to about 21.9 million metric tons (up 2.2 percent). Aircraft movements from January-to-September 2014 declined slightly by 0.1 percent to 357,016 takeoffs and landings.
Astra Airlines retains Cabot Aviation

Cabot Aviation has been retained by Astra Airlines, Greece, to remarket one of their BAe 146-300 aircraft, MSN E3193, currently operating and based in Athens.  This 112Y seat aircraft is EASA compliant, in excellent condition and has recently been refurbished internally including new leather seats, and so is immediately available to put into revenue service.

Cabot has also recently been retained to remarket two B757-200ERs, one DHC8-300, one MD83, one CRJ700 and three B747-400Fs in addition to other aircraft including Flybe’s fleet of E195LRs.

Dino D'Amore
By Dino D'Amore October 14, 2014 20:35