Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, July 10, 2006. The figures for Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, the first low-cost airport in Germany, are further on the increase, as indicated by those for the first half of this year. From January to June, inclusive, this feisty airport in Germany's Hunsrück region counted nearly 1.7 million passengers, an increase of eighteen percent compared to the previous year. The strongest month was June with more than 350,000 travellers. A new airline has also announced its arrival for the summer season: Belavia, the national airline of Belarus, will be flying to Minsk every Monday. Up to September, tour operator Frosch Touristik (www.fti.de) will also offer package tours every Monday to Antalya. Germany's fourth largest cargo airport was also able to score points in terms of freight by turning over more than 133,000 tons including road feeder traffic, an increase of 28 percent. By the end of this year, the airport managers are expecting around 3.5 million passengers, 115,000 tons of airfreight and 245,000 tons including road feeder traffic. More information is available at www.hahn-airport.de.