New members join the Air Cargo Community at Frankfurt Airport

Jun 13, 2016

Three new members from the field of freight forwarders have joined the Frankfurt Airport Air Cargo Community. As of now the Freight Forwarding and Logistics Association Hessen/Rhineland-Palatinate (SLV), Kühne + Nagel, as well as Hellmann Worldwide Logistics are now members of the air cargo hub at Frankfurt Airport. This fledgling air cargo community is growing rapidly and now has 41 members from all sectors of the air logistics chain.

Joachim von Winning, Executive Director of Frankfurt Airport Air Cargo Community: “More and more forwarding agents are using the diverse design opportunities available to them through the Community and opt for a membership. We are very pleased about this, especially since we have two real global players joining us with Kühne + Nagel and Hellmann Worldwide. They will make valuable contributions to our Competence Team and the SLV as well. With its hundreds of member companies it now represents an enormous range with us across small, medium-sized and large companies in the region.“

Frankfurt Airport Air Cargo Community

Kühne + Nagel is one of the major global leading logistics companies. Today the corporate network includes 67,000+ employees at more than 1,200 locations in over 100 countries. In addition to Air Cargo, Ocean/Sea Freight, Contract Logistics and Overland Business embody essential priorities.

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is also a global logistics service provider. The network has 19,300 employees in 443 offices operating in 157 countries. Besides Air, Ocean/Sea, Road & Rail Hellmann also provides Contract Logistics and many special industry solutions.

The Forwarding and Logistics Association Hessen/Rhineland-Palatinate represents the interests of around 400 regional freight forwarding and logistics companies, which together employ more than 30,000 people. The association offers its members comprehensive consulting services and support.

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Lufthansa celebrates 60 years of flights from Manchester Airport

May 24, 2016

Lufthansa is celebrating 60 years of flights from Manchester reaching new heights with passenger figures for the first four months of 2016 showing four per cent growth compared with the same period last year.

The figures were released by Christian Schindler, Lufthansa Group Regional Director for the UK & Ireland, when he visited Manchester to join in the diamond anniversary celebrations.

“This continued growth confirms the hub airlines in the Lufthansa Group (also including SWISS, Austrian and Brussels Airlines) continue to be among the leading carriers at Manchester”, says Christian Schindler.

“We are on target to hit the one million passengers a year mark at Manchester for 2016. It proves once again that the majority of air travellers value the long standing commitment Lufthansa Group has to our North West passengers along with our reliable full service offering. Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian and Brussels Airlines will all continue to be attractive for business and leisure travellers. They cherish the option to start their travel directly at Manchester airport on one of our 91 flights a week, avoiding the longer transfers to airports in the London area. And, as always, customers can be assured of the top-notch service, the high quality and the reliability of our airline group.”

Lufthansa celebrates 60 years of flights from Manchester Airport

Christian Schindler, Lufthansa Group Regional Director for the UK & Ireland (third from right) and Rad Taylor, Operations Director, Manchester Airport join a rousing celebration of Lufthansa’s 60th anniversary at Manchester Airport.

“The inaugural service started from Hamburg and then called at Düsseldorf on its way to Manchester. On leaving Manchester the Lockheed L-1049 G Super Constellation aircraft then crossed the Atlantic to Montreal and finally continued on to Chicago. Bert Trautmann, Manchester City’s German goalkeeper at the time, cut the ribbon just days before his heroic performance in the FA cup final where he played the later part of the match with a broken neck.”

Lufthansa 60 Years of flying from Manchester Airport

Passengers departing from Manchester during the 60th anniversary celebrations were entertained by a traditional German oompah band while they enjoyed Lufthansa branded cupcakes and sparkling wine.

Stephen Turner, Commercial Director for Manchester Airport, said: “I’d like to congratulate Lufthansa on reaching 60 years of operating from Manchester Airport. It’s a fantastic achievement and the airlines of the Lufthansa group continue to offer the 22 million people in our catchment area direct flights to key European cities and also great onward connectivity from their hubs at Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels.”

