Fraport traffic figures 2020: Passenger volume as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic at a historically low level


Frankfurt (ots) – Significant declines in Frankfurt and at all international Group airports / cargo volumes only slightly declining in comparison

In 2020 Frankfurt Airport counted around 18.8 million passengers, a decrease of 73.4 percent compared to the previous year. With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, passenger numbers fell massively from mid-March. Air traffic largely came to a standstill between April and June – with declines of up to 98 percent on a weekly basis compared to the same period last year. After a slight recovery in the third quarter, rising infection numbers and the associated travel restrictions caused another and sustained slump in passenger numbers from September onwards.

Dr. Stefan Schulte, CEO of Fraport AG: “The past year presented the entire aviation industry with extreme challenges. The number of passengers in Frankfurt was at the level last seen in 1984. One ray of hope was the volume of freight: Despite the lack of additional loading capacity on passenger planes, we almost reached the previous year’s level. During the first lockdown in particular, air traffic was of great importance to ensure that the population was supplied with important medical goods. ”

The number of flight movements fell by 58.7 percent in 2020 to 212,235 take-offs and landings. The total of the maximum take-off weights fell by 53.3 percent to around 14.9 million tons. The cargo volume reached just under 2.0 million tons and was therefore only slightly lower in comparison (minus 8.3 percent).

In December, the number of passengers fell by 81.7 percent to 891,925 passengers. With 13,627 take-offs and landings, flight movements were down by 62.8 percent. The total of the maximum take-off weights recorded a decrease of 53.6 percent to around 1.1 million tons. The cargo volume increased by 9.0 percent to 185,687 tons in December, which is the third month in a row.

Looking forward, Dr. Schulte: “Due to the current vaccination programs, we are optimistic that the travel restrictions will gradually be reduced from spring onwards. We expect passenger traffic to pick up significantly in the second half of the year. Overall, however, we have another difficult year ahead of us. We expect that we will exceed the passenger volume of 2020 in Frankfurt, but will still only be around 35 to 45 percent of the previous high of 2019. ”

Partly massive declines also in the international portfolio

Passenger numbers also fell significantly at all airports in the international portfolio for 2020 as a whole. The individual locations were affected to varying degrees by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic over the months. At times, regular passenger traffic at individual airports (Ljubljana, Antalya and Lima) was discontinued, and in some cases extensive travel restrictions have been in effect almost everywhere since spring.

The number of passengers in Ljubljana, Slovenia fell by 83.3 percent to 288,235 passengers (minus 93.7 percent in December). The Brazilian airports in Fortaleza and Porto Alegre recorded a decrease of 56.7 percent to around 6.7 million passengers (minus 46.2 percent in December). The number of passengers at Lima Airport in Peru fell by 70.3 percent to around 7.0 million passengers (minus 61.6 percent in December).

The 14 Greek regional airports booked around 8.6 million passengers, a decrease of 71.4 percent (minus 85.3 percent in December). At the Bulgarian twin star airports Burgas and Varna, the number of passengers fell by 78.9 percent to around 1.0 million passengers (minus 69.7 percent in December).

The number of passengers at Antalya Airport in Turkey fell by 72.6 percent to around 9.7 million passengers (minus 69.8 percent in December). The airport in St. Petersburg, Russia, recorded a drop of 44.1 percent to around 10.9 million passengers (minus 38.5 percent in December). At Xi’an Airport in China, there was a slight recovery over the course of the year compared to the sharp decline in spring. The number of passengers here was around 31.0 million, a decrease of 34.2 percent (minus 14.8 percent in December).

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Angela Merkel’s party elected a chairman

The congress of the main party of the ruling coalition in Germany – the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) – elected on January 16 the Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Armin Laschet as its chairman. The 59-year-old politician won the second round, receiving 521 votes out of 991 of the delegates to the congress. 466 party members voted for his rival, CDU functionary Friedrich Merz.

In the first round, Merz, considered the likely successor of Chancellor Angela Merkel, overtook Laschette with 385 votes against 380. Norbert Röttgen, chairman of the foreign policy committee of the Bundestag, won another 224 votes. With such a result, the way to the second round was ordered to him, however, as Deutsche Welle writes, it was Röttgen’s supporters who eventually brought Laschet victory. Röttgen got a seat on the CDU presidium.

