Press article fom 14.10.2004
Trend still increasing
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, 14th October 2004. The traffic statistics at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport continue to show an upward trend. The number of passengers in the first nine months of the year increased by 17 percent compared with the same period of the previous year (1,777,433 passengers) to 2,086,205. With 45,153 tonnes, airfreight transshipment achieved an in-crease of 102 percent (22,342 tonnes last year). Including the road feeder service, the airport handled 140,970 tonnes, 24 percent more than in the previous year (113,260 tonnes). On the other hand, the number of flight movements rose by only three percent from 23,342 to 24,138.
The amount of passenger traffic at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport has again increased in the third quarter. 788,133 passengers flew "from Hahn" in the months of July to September. This was 9 percent more than in the second quarter of 2004 (719,844 passengers) and as much as 36 percent more than in the first quarter of this year (578,288 passengers). Compared with the same quarter of the previous year, passenger traffic (702,800 passengers) has increased by twelve percent. The best month for traffic was August with 274,041 passengers.
The largest proportion of passengers that have flown this year, 2,053,013 passengers, was recorded by the scheduled airlines. Here, the increase was 17 percent compared with the previous year. Charter and package holidaymakers increased by eight percent to 21,846. The number of transit passengers rose by 60 percent from 7,108 to 11,346.
A strong upward trend can also be seen in cargo. A total of 140,970 tonnes was handled, 24 percent more than in the previous year. This includes 95,767 ton-nes of air freight transported by HGV, the so-called road feeder service. This shows an increase of six percent. 45,153 tonnes of pure air cargo were trans-shipped. This represents a doubling of the previous year's result of 22,342 tonnes.
50,445 tonnes of cargo were handled in the months of July to September alone, 15 percent more than in the first quarter (43,754 tonnes) and 8 percent more than in the second quarter of 2004 (46,771 tonnes). The best month was September with 17,746 tonnes.
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