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Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF) (German: Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, also known as Rhein-Main-Flughafen) is a major international airport located in Frankfurt, the fifth-largest city of Germany
Germany
and one of the world's leading financial centres. It is operated by Fraport
Fraport
and serves as the main hub for Lufthansa
Lufthansa
including Lufthansa CityLine and Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Cargo as well as Condor and AeroLogic. The airport covers an area of 2,300 hectares (5,683 acres) of land and features two passenger terminals with a capacity of approximately 65 million passengers per year, four runways and extensive logistics and maintenance facilities. Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport is the busiest airport by passenger traffic in Germany
Germany
as well as the 4th busiest in Europe after London Heathrow Airport, Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport
Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport
and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The airport is also the 13th busiest worldwide by total number of passengers in 2016,[5] with 60.786 million passengers using the airport in 2016. In 2017 Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport handled 64.500 million passengers.It also had a freight throughput of 2.076 million metric tonnes in 2015 and is the busiest airport in Europe by cargo traffic. As of summer 2017, Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport serves more than 300 destinations in 5 continents, making it the airport with the most direct routes in the world.[6] The southern side of the airport ground was home to the Rhein-Main Air Base, which was a major air base for the United States
United States
from 1947 until 2005, when the air base was closed and the property was acquired by Fraport. In 2017 passengers at the airport increased by 6.1% to 64,500,386 compared to 2016. The airport celebrated its 80th anniversary in July 2016.[7]

Contents

1 Location 2 History

2.1 First airport 2.2 Second airport

2.2.1 World War II 2.2.2 Berlin
Berlin
Airlift 2.2.3 Growth of the airport 2.2.4 The new main terminal 2.2.5 The third runway 2.2.6 Terminal 2 and the second railway station 2.2.7 Closure of the Rhein-Main Air Base 2.2.8 The Airbus A380
Airbus A380
and The Squaire 2.2.9 The fourth runway 2.2.10 Developments since 2011

3 Facilities

3.1 Terminals

3.1.1 Terminal 1 3.1.2 Terminal 2 3.1.3 Terminal overview 3.1.4 Lufthansa
Lufthansa
First Class Terminal

3.2 SkyLine 3.3 Runways 3.4 Future expansions

3.4.1 Terminal 3 (under construction) 3.4.2 Passenger Transport System

4 Airlines and destinations 5 Cargo airlines and destinations

5.1 CargoCity

6 Other facilities

6.1 Airport City

6.1.1 Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport Centres 6.1.2 Airport City Mall 6.1.3 The Squaire 6.1.4 Main Airport Centre 6.1.5 Sheraton Hotel & Conference Centre 6.1.6 Gateway Gardens

6.2 Further users

7 Statistics

7.1 Passenger numbers 7.2 Route statistics

8 Ground transport

8.1 Rail

8.1.1 Regional station 8.1.2 Long-distance station

8.2 Car 8.3 Bus and coaches 8.4 Ground transport statistics

9 Incidents and accidents 10 In media 11 See also 12 References 13 External links

Location[edit] Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport lies 12 km (7.5 mi) southwest of central Frankfurt,[3] near the Autobahn
Autobahn
intersection Frankfurter Kreuz, where two of the most heavily used motorways in Europe (A3 and A5) meet. The airport grounds, which form a city district of Frankfurt
Frankfurt
named Frankfurt-Flughafen, are surrounded by the Frankfurt
Frankfurt
City Forest. The southern portion of the airport grounds extend partially into the cities of Rüsselsheim am Main
Rüsselsheim am Main
and Mörfelden-Walldorf, and a western portion of the grounds lie within the city of Kelsterbach. The airport is centrally located in the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main
Frankfurt/Rhine-Main
region, Germany's third-largest metropolitan region, which itself has a central location in the densely populated region of the west-central European megalopolis. Thereby, along with a strong rail and motorway connection, the airport serves as a major transport for the greater region, less than two hours by ground to Cologne, the Ruhr Area, and Stuttgart. History[edit]

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The base opened as a German commercial airport in 1936, with the northern part of the base used as a field for fixed-wing aircraft and the extreme southern part near Zeppelinheim
Zeppelinheim
serving as a base for rigid airships. That section of Rhein-Main later became the base for the Graf Zeppelin, its sister ship LZ-130, and, until 6 May 1937, for the ill-fated Hindenburg. The airships were dismantled and their huge hangars demolished on 6 May 1940 during conversion of the base to military use. Luftwaffe engineers subsequently extended the single runway and erected hangars and other facilities for German military aircraft. During World War II the Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
used the field sporadically as a fighter base and as an experimental station for jet aircraft. First airport[edit] On 16 November 1909, the world's first airline was founded in Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am Main: The Deutsche Luftschiffahrts-Aktiengesellschaft (DELAG). DELAG
DELAG
then built the first airport in Frankfurt, called Airship
Airship
Base at Rebstock, which was located in Bockenheim in the western part of the city and was primarily used for airships in the beginning. It opened in 1912 and was extended after World War I, but in 1924 an expert's report already questioned the possibility of further expansions at this location. With the foundation of Deutsche Luft Hansa
Deutsche Luft Hansa
in 1926 a rapid boom of civilian air travel started and soon the airship base became too small to handle the demand. Plans for a new and larger airport located in the Frankfurt
Frankfurt
City Forest south-west of Schwanheim were approved in 1930, but were not realised due to the Great Depression. After the Machtergreifung
Machtergreifung
in 1933 the government revived the plans and started the construction of the new airport. Second airport[edit]

Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport in 1936, with several Ju 52/3ms and Fw 200s of Deutsche Lufthansa