According to Deutsche Welle, Laschet was paired with the young Minister of Health Jens Spahn. In alliance with the popular Spahn Laschet, the fact that the Minister of Health is quite conservative plays into the hands. As deputy chairman of the CDU, he will attract conservative party members who would be dissatisfied with Lashet’s liberal-centrist course. According to the German edition, Merkel campaigned for Lashet’s candidacy from the sidelines. Laschet was supported by the head of Merkel’s office, Helge Braun, who spoke out in favor of someone with experience in government. Laschet turned out to be such a person, although he headed the executive branch of only one federal state, even the most densely populated one. The minister at the federal level from 2009 to 2012 was Laschet Röttgen’s opponent, but his work experience can hardly be considered successful – Chancellor Merkel removed Röttgen from the post of Minister of the Environment.


the black year of Croatia

“The year 2020 will be marked with a black stone” comments Dimsa, a resident of Zabreb. A first earthquake in March, the most violent since the “great quake” of 1880, a health crisis and a new earthquake: the year has not been easy in Croatia.

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The authorities have declared a day of national mourning, Saturday, January 2, in tribute to the seven victims and the wounded of the magnitude 6.4 earthquake which razed houses, gutted buildings and buried cars under mountains of rubble, Tuesday, December 29, in the center of the country.

The earthquakes hit Banovina, at the heart of a triangle comprising the heavily affected towns of Petrinja, Glina and Sisak. Hundreds of buildings, houses, administrative buildings and schools were damaged. Entire districts of Petrinja and Sisak remain without power.

A few hours before New Year’s Eve, several hundred people could not return home, spending the night in barracks, schools or with relatives. For fear of the pandemic caused by the coronavirus, some prefer to sleep in their cars.

Wave of solidarity

The earthquake, with new tremors of magnitude 4.8 and 4.7, still recorded on Wednesday, December 30, triggered a wave of solidarity across the country. Red Cross volunteers distributed food, clothing, blankets and hygiene products to residents. Hundreds of Croats have offered their holiday homes in the region or on the Adriatic coast. Former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has made his hotel on the island of Pag available to the homeless.

President Zoran Milanovic and Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic visited the disaster area. Slovenian Janez Lenarcic, European Commissioner for Crisis Management, visited the site. Brussels must send aid, in the form of tents, beds and electric heaters.

Pope Francis’ message

Pope Francis sent a message of sympathy to the overwhelmingly Catholic population. “I pray in particular for those who lost their lives” said the pontiff. “I hope that the country’s authorities, with the help of the international community, will soon be able to alleviate the suffering of the dear Croatian people”.

After the magnitude 5.3 earthquake of March 22 which caused significant damage in Zagreb, a “restoration fund” was created at the end of October 2020, associating the Croatian State, the municipality of the capital and its region, with the support of the World Bank. The mayor of Pretinja demanded the inclusion of the disaster area in his perimeter of action, without waiting for the vote of a new law by the parliament

A region traumatized by conflict

South-east of Zagreb, Banovina, one of Croatia’s poorest regions, was the scene of deadly clashes between Serbian and Croatian forces, accompanied by numerous population displacements, during the war for independence between 1991 and 1995 .

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Not to mention the trauma of World War II, between May and August 1941, when the Ustasha of the Croatian Independent State (NDH), allied with Nazi Germany, massacred more than 2,000 Serbian peasants in the town of Glina. ” This disaster provides the government and economic actors with an opportunity to get this region out of underdevelopment by rebuilding infrastructure and promoting private investment. Wants to believe Mateo Zokalj, consultant in Zagreb.


Google celebrates the end of the year with a colorful ‘doodle’

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Google celebrates the end of the year 2020 with a ‘doodle’.

The world is in full celebration for say goodbye to a terrifying 2020, worthy of the best horror movies, and the tech giant Google He wanted to join the farewell of the year by providing his typical note of color. The most powerful search engine on the internet wishes a happy new year to its millions of users with a ‘doodle’ dedicated to congratulating the new start of the course.

“Happy New Year! It has been a crazy year, but the 2020 clock is ticking. The countdown begins now, and when the clock hits midnight a new year will spread its wings!”, Says Google in its ‘doodle’ .

Congratulations from the American company spans the five continents and it reaches practically every country on the planet, with only the exception of a few. When the user clicks on the ‘doodle’, the search engine directs to a search page about New Year’s Eve and a colorful shower of confetti is displayed all over the screen.

