Frankfurt Airport

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is one of the world's most important international airports. To meet the growing demand in air transportation, FRA must expand its capacities.


Frankfurt Airport (FRA) plays a key role in international air transportation. One of the most important air transportation hubs in Europe, FRA is at the center of the major part of intra-European air service networks and offers connecting services to long-haul destinations in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Australia. FRA is also the home base of Deutsche Lufthansa, one of the world's most successful airlines.

Frankfurt Airport is a transportation hub used by airlines from across the world. Deutsche Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partners account for the lion's share of traffic at FRA.

With more than 53 million passengers in 2008, they rank eighth in the league table of the world's largest airports. Compared on the European level, they are number two in terms of passengers after London-Heathrow. In terms of airfreight and airmail they are also number two in Europe, with more than 2 million metric tons per year. On the national level, FRA accounts for about 32 percent ot the total German passenger air traffic and for about 63 percent of the total airfreight traffic. With currently more than 70, 000 people working at the airport, FRA is the biggest employement complex at a single location in Germany.

During the 2008/9 winter timetable season some 117 international scheduled airlines served FRA, offering services to 272 destinations around the globe. This wide range of air services makes FRA especially attractive for both non-transfer passengers and transfer passengers, as well as for many business travelers and freight. Up until 2001 the number of airline passengers at FRA had been continuously growing over a long period. The terror attacks on 11 September 2001, the global economic slowdown, and the SARS epidemic caused a downturn in passenger numbers, but in comparison with other airports the reduction tended to be slight. Experience has taught them that such growth dips are compensated again over the time.

Expanding capacity at Frankfurt Airport requires construction of a new landing runway, a third passenger terminal (Terminal 3), and a new maintenance hangar for the new A380 long-haul widebody aircraft.

Fraport AG has earmarked a total of approximately €4 billion for the airport expansion program. This currently makes it the most significant privately financed investment project in Germany, which will have positive effects on the construction industry and medium and small-sized businesses, especially in the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region.

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Location

Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt am Main 60547
Germany

Contact Info
Telephone: 
01805 3724636 or 01805 FRAINFO (for calls from within Germany, 14 ct/min). For calls from other countries: +49 69 690-0

Frankfurt / M-Flughafen Weather info
Broken clouds, fog

Location of this weather station:
2.1 km East

Reported on:
Sun, 2018-12-16 15:50


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