On the northern part of the airport originated in 1935 a two-storey station building with a six-storey tower, and other operating and outbuildings for maintenance and storage of aircraft. The approximately 100 hectares runway received a grass cover. The official opening of the new Flug- und Luftschiffhafen Rhein-Main took place on July 8, 1936. The first plane that landed was a Ju 52/3m, Six days later, on 14 July 1936 LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin
LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin
landed at the airport. 1936 800 tons of cargo and 58,000 passengers were transported, in 1937 70,000 passengers and 966 tons of cargo. In the coming years, the new airport was home base of the two largest German airships LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin
LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin
and LZ 129 Hindenburg
LZ 129 Hindenburg
. In 1938 Frankfurt
Frankfurt
was a central distribution point for the transport of airmail to North America. On May 6, 1937, it came to a serious accident: The Hindenburg , on the way from Frankfurt
Frankfurt
to New York, exploded shortly before application in the landing area of Lakehurst, 36 people died. The accident marked the end of the regular air shipping traffic and the end of the era of airships. World War II[edit] After the beginning of World War II
World War II
in 1939 all foreign airlines left the airport and control of air traffic was transferred to the Luftwaffe. On 9 May 1940, the first bombers took off to attack France. From August to November 1944 a concentration camp was established in Walldorf, close to the airport site, where Jewish female prisoners were forced to work for the airport. The Allies of World War II destroyed the runway system with airstrikes in 1944 and the Wehrmacht blew up buildings and fuel depots in 1945, shortly before the US Army took control of the airport on 25 March 1945. After the German Instrument of Surrender the war in Europe ended and the US Army started to build a new temporary runway at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport. The southern part of the airport ground was occupied to build the Rhein-Main Air Base
Rhein-Main Air Base
as an Air Force Base
Air Force Base
for the United States
United States
Air Forces in Europe. Berlin
Berlin
Airlift[edit]

Rhein-Main Air Base
Rhein-Main Air Base
during the Berlin
Berlin
Airlift

In 1948 the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
blocked the Western Allies' rail and road access to the sectors of West Berlin
West Berlin
under Allied control. Their aim was to force the western powers to allow the Soviet zone to start supplying Berlin
Berlin
with food and fuel, thereby giving the Soviets practical control over the entire city. In response, the Western Allies organised the Berlin Airlift
Berlin Airlift
to carry supplies via air to the people in West Berlin. The airports in Frankfurt, Hamburg
Hamburg
and Hannover were the primary bases for Allied aircraft. The heavy use of these so-called "Raisin Bombers" caused damage to the runway in Frankfurt and forced the US Army
US Army
to build a second parallel runway. The airlift ended in September 1949 after the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
ended their blockade. Growth of the airport[edit]

Civil air traffic at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport in 1951

An Iran Air
Iran Air
Boeing 707–320B at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport in 1970

In 1951 restrictions for German air travellers were lifted and civil air traffic started to grow again. In 1952 Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport handled more than 400,000 passengers; a year later it was more than half a million. About 100 to 120 aeroplanes took off from and landed in Frankfurt
Frankfurt
daily. In 1955, Lufthansa
Lufthansa
resumed flights to and from Frankfurt
Frankfurt
and in the same year the Federal Republic of Germany
Germany
gained its air sovereignty back from the Allies. In 1957 the northern runway was extended, first to 3,000 m (9,843 ft) and then to 3,900 m (12,795 ft), to make it compatible with jet aircraft. The airport did not emerge as a major international airline hub until 1958 when a new passenger terminal called Empfangsanlage Ost (Terminal East, literally "Arrival Facility East") opened in the north-east corner of the airport site. Only four years later it was clear that the terminal was already too small for the demand. In 1961 Frankfurt already had 2.2 million passengers and 81,000 take-offs and landings, making it the second busiest airport in Europe behind London–Heathrow. In 1962 it was decided to build an even larger terminal with a capacity of 30 million passengers per year. Work on this terminal began in 1965. The southern runway was extended to 3,750 m (12,303 ft) in 1964. In 1970 a new hangar was inaugurated; this accommodated six jet aircraft and was the world's largest hangar at the time. The new main terminal[edit]

Check-in concourse A in Terminal 1

The new terminal, called Terminal Mitte (Central Terminal, today known as Terminal 1) is divided into three concourses (A, B and C) with 56 gates and an electric baggage handling system. Everything opened to the public on 14 March 1972. It was assumed that the terminal capacity would be sufficient for the next 30 years. Along with the new terminal a railway station ( Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport station) was opened, the first airport railway station in the Federal Republic of Germany. A few days later the old Empfangsanlage Ost was closed. The third runway[edit] Planning for a third runway (called Startbahn 18 West) began in 1973. This project spawned massive protests by residents and environmentalists. The main points of conflict were increasing noise and pollution and the cutting down of protected trees in the Frankfurt City Forest. While the protests and related lawsuits were unsuccessful in preventing the construction of the runway, the Startbahn West protests were one of the major crystallisation points for the German environmental movement of the 1980s. The protests even continued after the runway had been opened in 1984 and in 1987 two police officers were killed by a gunman. This incident ended the Startbahn West protests for good. Because of its orientation in the north–south direction, in contrast to the other two runways which run east–west, the use of the third runway is limited. The Startbahn West can only be used for takeoffs to the south because otherwise they would interfere with air traffic at the other runways. Due to this restriction the runway must be partially or fully closed when northward winds are too strong. Terminal 2 and the second railway station[edit]

