The Frankfurt Airport in 2010 racked up a record tonnage of cargo, which increased 21.5 percent to 2,231,348 metric tons, its parent FRA said Friday.
The substantial growth in cargo tonnage was achieved despite weather delays and cancellations, which limited aircraft movements to a small increase of 0.3 percent, FRA said.
Frankfurt is No. 6 on the JOC list of Top 30 International Cargo Airports.
In the reporting month of December 2010 the airport’s cargo rose 3.3 percent to 179,673 metric tons from the same month a year earlier, while weather disruptions severely curtailed passenger traffic.
"We completed the year with positive results overall, despite the onslaught of severe winter weather at the beginning and the end of 2010, despite strikes by airline staff and air traffic controllers in numerous European countries, and despite the multi-day shutdown of European airspace due to the ash cloud crisis," said Fraport executive board chairman Dr. Stefan Schulte.
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