“We hope that we are part of the continued growth here at Manchester Airport and celebrate many more milestones to come with us!”

The summer timetable for 2016 sees the airlines of the Lufthansa Group – Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Lufthansa and SWISS – offering Manchester passenger’s access to one of the most comprehensive networks of air services in the world, with 91 weekly flights that are complimented by 33 weekly flights of Eurowings, the point-to-point carrier of the Lufthansa Group. In addition passengers departing from Manchester can connect through the Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Vienna and Brussels hubs to 316 destinations in 101 countries (compared to 321 destinations in 103 countries in Summer 2015).

This vast range of services are further supplemented by over 18,000 codeshare flights offered in collaboration with 30 partner airlines to provide their customers with a virtually worldwide air travel network.

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Fraport Group sees strong airport passenger growth at home and abroad

Mar 11, 2015

Passenger numbers at The Fraport Group Frankfurt Airport (FRA) have continued to grow during February 2015 as Germany’s largest aviation hub welcomed 3.8 million passengers though its doors. This continued growth represents an increase of 4.6 percent year-on-year.

Etihad pushback at Fraport Gtoup Frankfurt Airport

Etihad pushback at Frankfurt Airport

For Frankfurt this passenger growth is due to an increase not only in domestic traffic but also a rise in demand for tourist destinations in Europe and North Africa. Cargo throughput (airfreight + airmail) also grew in the reporting month, climbing by 1.8 percent to 162,068 metric tons.

Frankfurt Airport Terminal 2

Frankfurt Airport Terminal 2

Aircraft movements continued to decline by 1.5 percent year-on-year to 32,951 takeoffs and landings, reflecting the deployment of larger aircraft and higher seating densities. Simultaneously, accumulated maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) increased by 2.5 percent to more than 2 million metric tons. This has lead to the average MTOW per aircraft movement has significantly increased from 119.9 to 124.8 metric tons.

Qatar Airways Inaugurates World’s First A350 -XWB Route from Doha to Frankfurt

Qatar Airways Inaugurates World’s First A350 -XWB Route from Doha to Frankfurt

Fraport Gtoup

The airports in group’s international portfolio have reported varying traffic results.

  • Slovenia’s Ljubljana Airport (LJU) saw a 3.8 percent decline in passenger numbers to 72,265. Serving a total of 1.3 million passengers in the reporting month,
  • Lima Airport (LIM) in the Peruvian capital city achieved ongoing strong passenger growth of 9.6 percent.
  • Combined, the Fraport Twinstar airports of Varna (VAR) and Burgas (BOJ) on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast served 28,627 passengers – an increase of 2.8 percent year-on-year.
  • On the Turkish Riviera, Antalya Airport (AYT) registered 686,814 passengers – representing a gain of 6.2 percent.
  • St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport (LED) in Russia received 733,936 passengers in the reporting month, down 2.5 percent.
  • With 282,442 passengers, Hanover Airport (HAJ) in northern Germany achieved a gain of 2.7 percent.
  • Xi’an Airport (XIY) in China recorded particularly strong growth, with traffic soaring by 18.6 percent to 2.5 million passengers.

The airports in Fraport’s international portfolio have seen an overall positive growth in February 2015.

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Frankfurt Airport’s cargo community join forces

Jun 13, 2014

The major cargo industry players at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) have founded a registered association called Air Cargo Community Frankfurt e.V. to consolidate FRA’s position as a major global air cargo hub. The association will represent and promote the interests of air cargo companies, optimize logistics processes and function as the single voice of this vital industry.

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Frankfurt Airport has busiest July ever

Aug 15, 2011 0

Airport Management Group Fraport welcomed 5,558,580 passengers at its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base – almost 300,000 more than the previous record month in July 2010.  This represents a passenger increase of 5.2 percent year-on-year.  Since the beginning of the year passenger traffic at FRA has grown by 7.8 percent.  Airfreight tonnage also rose in July 2011 by 0.3 percent to 189,000 metric tons year-on-year.

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