The apron of Terminal 2

In 1990, work on a new terminal (Terminal 2) began because it was anticipated that Terminal Mitte would reach its capacity limit sooner than expected. The new terminal, divided into concourses D and E, was built to the east of the existing terminal where once the Empfangsanlage Ost had been. With its opening in 1994, Frankfurt Airport increased its terminal capacity to 54 million passengers per year. Along with the terminal opening, a people mover system called Sky Line was established to provide a fast connection between Terminal 2 and Terminal Mitte (now renamed Terminal 1). In 1999 a second railway station, primarily for InterCityExpress long-distance trains (called Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport long-distance station), opened near Terminal 1 as part of the new Cologne–Frankfurt high-speed rail line. At the same time local and regional rail services were based at the existing underground station, now renamed Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport regional station. Closure of the Rhein-Main Air Base[edit] On 30 December 2005, the Rhein-Main Air Base
Rhein-Main Air Base
in the southern part of the airport ground was closed and the US Air Force moved to Ramstein Air Base. The property was handed back to Fraport
Fraport
which allows the airport to use it to build a new passenger terminal. The property of the housing area for the soldiers, called Gateway Gardens, which was located north-east of the airport site, was given back to the city of Frankfurt
Frankfurt
in the same year and will be developed as a business district in the following years. The Airbus A380
Airbus A380
and The Squaire[edit] From 2005 to 2007 a large Airbus A380
Airbus A380
maintenance facility was built at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport because Lufthansa
Lufthansa
wanted to station their future A380 aircraft fleet there. Due to economic constraints only half of the facility has been built so far. Both terminals also underwent major renovations in order to handle the A380, including the installation of a third boarding bridge at several gates. Lufthansa's first Airbus A380
Airbus A380
went into operation in June 2010 and was named Frankfurt
Frankfurt
am Main.

Aerial view of the central airport buildings including The Squaire
The Squaire
in the back

In 2011 a large office building called The Squaire
The Squaire
(a portmanteau of square and air) opened at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport. It was built on top of the Airport long-distance station and is considered the largest office building in Germany
Germany
with 140,000 m2 (1,500,000 sq ft) floor area. Main tenants are KPMG
KPMG
and two Hilton Hotels. Since 2012 the people mover " The Squaire
The Squaire
Metro" connects the Squaire with the nine-storey parking structure. On a length of about 300 metres the so-called MiniMetro
MiniMetro
system with its two cabins can carry up to 1,300 passengers per hour.[8] The constructor of the system was the Italian manufacturer Leitner. The fourth runway[edit] Plans to build a fourth runway at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport had been underway since 1997 but, due to violent conflicts with the building of the third runway, Fraport
Fraport
let residents' groups and environmentalists participate in the process to find a mutually acceptable solution. In 2000, a task force presented their conclusion which generally approved a new runway, but in shorter length (only 2.8 kilometres compared to the other three 4-kilometre-long runways) which would serve as a landing-only runway for smaller aircraft. Additional requirements included improved noise protection arrangements and a strict ban on night flights between 11 pm and 5 am across the whole airport. In 2001, Fraport
Fraport
applied for an approval to build a new runway, with three possible variants assessed. This concluded that a runway north-west of the airport site would have the least impact on local residents and the surrounding environment. The plans were approved by the Hessian government in December 2007, but the requested ban on night flights was lifted because it was argued that an international airport like Frankfurt
Frankfurt
would need night flights, especially for worldwide freight transport. Construction of the new 2,800 m (9,186 ft) long Runway
Runway
Northwest in the Kelsterbach Forest began in early 2009. Developments since 2011[edit] The new runway officially went into operation on 20 October 2011, with an aircraft carrying Chancellor Angela Merkel, performing the first landing on 21 October. The centre line separation from the existing north runway is about 1,400 m (4,593 ft). This allows simultaneous instrument landing system (ILS) operations on these two runways, which has not been possible on the other parallel runways, which do not meet the 3,500-foot minimum separation for ILS operations.[9] This allowed the airport to increase its capacity from 83 to 126 aircraft movements per hour.[10][11] On 11 October 2011, the Hessian Administration Court ruled that night flights between 11pm and 5am (the so-called Mediationsnacht) are no longer allowed at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport after the inauguration of the new runway, and therefore overrode the approval from the Hessian government from 2007 which allowed 17 scheduled flights per night. On 4 April 2012 the German Administrative Court confirmed the decision of the Hessian Administration Court, banning night flights between 11pm and 5am.[12] To handle the predicted passenger amount of about 90 million in 2020, a new terminal section adjacent to Terminal 1 for an additional six million passengers opened on 10 October 2012. It is called Flugsteig A-Plus and exclusively used by Lufthansa
Lufthansa
mainly for their long-haul flights. Flugsteig A-Plus features eight parking positions and is able to handle four Airbus A380
Airbus A380
or seven Boeing 747
Boeing 747
at once.[13] In November 2016, Ryanair
Ryanair
announced to open a new base at Frankfurt Airport starting four routes to Spain
Spain
and Portugal. This sparked severe criticism especially from Lufthansa, as Ryanair
Ryanair
was granted high discounts and incentives regarding the airport's fees.[14] On 28 February 2017 Ryanair
Ryanair
announced its winter progamme for Frankfurt which will see a further 20 new routes been added which are Athens, Barcelona, Brindisi, Catania, Glasgow, Gran Canaria, Kraków, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, Pisa, Porto, Seville, Tenerife, Toulouse, Valencia and Venice London Stansted, Madrid and Milan and Manchester from Winter 2017. Facilities[edit] Terminals[edit] Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport has two large main passenger terminals (1 and 2) and a much smaller dedicated First Class Terminal which is operated and exclusively used by Lufthansa. As is the case at London's Heathrow Airport and Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles International Airport
(bar the Tom Bradley International Terminal), terminal operations are grouped for airlines and airline alliances rather than into domestic and international routes. Terminal 1[edit]

