The mayor of Frankfurt, Peter Feldmann (SPD), was pleased that the traffic figures at Frankfurt airport will rise slowly again. At the same time, he criticized on Monday that the North-West runway will now be re-used, especially in the night hours. The airport is a major employer and an important economic factor. But the Covid-19-pandemic, resulting in a substantial reduction in the number of flights and less noise, opening also the Chance that the Airport, the city of Frankfurt and the Region would find a better ratio.
airport editor and correspondent of the Rhine-Main-Süd.F. A. Z.
this is The approached use of the Northwest runway in the sensitive night hours don't serve this goal, however, expressed Feldmann more. The Frankfurt city government is not to -, but lose weight to stay with the target that the aircraft movements would have to in this time. The mayor added that he was personally more for a night flight prohibition between 22 and 6 o'clock.
the slump in demand as a result of the Covid-19-pandemic
The airport operator Fraport AG published on Monday, the traffic figures for June. After the Frankfurt airport was one of 599314 passengers, a decrease of 90.9 percent, compared to the same month last year. Cumulated over the first half of the year 2020, the decline was in passenger volume at Germany's largest airport, 63.8 per cent. The development is to be in front of the travel restrictions and the slump in demand as a result of the Covid-19-pandemic owed. Accordingly, the lifting of the travel warning for 31 European countries in mid-June, and the advanced flight offer of the month led to a slight recovery in the passenger traffic in Frankfurt. In may, the Minus in the previous year had amounted to compared with 95.6%.Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 23:19