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Frankfurt Airport operator Fraport wants more low cost airlines to use the airport after its new runway is opened in 2011, Fraport's chief executive told a German weekly on Saturday.

Stefan Schulte said Fraport has already held initial discussions with some of these airlines, citing EasyJet as one of them.

The new runway could also offer growth prospects for airlines such as Air Berlin and those from Asia, WirtschaftsWoche quoted him as saying.

He said he expects a decline of "at least 6 percent" in passenger traffic this year compared with 2008.

"For the next two years, we expect only a slight recovery, which we estimate at around 2 percent," he added.