Google thus says goodbye to a catastrophic year for humanity, which will surely be underlined in the history books and in the memory of all the people who lived through the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken hundreds of thousands of human lives and will leave behind. of itself very hard economic consequences.

Google honors historical milestones or dates with its doodles

The Internet is a large newspaper library and therefore you can consult the most important doodles, such as the Gregorian calendar, as well as its history or creators on the following page:

These small virtual works of art, like the anniversary of thedetermination of the speed of lightThey can be purchased and even decorate any type of object such as shirts, stamps or skateboards through your virtual store.

The history of doodle

Google usually decorates the letters of its logo to celebrate the anniversaries of famous people or key dates in the world of science or culture, such as the birth of Charles Chaplin, the Nobel winners, the anniversary of ‘Don Quixote’ or some relevant or new event or the Gregorian calendar.

The famous search engine has surprised with interactive doodles, such as the one he commemorated with the 30th anniversary of ‘Pac-Man’, that allowed to play the famous video game.

Other notable doodles were the one dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon, with a video that reviewed the imagery of the Beatle; the 60th anniversary of the publication of ‘The Astronauts’ by Stanislaw Lem, with several mini-games, or the incredible dedicated to Les Paul, recreating a guitar inspired by the master of the six strings that allowed users to compose songs.


Gijón Basket starts the year against Porriño

Gijón Basket, which passed a new serological test yesterday afternoon in which all the players tested negative, receives Porriño at the Palacio de los Deportes (17 hours) in a match corresponding to the second day of the league in the group ” AC ”of the EBA League and that was postponed at the time due to positives in the Galician team.

The Gijón squad had to stop for more than a week after the positive detected in their ranks and will face the match without the Campoamor contest, in the last phase of recovery from his injury, and without the pivot Oyelowo who could not play since it was registered at the time the match should have been played.

Fran Sánchez will have only 8 players for a game that will measure the two teams that have played the fewest games so far, four from Gijón and three from Galicia, when they have played eight games, so the current classification is totally unreal.

The Gijón coach warns of the potential of the rival so he expects the support of the fans, 300 maximum.


Riot Games provides information about its games

League of Legends universe live stream

Riot Games announced during the 2021 season what is planned for the League of Legends universe in 2021. Appropriate video material is also available for viewing.

League of Legends

  • Viego, the fallen king, appears in a new video sequence and has a threat in tow that could plunge the world into chaos.
  • Players will have the option to vote on the content they want to see in-game – from champion reworks to themes.
  • The ranking season has started. Teams can start their season with a clash tournament that will take place on January 16-17.
  • Extensive changes to the items allow players to adapt their champions to any situation.

Teamfight Tactics

  • This month the “Destinies” update will be released. The update enriches the mystical world of destinies with a new ranking arena as well as new champions, attributes and little legends.
  • The fate championship will take place in spring. The regional qualifying rounds have already started.
  • Later in the spring, good and bad will compete against each other in a corrupted convergence in the course of the 5th set.
  • A new, faster mode for TFT is also being released, in which the games do not last twenty minutes.

League of Legends: Wild Rift

  • League of Legends: Wild Rift Regional Open Beta, the League version for mobile and consoles, continues.
  • Wild Rift launches in America in March.
  • Riot wants to bring the game to as many players as possible this year and release a lot of new content over the course of the year, mostly about events.
  • Anyone can be among the first to climb the rankings: Wild Rift’s first official ranked season begins this week.
  • Just like in the early days of the PC version of League, two Champions will be released per month in 2021 – three already confirmed Champs are Katarina, Rammus and the updated Dr. Mundo.
  • The ARAM mode for Wild Rift is under development.
  • Runeterra can now also be discovered through the eyes of its youngest champions during the “Yordle Expedition” – the Wild Rift’s most ambitious event to date. The event will take place in January 2021 and will revolve around Teemo, Lulu, Corki, Tristana and Kennen.

Legends of Runeterra

  • In 2021, Riot is focused on improving its approach to the champions and adding additional social features to LoR while introducing new regions.
  • The next region that will add to LoR is the magnificent ancient land of Shurima. In Shurima, players explore a rich history and exciting future over the course of three expansions, while exciting new gameplay elements are released at the same time – searching for buried relics, predicting the future, or tapping into the godlike power of the ascended.
  • This year, LoR is focusing more than ever on the champions and new ways to get them out more often. It starts with Aphelios, who is coming to LoR next month.
  • Riot wants to give players more opportunities to enjoy LoR with their friends, so it’s launching its first cooperative lab on January 13th. Riot also continues to invest in competitions this year and will kick off the next seasonal tournament at the end of February.


