Frankfurt Growth

FRANKFURT AIRPORT in Germany handled more than 53 million passengers in 2010, an increase of 4.1% compared to 2009.  It also achieved a new record for airfreight tonnage, which jumped by 21.5% to 2,231,348 tonnes in the year.  Aircraft movements grew by 0.3% to 464,432 take-offs and landings.  This only modest increase in movements can be attributed to the numerous air traffic disruptions, including weather disturbances in Germany and the rest of Europe.