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 is the older and larger one of the two passenger terminals. The landside is 420 metres long. It has been enlarged several times and is divided into concourses A, B, C and Z and has a capacity of approximately 50 million passengers per year. Terminal 1 is functionally divided into three levels, the departures level on the upper floor with check-in counters, the arrivals level with baggage claim areas on the ground floor and, underneath, a distribution floor with access to the regional station and underground and multilevel parking. Departures and arrivals levels each have separate street approaches. A bus station is located at arrivals level. Terminal 1 has a total of 103 gates, which include 54 gates equipped with jetways (25 in Concourse A, 18 in Concourse B, 11 in Concourse C). Pier A was extended by 500 metres in 2000, and a link between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, as well as the Hall C extension opened in 2008.[15] On 10 October 2012, an 800-metre-long westward expansion of Terminal 1 called Pier A-Plus went into operation. It provides more stands for wide-body aircraft like the Airbus A380.[16] Terminal 1 is primarily used by Lufthansa, its associated companies (Brussels Airlines, Eurowings, Swiss International Air Lines
Swiss International Air Lines
and Austrian Airlines) and its Star Alliance
Star Alliance
partners (e.g. Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Croatia Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
and United Airlines). Terminal 2[edit]

Terminal 2

Terminal 2, which has a capacity of 15 million passengers a year, was opened in 1994 and is divided into concourses D and E. A continuous concourse between Terminal 1C and 2D provides direct, but non-public access between the two terminals. It has eight gates with jetways and 34 apron stands, a total of 42 gates and is able to handle wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A380. Terminal 2 is primarily used by airlines of the oneworld (e.g. American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Jordanian
Royal Jordanian
and S7 Airlines) and SkyTeam
SkyTeam
alliances (e.g. Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, China
China
Airlines, China
China
Eastern Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM
KLM
Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Saudia, TAROM and Vietnam Airlines). Terminal overview[edit]

Terminal Concourse Schengen gates Non-Schengen gates Location

1 1A A1-A69

Terminal 1, western concourse, lower departure level

1Z

Z11-Z69 Terminal 1, western concourse, upper departure level

1B B1-B19 (inner area) B20-B63 (outer area) Terminal 1, central concourse

1C C1 C2-C20 Terminal 1, eastern concourse

2 2D D21-D44 (lower departure level) D1-D20/D50-D54 (upper departure level) Terminal 2, western concourse

2E E21-E26 (lower departure level) E2-E13 (upper departure level) Terminal 2, eastern concourse

Lufthansa
Lufthansa
First Class Terminal[edit]

Lufthansa
Lufthansa
First Class Terminal

Lufthansa
Lufthansa
operates a small dedicated First Class Terminal near Terminal 1 with exclusive access for Lufthansa
Lufthansa
first class passengers and HON Circle frequent flyer members only. Other first class passengers must use the dedicated first class lounges within the main terminals. The facility has 200 staff and is used by about 300 passengers daily. It provides individualised security screening and customs facilities. Amenities include valet parking, a white-linen restaurant, lounge and office areas, a cigar room and bubble baths. Passengers are transported directly from the terminal to the plane by luxury car. SkyLine[edit] Passengers and visitors can change terminals with the people mover system SkyLine which has the following stops:

Stop Restrictions

1AZ passengers only

1B

1C non-Schengen passengers only

2DE

The travel time between the terminals is 2 minutes with trains arriving every 2–3 minutes during the day. Additionally there is regular bus service between the terminals. Runways[edit] Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport has four runways of which three are arranged parallel in east–west direction and one in north–south direction. In 2010 three runways (Runways North, South and West) handled 464,432 aircraft movements, which equated to 83 movements per hour. With the start of operation of the Northwest Runway
Runway
in October 2011 the airport was predicted to be able to handle 126 movements per hour. It is predicted that aircraft movements will increase up to 700,000 in the year 2020. By using the fourth runway, Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport is able for the first time to handle simultaneous parallel landings, because the distance between the north and the north-west runways is 1,400 m (4,593 ft). Simultaneous parallel landings were not possible with the north and south runway pairing, because the separation distance did not meet the safety standard prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Direction (Name) Length × Width in m (ft) Surface Orientation Start of operation Use

07C/25C (Runway North) 4000 × 60 (13,123 × 197) Asphalt East-west 1936 Take-offs (landings allowed)

07R/25L (Runway South) 4000 × 45 (13,123 × 148) Asphalt East-west 1949 Take-offs and landings

18/36 (Runway West) 4000 × 45 (13,123 × 148) Concrete North-south 1984 Take-offs in southbound direction only

07L/25R (Runway Northwest) 2800 × 45 (9,240 × 148) Concrete East-west 2011 Landings only (not allowed for Airbus A380, Boeing 747, MD-11)

During normal operation the two outer parallel runways (07L/25R and 07R/25L) are used for landings and the central parallel runway (07C/25C) and the Runway
Runway
West (18) for take-offs. The three parallel runways have two markings because they can be operated in two directions while the Runway
Runway
West can only be used in one direction. Future expansions[edit]

Airport map with planned and already constructed expansions

Terminal 3 (under construction)[edit] In 2009, the German government decided to create third terminals for both Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport and Munich Airport
Munich Airport
in order to handle expected passenger flows of 90 million in Frankfurt
Frankfurt
by 2020 and 50 million in Munich by 2017. The new terminal is scheduled to be built by Fraport, south of the existing terminals on the grounds of the former Rhein-Main Air Base. The new Terminal 3 is to accommodate up to 25 million passengers and will feature 75 new aircraft positions when completely constructed. An extension of the SkyLine people mover system is planned to connect the new terminal to Terminals 1 and 2 and the airport train stations. In August 2014, the city of Frankfurt
Frankfurt
granted building permission for the first phase of Terminal 3.[17] The groundbreaking for the new terminal took place on 5 October 2015. Its first phase, consisting of the main building and two of the planned four piers (concourses 3H and 3J), is planned to open by 2023 and will be able to handle 15 million additional passengers per year. Total costs are estimated at 3 billion euros.[18] In 2017, Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport indicated that the second-phase construction of the eastern-most pier (concourse 3G) could be moved forward so that low-cost carriers can use this pier from 2019/2020.[19] If approved by municipal authorities, the piers will be constructed and used according to the following timetable:[20] Concourse 3G (eastern-most pier):