  • New metagame, new stars, new attitude. Now the next decade of League of Legends begins.
    • The vision: LoL e-sports should bring joy to billions of fans worldwide.
    • Riot Games is building a thriving, cross-generational global sport.
  • Riot will expand esports to other games with the League IP and has the following goals:
    • Bigger TFT seasons
    • LoR competitions
    • Wild Rift
  • There is movement in the regional leagues.
    • Three regions are realigning (LCK, LCS, CBLoL)
    • Two regions are switching to long-term partnership models – also known as “franchising” (LCK, CBLoL)

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Doctor Myasnikov told when to call an ambulance for coronavirus and how long to stay at home after being ill

Doctor Myasnikov urges not to rush to the hospital without indications for hospitalization

Photo: Yulia PYKHALOVA

As of January 8, 2021, 23,525 new cases of coronavirus infection were detected in Russia. Doctor Alexander Myasnikov spoke about the basic rules of behavior if you have a covid.

When should an ambulance be called?

1. If shortness of breath occurs even with little exercise or at rest.

Usually, with covid, shortness of breath may appear between the 4th and 8th days. If it is moderate, does not interfere with the conversation and allows you to climb, for example, 2 flights of stairs, then in young people without chronic diseases this is unlikely to indicate a problem. If shortness of breath appears on the 2nd – 3rd day from the first onset of symptoms (fever, cough), restricts physical activity or occurs at rest, this is always serious, ”Dr. Myasnikov writes on his website.

2. Symptoms of dehydration: dizziness, dry mouth, palpitations, harsh urination.

3. Constantly high temperature above 38.

4. Lethargy, drowsiness, apathy, confusion of thoughts.

5. Blood oxygen saturation is below 94%.

It makes sense to have a pulse oximeter at home along with a thermometer.

“A simple and cheap device, put on a finger and shows the numbers of blood oxygen saturation. Indicators 94% and below are the basis for hospitalization, “- says Alexander Myasnikov.

When can you stay at home?

1. Temperature up to 38 degrees.

The normal human body temperature is not at all 36.6, but 37.5. This is if measurements are taken under the arm.

2. Body aches, muscle pain, headache, sore throat.

3. Cough without shortness of breath.

! Important. Dr. Myasnikov urges not to rush to the hospital without indications for hospitalization, since any hospital treatment implies getting into the aggressive environment of an infectious diseases hospital with risks of nosocomial infection not only with the virus, but also with many bacteria.

“There is no cure for the coronavirus. They are not in hospitals either, ”recalled Dr. Myasnikov. – Therefore, people with a severe course of the disease go there. We cannot cure the virus, but we can manage complications: give oxygen, treat systemic thrombosis, prevent a “cytokine storm” (a condition in which the immune system attacks a person himself, – editor’s note), treat bacterial complications, connect artificial kidney or ventilation breathing “.

The doctor suggests treating a mild course of the disease in “grandmother’s ways”:

– bed rest,

– plentiful drink,

– fruits, broths,

– fresh air (room ventilation),

– antipyretics (paracetamol) as needed,

– patience and a positive attitude.

How long to stay at home?

A recovered patient may end the isolation if:

1. It took 10 days from the onset of symptoms, plus 3 more days when no symptoms were observed at all.

EXAMPLES: A. symptoms lasted 3 days. So after 10 + 3 = 13 days from the onset of symptoms. B. Symptoms lasted 14 days. So 14 + 3 = 17 days after the onset of symptoms.

2. An asymptomatic patient with a positive test for coronavirus may end the isolation just 10 days after the test.


The year 2020 in retro, our dossier

Dates and images that marked the year

♦ Twenty dates that marked the year 2020

Covid-19 pandemic, confinement, election of Joe Biden, Brexit, protests in Hong Kong, death of Samuel Paty, explosion in Beirut, trial of the January 2015 attacks … A look back at 20 highlights that made the news in 2020.

