All-time record plus of 146 percent in 2004
Frankfurt-Hahn, 1 April 2005. Aeroflot, Russia’s largest commercial airline, is celebrating its five year anniversary at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, its European freight hub, with record figures. For 2004, the Russian airline can boast its best ever rate of increase: with a total of 42,142 tons of handled freight, the airfreight carrier exceeded its previous year’s result by 146 percent (2003: 17,103 tons); with almost 18,000 tons, exports increased 151 percent and imports, with over 24,000 tons, increased 143 percent. The proportion of Aeroflot cargo flights in 2004 as compared with the total amount of freight flown through the Frankfurt-Hahn airport (66,145 tons in 2004) amounted to an impressive 64 percent. The airline has turned around 77,000 tons of freight since its start at Germany’s fourth largest airport in April 2000. With the beginning of the summer schedule (end of March) the frequencies of the flights from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport were increased from 11 to 13 per week: The Aeroflot summer timetable indicates now 11 flights a week to Moscow with connection flights to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Peking (before nine flights) and as before two weekly flights to Oslo/Norway. Aeroflot has currently stationed four DC-10-freighters at Frankfurt-Hahn.