Construction of first twelve bus gates, reachable via shuttle buses from terminals 1/2, in use by 2019/2020 Construction of additional twelve bus gates by 2023/2024 Construction of passenger bridges by 2025/2026

Check-in area, concourses 3H and 3J (central piers): Construction by 2023 including transport systems for visitors, passengers and luggage to the other terminals

Concourse 3H is planned for Schengen flights Concourse 3J is planned for non-Schengen flights[21]

Concourse 3K (western-most pier): Possible third-phase expansion depending on development of passenger numbers

Passenger Transport System[edit] A new passenger transport system is planned for the connection of the new terminal 3 and the existing terminals 1 and 2. It will use a track which is separate from the existing SkyLine people mover but will allow for interchanges between them.[22] It is scheduled to have four stops in the final stage:

Stop Location/remarks

F Long- and short-distance railway station

1C Interchange station to SkyLine (long-term planning)

2DE Interchange station to SkyLine (upon inauguration of PTS)

3GHJK

Airlines and destinations[edit] 106 airlines fly to 275 destinations in 111 countries from Frankfurt Airport, with approximately 1,365 flights per day. Lufthansa
Lufthansa
and their Star Alliance
Star Alliance
partners account for 77% of all passengers at Frankfurt Airport.[23] 65% of all intercontinental flights in Germany
Germany
are operated at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport, followed by Munich Airport
Munich Airport
with 17%.[23] Due to capacity constraints until autumn 2011 when the fourth runway went into operation, there are still comparably few low-cost carriers operating at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport. Some of these airlines use Frankfurt–Hahn Airport
Frankfurt–Hahn Airport
as an alternative while Ryanair
Ryanair
and Wizzair meanwhile announced to start operations at the actual Frankfurt Airport as well. Despite its name, Frankfurt–Hahn Airport
Frankfurt–Hahn Airport
is located about 120 km (75 mi) west of Frankfurt, closer to Koblenz and Mainz. The following airlines offer regular scheduled and charter flights at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport:[24]

Airlines Destinations

Adria Airways Ljubljana, Pristina, Tirana

Aegean Airlines Athens, Thessaloniki Seasonal: Corfu, Heraklion, Rhodes

Aer Lingus Dublin

Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Kazan

Air Algérie Algiers Seasonal: Oran

Air Arabia Maroc Marrakesh

Air Astana Astana, Atyrau[25] Seasonal: Oral[26]

airBaltic Riga

Air Canada Calgary, Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson Seasonal: Ottawa, Vancouver

Air China Beijing–Capital, Chengdu, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenzhen

Air Europa Madrid

Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle Seasonal: Bordeaux[27]

Air India Delhi

Air Malta Malta[28]

Air Moldova Chişinău

Air Namibia Windhoek–Hosea Kutako

Air Serbia Belgrade

Air VIA Seasonal charter: Burgas, Varna

Alitalia Milan–Linate, Rome–Fiumicino

All Nippon Airways Tokyo–Haneda

American Airlines Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth Seasonal: Philadelphia

Asiana Airlines Seoul–Incheon

Astra Airlines Seasonal charter: Thessaloniki

Austrian Airlines Graz, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna

Azores Airlines Ponta Delgada

Belavia Minsk

BMI Regional Bristol, Jönköping, Karlstad

British Airways London–City, London–Heathrow

Bulgaria Air Sofia

Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal charter: Burgas, Varna

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong

China
China
Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan

China
China
Eastern Airlines Shanghai–Pudong

China
China
Southern Airlines Changsha, Guangzhou

Cobalt Air Larnaca

Condor Agadir, Barbados, Cancún, Fortaleza, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Havana, Holguín, Hurghada, Kilimanjaro, La Palma, Lanzarote, Las Vegas, Mahé, Malé, Marrakesh, Mauritius, Mombasa, Montego Bay, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Quito (begins 5 October 2018),[29] Recife, San José de Costa Rica, San Juan, Santo Domingo, Seattle/Tacoma, Tenerife–South, Tobago, Varadero, Windhoek–Hosea Kutako, Zanzibar Seasonal: Anchorage, Antalya, Antigua, Austin, Baltimore, Bari, Burgas, Cagliari, Calgary, Cape Town, Curaçao (begins 6 November 2018),[30] Catania, Chania, Comiso, Corfu, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Fairbanks, Fort-de-France, Grenada, Halifax, Heraklion, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Kalamata, Kavala, Kos, Kuala Lumpur–International (begins 5 November 2018),[31] Lamezia Terme, Larnaca, Malta, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Mykonos, Naples, Nassau, New Orleans, Olbia, Palermo, Phoenix–Sky Harbor (begins 18 May 2018),[32] Palma de Mallorca, Pittsburgh, Portland (OR), Porto Santo, Preveza, Rhodes, Rijeka (resumes 28 April 2018),[33] Samos, Santorini, Sitia (begins 20 May 2018),[34] Skiathos, Split, St. Lucia, Thessaloniki, Toronto–Pearson, Vancouver, Whitehorse, Zadar (begins 28 April 2018),[35] Zakynthos

Croatia Airlines Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb Seasonal: Pula, Zadar

Czech Airlines Prague

Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Detroit, New York–JFK

easyJet Berlin–Tegel[36]

Ellinair Seasonal: Thessaloniki[37]

EgyptAir Cairo

El Al Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion

Emirates Dubai–International

Ethiopian Airlines Addis Ababa

Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi

Finnair Helsinki Seasonal: Kittilä[38]