♦ In 2020, good news … despite everything

Despite the Covid-19, the year 2020 was punctuated by positive events. The fight against feminicides, a peace agreement, the development of a vaccine or even the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, an update on the good news of this year which ends.

♦ Photos of 2020 that are good for morale

The year 2020 is also about solidarity, fraternity, isolated initiatives that bring us together. “La Croix” has selected a few photos which remind us, through the shadows, that this year was also punctuated by light.

Religious news on video

♦ Highlights of religious news in 2020

On the occasion of the special issue of The Cross, the year of religions, return to religious news in 2020, marked in France by two attacks, the difficult maintenance of worship and links between believers during confinements, and by publications of Pope Francis, in particular the encyclical All Brothers.

A look back at the presidential year

♦ 2020, the year that changed the five-year term

On December 31, 2019, Emmanuel Macron affirmed that “The decade which opens can be ours”. “My dear fellow citizens, this year 2020 will have been trying for all of us”, declared a year later its Prime Minister Jean Castex. What separates these two quotes, everyone knows: a year under the sign of Covid-19.


♦ How 2020 has changed my life

Marked by the pandemic, the year which has just ended has turned the lives of the French people upside down, whether they have fallen ill or not. To understand the magnitude of these tremors, “La Croix” asked five people to tell how this crisis has changed them.

Culture: our favorites for 2020

♦ Books that marked 2020

Subjective return to the year 2020 in bookstores, with literary and spiritual works that offered reflection and breath to this singular period.

♦ The year 2020 in five discs

Confined, deprived of concerts and festivals, the musicians were not at the party in 2020. This year has fortunately seen the emergence of magnificent musical projects that we hope to be able to hear on stage in 2021. Back on five favorites , five records to keep and listen to.

♦ The year 2020 in five films

Despite rooms closed for more than five months, attendance down by nearly 70% and the virtual absence of American releases, some films have managed to re-enchant a daily life heavily weighed down by the health crisis. Our five necessarily subjective favorites of the year.

♦ Five shows of the year 2020 to see online

The first cultural sector affected by the health crisis, the living scene will not be able to find its audience before the start of 2021. Fortunately, theater, music and even dance have been able to continue to survive thanks to a rich online programming. The cross offers a selection of 5 shows.

♦ Five memorable exhibitions of 2020

Shaken up by the pandemic, the 2020 museum program still offered superb exhibitions. Here are our five favorites, to find through their catalogs and filmed visits on the Internet.


New details of the state of health of Alisa Freundlich, who became ill with coronavirus

"Komsomolskaya Pravda" I learned how Alisa Freindlich, who is sick with coronavirus, feels.

“Komsomolskaya Pravda” found out how Alisa Freindlich, who is sick with coronavirus, feels.

Photo: Alexander GLUZ

“Komsomolskaya Pravda” continues to monitor the health of Alisa Freundlich, who has been in a St. Petersburg hospital for a week due to coronavirus infection. Recall that almost the entire family fell ill with the infection – the daughter and granddaughter of the People’s Artist of the USSR. Before the New Year, the doctors reported that Alisa Brunovna was admitted to the intensive care unit. She breathed on her own, except that she received oxygen support from a mask, and even asked doctors to borrow a cigarette. Now the grave condition persists, but there are reasons for optimism.

– Alisa Brunovna’s condition is stable. She is in the intensive care unit as it is a holiday now and needs constant monitoring. She is in a good, optimistic mood. She shows her strong character, she is very friendly and understanding with the staff. We believe that it has overcome the crisis. According to laboratory data, there is an encouraging situation, – a source in the infectious diseases hospital told KP-Petersburg.

We add that 86-year-old Freundlich was admitted to the hospital with a lung lesion of 36 percent. As for the state of health of the granddaughter and daughter of the artist, they felt better.


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ThyssenKrupp Elevator increases its sales in the year of its change of ownership

ThyssenKrupp Elevator closed its last fiscal year, in which the spin-off of its parent company took place, with sales of 7,915 million euros, 1% more than the previous year.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator, with two factories for escalators and airport walkways in Mieres and an innovation center in Gijón, closed its 2019-2020 financial year on September 30. A month earlier, it had announced that it would become an independent company after the acquisition by the consortium led by Advent and Cinven was completed. Despite the change of ownership and the crisis that arose as a result of covid-19, the company has not seen its income diminish thanks, according to the company, to “an approach focused on the stability of services and digital transformation.”