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Fraport Traffic Figures - October 2009: Airfreight Grows for the First Time in Over a Year - Passenger Traffic Continues to Develop Positively

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FRANKFURT, November 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Frankfurt Airport's traffic figures continued on the recovery path during the reporting month of October 2009. Fraport AG registered about 4.6 million passengers at its Frankfurt Airport home base in October 2009, only slightly down by 1.9 percent year-on-year.

"October 2009 continued the positive trend in traffic development that we have seen during the course of the year," Fraport executive board chairman Dr. Stefan Schulte said. "Following a 10.9 percent drop in passenger traffic in the first quarter, the decline shrank to 5.6 percent in the second quarter and narrowed to only 2.8 percent by the third quarter. October 2009 figures indicated that the decline in traffic is increasingly lessening." One of factors contributing to this improvement is intercontinental traffic, which recorded particularly strong growth on the Asia and Central Africa routes.

FRA's airfreight tonnage improved even more noticeably in October 2009. "Airfreight is an important early indicator of how the worldwide economy is developing. For the first time since June 2008, this traffic segment recorded growth at FRA in October 2009 - reaching

177,945 metric tons or a plus of 0.7 percent," explained Schulte. The major growth drivers included European traffic (up 18 percent) as well as Frankfurt Airport's important North America market (up slightly by 1.1 percent).

FRA's aircraft movements fell by 4.4 percent to 40,674 takeoffs and landings in the reporting month, while maximum takeoff weights (MTOWs) slipped by 3.9 percent year-on-year to 2.4 million metric tons.

The Fraport Group's majority-owned airports progressed overall. In October 2009, these six airports welcomed about 7.5 million passengers - only 0.1 percent fewer passengers year-on-year. In particular, Peru's Lima Airport (LIM) and Turkey's Antalya Airport (AYT) - where Fraport is now operating both international terminals as well as the domestic terminal - provided positive stimulus to the total traffic results. LIM served about 772,000 passengers (up 6.8 percent) and AYT welcomed about two million passengers (up 2.7 percent).

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Frankfurt Airport's Traffic Figures - October 2009

October Change (2) Change (2) 2009 Oct. 09/ Jan. - Oct. Jan. - Oct. Oct. 08 2009 09/08 Passengers (1) 4,626,845 -1.9 % 43,187,821 -5.7 % Airfreight (1) in metric tons 177,945 0.7 % 1,474,602 -14.9 % Airmail in metric tons 6,885 -8.2 % 63,360 -13.7 % Aircraft Movements (3) 40,674 -4.4 % 388,793 -5.4 % MTOWs in metric tons 2,391,187 -3.9 % 22,752,277 -5.1 % Punctuality share of punctual arrivals and departures in percent 78 81.4

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(1) Total traffic (arrivals + departures + transit)

(2) Change over previous year

(3) Excluding military flights

Fraport Group - Traffic Figures for October 2009

Airports Cargo in metric Aircraft Passengers(1) Change tons abs. Change Movements Change (+ absolute absolute in % airmail) in % in % Frankfurt (FRA) 4,626,179 -1.9 181,687 -0.1 40,674 -4.4 Antalya (AYT)(2) 1,991,986 2.7 n.a. n.a. 13,713 4.4 Burgas (BOJ) 29,779 -27.4 7 -92.6 735 -0.4 Lima (LIM)(3) 771,969 6.8 25,524 14.4 9,175 9.4 Varna (VAR) 51,427 -16.3 5 -35.5 791 -14.0 Fraport Group 7,471,340 -0.1 207,223 1.5 65,088 -1.0

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(1) Passengers (commercial traffic: arrivals + departures + transit)

(2) As of October 2009 includes all passenger terminals (adjusted base-year value 2008)

(3) Figures provided by LIM

For Further Information, Please Contact: Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide Robert A. Payne, B.A.A. - Sr. Manager International Press Press Office (Dept. UKM-PS), Corporate Communications (UKM) 60547 Frankfurt am Main, Federal Republic of Germany Tel.: +49-69-690-78547; Fax: +49-69-690-60548; E-mail: r.payne@fraport.de; Internet: http://www.fraport.com

CONTACT: For Further Information, Please Contact: Fraport AG FrankfurtAirport Services Worldwide, Robert A. Payne, B.A.A. - Sr. ManagerInternational Press, Press Office (Dept. UKM-PS), Corporate Communications(UKM), 60547 Frankfurt am Main, Federal Republic of Germany, Tel.:+49-69-690-78547; Fax: +49-69-690-60548; E-mail: ;Internet: http://www.fraport.com

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