FlyEgypt Seasonal charter: Sharm El Sheikh[39]

Gulf Air Bahrain

Iberia Madrid

Icelandair Reykjavík–Keflavík

Iran Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini

Iraqi Airways Baghdad

Japan Airlines Tokyo–Narita

KLM Amsterdam

Korean Air Seoul–Incheon

Kuwait Airways Kuwait

LATAM Brasil São Paulo–Guarulhos

LATAM Chile Madrid, Santiago de Chile

Laudamotion Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca[40]

LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin

Lufthansa Aalborg, Abuja, Addis Ababa, Alicante, Algiers, Almaty, Amman–Queen Alia, Amsterdam, Ankara, Antalya, Ashgabat, Astana, Athens, Atlanta, Bahrain, Baku, Bangalore, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Basel/Mulhouse, Beijing–Capital, Beirut, Belgrade, Berlin–Tegel, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bogotá, Bologna, Boston, Bremen, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Bydgoszcz, Cairo, Cape Town, Casablanca, Chennai,[41] Chicago–O'Hare, Chișinău,[42] Cluj–Napoca, Copenhagen, Dallas/Fort Worth, Dammam, Delhi, Denver, Detroit, Dresden, Dubai–International, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Erbil (suspended), Faro, Florence, Friedrichshafen, Funchal, Gdańsk, Geneva, Glasgow,[42] Gothenburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Houston–Intercontinental, Istanbul–Atatürk, Jeddah, Johannesburg–Tambo, Katowice, Kiev–Boryspil, Kraków, Kuwait, Lagos, Leipzig/Halle, Linz, Lisbon, London–City, London–Heathrow, Los Angeles, Luanda, Luxembourg, Lyon, Madrid, Malabo, Málaga, Malta, Manchester, Marrakesh, Marseille, Mexico City, Miami, Milan–Linate, Milan–Malpensa, Minsk, Moscow–Domodedovo, Mumbai, Munich, Münster/Osnabrück, Nairobi–Jomo Kenyatta, Nagoya–Centrair, Nanjing, Naples, New York–JFK, Newark, Nice, Nuremberg, Orlando, Osaka–Kansai, Oslo–Gardermoen, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Palermo,[43] Panama City–Tocumen, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Philadelphia,[41] Port Harcourt, Porto, Poznań, Prague, Pune, Qingdao, Reykjavík–Keflavík,[43] Riga, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Riyadh, Rome–Fiumicino, San Diego,[44] Saint Petersburg, San Francisco, Santiago de Compostela,[43] San Jose (CA),[45] San Jose (CR),[46] São Paulo–Guarulhos, Seattle/Tacoma, Seoul–Incheon, Seville, Shanghai–Pudong, Shenyang,[47] Singapore, Sofia, Stockholm–Arlanda, Stuttgart, Sylt, Tallinn, Tampa, Timișoara, Tirana, Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Tokyo–Haneda, Toronto–Pearson, Toulouse, Tunis, Turin, Valencia, Vancouver, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw–Chopin, Washington–Dulles, Wrocław, Zagreb, Zürich Seasonal: Bastia, Bodrum, Bordeaux, Cagliari, Cancún, Dubrovnik, Heringsdorf, Hévíz–Balaton, Ibiza, Ivalo, Kuusamo,[43] Larnaca, Malé, Mauritius, Menorca (begins 28 April 2018),[42] Montréal–Trudeau, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Pamplona, Santorini,[42] Shannon, Pula, Split, Tromsø, Turin, Verona, Zadar (begins 28 April 2018)[48]

MIAT Mongolian Airlines Seasonal: Ulaanbaatar

Middle East Airlines Beirut

Montenegro Airlines Podgorica

Nouvelair Charter: Enfidha

Oman Air Muscat

Onur Air Antalya (begins 22 June 2018)[49] Seasonal: Istanbul–Atatürk

Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen

Qatar Airways Doha

Royal Air Maroc Casablanca, Nador

Royal Jordanian Amman–Queen Alia

Ryanair Agadir, Alicante, Athens, Barcelona, Bergamo, Brindisi, Catania, Dublin (begins 28 October 2018),[50] Glasgow (ends 27 October 2018),[51] Gran Canaria, Faro, Kraków, Lanzarote, Lisbon, London–Stansted, Madrid, Málaga, Manchester, Palma de Mallorca, Pisa, Porto, Seville, Tenerife–South, Toulouse, Treviso, Valencia Seasonal: Chania, Corfu, Girona, Kefalonia, Marseille, Murcia, Mykonos, Perpignan, Perugia, Pula, Rijeka, Santorini, Zadar

S7 Airlines Seasonal: Novosibirsk

Saudia Jeddah, Riyadh Seasonal: Medina

Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda

Singapore Airlines New York–JFK, Singapore

Somon Air Dushanbe

South African Airways Johannesburg–Tambo

SunExpress Antalya, Dalaman, İzmir Seasonal: Ordu–Giresun

SunExpress
SunExpress
Deutschland Adana, Agadir, Ankara, Antalya, Chania, Gazipaşa, Hurghada, Ibiza, İzmir, Lamezia Terme, Lanzarote, Luxor, Marsa Alam, Palma de Mallorca, Sharm el-Sheikh Seasonal: Burgas, Heraklion,[52] Samsun, Thessaloniki, Varna

Swiss International Air Lines Zürich

TAP Air Portugal Lisbon

TAROM Bucharest

Thai Airways Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Phuket

TUI fly Deutschland Boa Vista, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Lanzarote, Marsa Alam, Sal, Tenerife–South Seasonal: Antalya, Corfu, Dalaman, Faro, Funchal, Heraklion, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Kos, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Patras, Rhodes, Sharm El Sheikh,[53] Zadar

