DATA SPOTLIGHT: Frankfurt Airport

5 August, 2020

This year The Blue Swan Daily will feature some of the leading airlines, airports and country markets for air travel. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members, we deliver a data snapshot on Frankfurt Airport, one of Europe's leading hub airports.

Fraport, which operates the airport, says passenger traffic has now started to recover with the partial lifting of travel restrictions since mid Jun-2020, however this has progressed "at a very slow pace," according to chairman and CEO Dr Stefan Schulte. "At our home base in Frankfurt, weekly passenger figures are currently still around 79% below the previous year's level", Dr Schulte continued, adding that uncertainty over ongoing travel restrictions and rising infection rates "poses major challenges to our company and the entire industry".

The airport’s largest operator, flag carrier Lufthansa, has outlined plans to further boost its activities through Aug-2020, but Mr Schulte warns it will still be some time before the hub airport sees traffic levels return to pre-Covid-19 levels. In fact, even in 2022/2023 he projects passenger volumes at Frankfurt Airport will to be around 15% to 20% below the high recorded in 2019.

NETWORK MAP (as at 27-Jul-2020)

GLOBAL RANKING (as at 03-Aug-2020)

DESTINATIONS (as at 03-Aug-2020)

ANNUAL CAPACITY (2012-2020*)NOTE:The values for this year are at least partly predictive up to 6 months and may be subject to change

WEEKLY DOMESTIC CAPACITY (2017 - 2020*)NOTE:*the values for this year are at least partly predictive up to six months and may be subject to change.

WEEKLY INTERNATIONAL CAPACITY (2017-2020*)NOTE:*the values for this year are at least partly predictive up to six months and may be subject to change.

CAPACITY SPLIT BETWEEN DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

CAPACITY SPLIT BETWEEN LOCAL AND FOREIGN OPERATORS (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

LARGEST AIRLINES BY CAPACITY (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

LARGEST DOMESTIC DESTINATION MARKETS (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

LARGEST INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION MARKETS (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

AVERAGE FLIGHT LENGTH (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

AIRLINE BUSINESS MODEL CAPACITY SPLIT (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

ALLIANCE CAPACITY SPLIT (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

INTERNATIONAL MARKET CAPACITY BREAKDOWN BY REGION (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

DEPARTING SYSTEM SEATS BY CLASS (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS BY MOVEMENTS (w/c 03-Aug-2020)

MORE INSIGHTS...

Two major European airports reopen runways; more to follow?

Fraport’s revenue declines into negative in 1Q2020 – outlook uncertain

Lufthansa. Europe's first fleet cut; will go deeper, others to follow

German airport traffic for Jun-2020: Sluggish passenger recovery and selective freight gains mean very fragile ‘green shoots’ so far in summer 2020

Frankfurt Airport’s third terminal construction is under way and a LCC provision has been built in