Today, Fraport AG placed a corporate bond with a total volume of €1.15 billion and therefore one of the biggest unrated corporate bonds in Euro ever issued in the capital markets. Driven by strong investor demand, the bond issue was noticeably oversubscribed, enabling Fraport to place the bond at particularly favorable conditions for the Group. The issue was made in two tranches. The first tranche with a volume of €800 million has a term of seven years. The second tranche with a volume of €350 million was issued to increase the bond already issued in 2020 which matures in July 2024. 

The annual yield for the new seven-year bond was set at 1.925 percent, with an annual coupon of 1.875 percent. The annual yield for the increased existing bond was set at 1.034 percent, while the bond’s annual coupon remains unchanged at 1.625 percent. The nominal amount of the bond is divided into denominations of €1,000 each.

Dr. Matthias Zieschang, Fraport AG’s executive board member for finance and controlling (CFO), said: “Despite the extremely busy corporate bond market this week – with a total of 19 transactions in the eurozone so far amounting to about €13 billion – we have further enhanced our liquidity position at particularly favorable conditions. We have already raised a total of roughly €1.9 billion in new funding during the first three months of 2021 – thus ensuring excellent financial flexibility for Fraport. With today’s bond issue, the amount of our liquid funds and secured credit lines will increase to more than €4 billion as per end of March 2021.”

Purchased by various European institutional investors and retail intermediaries, the Fraport bond will be listed in the regulated market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. A bank consortium comprising BayernLB, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, DZ BANK and LBBW Bank acted as the joint lead-manager for the bond issue.

Über Fraport AG – Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide

One of the leading players in the global airport business, Fraport AG offers a wide range of operational and management solutions based on over 95 years of aviation expertise. Fraport’s portfolio of companies spans four continents with activities at 31 airports worldwide. In fiscal year 2019 (Dec. 31), Fraport generated sales of €3.7 billion and profit of about €454 million. More than 182 million passengers in 2019 used airports around the world in which Fraport has at least a 50 percent stake. Impacted by the Covid-19 global pandemic, Fraport’s majority-owned Group airports welcomed only 52 million passengers in 2020. Revenue reached €1.7 billion, while profit decreased to minus €690.4 million in fiscal 2020. In its Mission Statement, Fraport places the focus on its customers. The Group’s commitment to ensuring a "good trip" to all passengers and travelers is also reflected in its corporate slogan: "Gute Reise! We make it happen". This applies to all of Fraport’s business activities and services at Germany’s largest aviation hub in Frankfurt and the Group’s airports worldwide.

At its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base, Fraport welcomed more than 70.5 million passengers and handled 2.1 million metric tons of cargo (airfreight and airmail) in 2019. Only 18.8 million passengers traveled throu FRA in 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Cargo volumes still reached nearly 2.0 million metric tons in 2020. A leading hub in the global air transportation system, FRA continues to be one of Europe’s most important aviation gateways both in terms of passenger traffic and cargo tonnage.

Frankfurt Airport City has become Germany’s largest job complex at a single location, employing approximately 81,000 people at some 450 companies and organizations on site. Almost half of Germany’s population lives within a 200-kilometer radius of the FRA intermodal travel hub – the largest airport catchment area in Europe. FRA also serves as a magnet for other companies located throughout the economically vital Frankfurt-RMN (Rhine-Main-Neckar) region. Thanks to synergies associated with the region’s dynamic industries, networked expertise, and outstanding intermodal transportation infrastructure, FRA’s world route network enables Germany’s export-oriented businesses to flourish in global markets.

Likewise, FRA is a key gateway for companies wanting to access the huge European marketplace. Thus, Frankfurt Airport – which is strategically located in the heart of Europe – is one of the most important hubs in the global logistics chain.

Firmenkontakt und Herausgeber der Meldung:

Fraport AG – Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide
Flughafen Frankfurt am Main
60547 Frankfurt
Telefon: +49 (69) 690-0
Telefax: +49 (69) 078001

Torben Beckmann
Telefon: +49 (69) 690-70553
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