Tunisair Djerba, Enfidha, Tunis

Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen Seasonal: Adana, Ankara, Kayseri, Izmir

Turkmenistan Airlines Ashgabat, Yerevan[54]

Ukraine International Airlines Kiev–Boryspil

United Airlines Chicago–O'Hare, Houston–Intercontinental, Newark, San Francisco, Washington–Dulles

Ural Airlines Saint Petersburg[55]

Uzbekistan Airways Tashkent

Vietnam Airlines Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Wizz Air Budapest,[56][57] Sofia

WOW air Reykjavík–Keflavík

Cargo airlines and destinations[edit] Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport is the second-largest multimodal transport airport in Europe and has several logistics facilities. These facilities are grouped at two areas at the airport ground: In the north (CargoCity Nord) and in the south (CargoCity Süd). In 2010 it was the second-busiest airport by cargo traffic in Europe after Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport, handling 2,231,348 metric tonnes of loaded and unloaded freight. The following airlines operate regular scheduled cargo operations at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport:

Airlines Destinations

Air Algérie
Air Algérie
Cargo Algiers

Air China
Air China
Cargo Beijing–Capital, Shanghai–Pudong

AirBridgeCargo Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Helsinki, Moscow–Domodedovo, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Yekaterinburg

Asiana Cargo Göteborg Landvetter, Moscow–Domodedovo, Seoul–Incheon, Vienna

ASL Airlines Belgium Dubai–International, Liège

Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific
Cargo Amsterdam, Chennai, Dubai–International, Hong Kong, Manchester, Mumbai, Paris–Charles de Gaulle

China
China
Airlines Abu Dhabi, Prague, Taipei–Taoyuan

China
China
Cargo Airlines Shanghai–Pudong[58]

China
China
Southern Airlines Guangzhou, Shanghai–Pudong

DHL Aviation Ashgabat, Hong Kong, Leipzig/Halle, London–Heathrow, Tehran–Imam Khomeini

Emirates SkyCargo Cairo, Campinas–Viracopos, Dakar, Dubai–Al Maktoum, Mexico City, Tripoli

Etihad Cargo Abu Dhabi

FedEx Express Cologne/Bonn, Memphis

FedEx Feeder Paris–Charles de Gaulle

Iran Air
Iran Air
Cargo Tehran-Mehrabad

Korean Air
Korean Air
Cargo Brussels, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Navoi, Seoul–Incheon, Stockholm–Arlanda, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion

LATAM Cargo Chile Amsterdam, Campinas–Viracopos

Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Cargo Aguadilla, Almaty, Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bahrain, Bangalore, Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi, Beijing–Capital, Bogotá, Boston, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Campinas, Chennai, Chicago–O'Hare, Chongqing, Cologne/Bonn, Curitiba, Dakar–Senghor, Dallas/Fort Worth, Delhi, Dhaka, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Houston, Hyderabad, Istanbul–Atatürk, Jakarta–Soekarno–Hatta, Jeddah, Johannesburg–O. R. Tambo, Kaunas, Los Angeles, Manaus, Manchester, Mexico City, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Mumbai, Nairobi, New York–JFK, Novosibirsk, Osaka–Kansai, Quito, Rio de Janeiro–Galeão, Riyadh, Seoul–Incheon, Shanghai–Pudong, Shannon, Sharjah, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tehran–Imam Khomeini, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Tokyo–Narita, Toronto–Pearson, Tucumán

Maximus Air Cargo Sharjah

MyCargo Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen

National Airlines Doha, Hong Kong, Karaganda, Kuwait, Quetta

Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways
Cargo Doha, London–Stansted

Saudia
Saudia
Cargo Dammam, Riyadh

Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Cargo Istanbul–Atatürk, Lagos

Uzbekistan Airways Baku, Tashkent

CargoCity[edit] CargoCity is the name of the two large main areas featuring most of the airport's freight handling facilities:

The 98 hectare large CargoCity Süd (South) is home to a cargo centre for dispatch service providers and freight forwarding businesses. Several transport companies like DHL Global Forwarding, Air China, Emirates, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Korean Air
Korean Air
and Fraport
Fraport
Cargo Services are based here. CargoCity Nord (North) is the headquarters of Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Cargo. Additional facilities here are a Perishables Centre for fresh produced goods and the Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Animal Lounge for the transport of living animals.

Other facilities[edit] Airport City[edit]

Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport Centre 1

The Squaire

The airport ground and the surrounding area of Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport offer a large variety of on-airport businesses as well as airport-related businesses, including office space, hotels, shopping areas, conference rooms and car parks. The development of an airport city has significantly accelerated in recent years. Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport Centres[edit] The Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport Centre 1 (FAC 1) near Terminal 1 offers office and conference facilities, the newer FAC 2 is located within Terminal 2 and offers office space for airlines. Airport City Mall[edit] The Airport City Mall is located on the landside of Terminal 1, departure hall B. It offers national and international retailers and label stores, a supermarket and several restaurants. The Squaire[edit] Main article: The Squaire The Squaire
The Squaire
is an office building with a total floor area of 140,000 m2 (1,506,900 sq ft). It is directly connected to Terminal 1 through a connecting corridor for pedestrians. The accounting firm KPMG, Lufthansa
Lufthansa
and two Hilton Hotels (Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport with 334 rooms and Hilton Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport with 249 rooms) occupy space in The Squaire. Main Airport Centre[edit] The Main Airport Centre, named after the Main river, is an office building with ten floors and about 51,000 m2 (549,000 sq ft) of office space. It is located at the edge of the Frankfurt
Frankfurt
City Forest near Terminal 2. Sheraton Hotel & Conference Centre[edit] Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
Sheraton Hotels and Resorts
offers 1,008 guest rooms adjacent to Terminal 1 and a conference centre for up to 200 delegates. Gateway Gardens[edit] Gateway Gardens is a former housing area for the United States
United States
Air Force personnel based at the Rhein-Main Air Base, close to Terminal 2. Like the air base, the housing area was closed in 2005. Since then the area is being developed into a business location for airport-related companies. Lufthansa
Lufthansa
moved its airline catering subsidiary LSG Sky Chefs to Gateway Gardens, Condor and SunExpress
SunExpress
are headquartered here. DB Schenker, the logistics company of Deutsche Bahn, have built a 66 m (217 ft) high-rise building. Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn
are also currently in the process of adding a new S-Bahn train station in this area. This includes re-routing of the existing S-Bahn line into new tunnels between the existing Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport Regional Station and Frankfurt-Stadion station. The journey time will increase by 4 minutes but Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn
have stated that they will use new trains (ET423) which will be faster and have more capacity.[59] Further users[edit]

Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Aviation Centre

Fraport's facilities are on the property of Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport.[60] Its head office building is by Gate 3.[61] The newly constructed[62] headquarters were inaugurated there in 2012.[63] The Fraport
Fraport
Driving School ( Fraport
Fraport
Fahrschule) is in Building 501 of CargoCity South (CargoCity Süd).[64][65] Lufthansa's main building, where the board of directors is seated, is called Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Aviation Centre (LAC).[66] Lufthansa
Lufthansa
operates the Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Aviation Center (LAC), Building 366 at Frankfurt Airport.[67][68] Several company departments, including Corporate Communications,[69] Investor Relations,[70] and Media Relations,[71] are based at the LAC. Lufthansa
Lufthansa
also uses several other buildings in the area, including the Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Flight Training Center for flight training operations and the Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Basis BG2[72] as a central base and for crew briefing. As of 2011 Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Cargo has been headquartered in Building 451 of the Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport area.[73] As of 2012 Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Cargo is located at Gate 25 in the CargoCity Nord area, Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Technik is located at Gate 23 and in the CargoCity Süd area.[74] Star Alliance, an airline alliance, has its headquarters at the Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport Centre 1 (FAC 1) adjacent to Terminal 1.[75] Airmail
Airmail
Centre Frankfurt, a joint venture of Lufthansa
Lufthansa
Cargo, Fraport, and Deutsche Post
Deutsche Post
for airmail transport, has its head office in Building 189, between Terminals 1 and 2.[76] Aero Lloyd
Aero Lloyd
previously had its head office in Building 182.[77][78]

Statistics[edit] Passenger numbers[edit]

Passengers

2000 49,360,620

2001 48,559,980

2002 48,450,356

2003 48,351,664

2004 51,098,271

2005 52,219,412

2006 52,810,683

2007 54,161,856

2008 53,467,450

2009 50,932,840

2010 53,009,221

2011 56,436,255

2012 57,520,001

2013 58,036,948

2014[79] 59,570,000

2015[80] 61,032,022

2016 60,792,308

2017 64,500,386

2018 (Jan)[81] 4,549,7174

Source: ADV[82]

Route statistics[edit]

Busiest routes at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport (2015)[83]

Rank Destination Departing passengers Operating airlines

1 Berlin–Tegel 802,000 Lufthansa, Air Berlin

2 Hamburg 745,100 Lufthansa

3 London–Heathrow 639,500 British Airways, Lufthansa

4 Zurich 621,070 Lufthansa, Swiss International Air Lines

5 Vienna 484,200 Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa

6 Munich 475,100 Lufthansa

7 Madrid 459,400 Iberia, LAN Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Europa

8 Chicago–O'Hare 451,700 Lufthansa, United Airlines

9 Paris–Charles de Gaulle 448,200 Air France, Lufthansa

10 Singapore 429,500 Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines

11 New York–JFK 365,400 Delta, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines

12 Geneva 386,556 Lufthansa

13 Dubai 337,700 Emirates, Lufthansa

14 Washington–Dulles 334,900 Lufthansa, United Airlines

15 Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi 330,900 Lufthansa, Thai Airways

16 Rome–Fiumicino 320,300 Alitalia, Lufthansa

17 Istanbul–Atatürk 319,900 Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines

18 Palma de Mallorca 319,000 Air Berlin, Condor, TUIfly, Lufthansa

19 Barcelona 290,600 Lufthansa, Vueling

20 Tokyo–Haneda 290,600 All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa

21 Toronto–Pearson 289,100 Air Canada, Lufthansa, Condor

22 Antalya 289,000 Condor, Pegasus Airlines, SunExpress, TUIFly, Turkish Airlines

23 Amsterdam 287,200 KLM, Lufthansa

24 San Francisco 277,300 Lufthansa, United Airlines

25 Copenhagen 276,400 Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines

26 Shanghai–Pudong 270,500 Air China, China
China
Eastern Airlines, Lufthansa

27 Beijing–Capital 264,900 Air China, Lufthansa

28 Stockholm–Arlanda 264,000 Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines

29 Newark 255,000 United Airlines, Lufthansa

30 Lisbon 253,900 Lufthansa, TAP Portugal

31 Seoul–Incheon 236,400 Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa

32 Tel Aviv 228,300 El Al, Lufthansa, Sun d'Or International Airlines

33 São Paulo–Guarulhos 223,500 Lufthansa, TAM Airlines

34 Helsinki 222,700 Finnair, Lufthansa

35 Hong Kong 221,700 Cathay Pacific, Lufthansa

36 Prague 220,000 Czech Airlines, Lufthansa

37 Dublin 214,700 Aer Lingus, Lufthansa

38 Oslo–Gardermoen 213,300 Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines

39 Athens 210,500 Aegean Airlines, Lufthansa

40 Moscow–Domodedovo 210,500 Lufthansa

41 Zagreb 208,724 Croatia Airlines, Lufthansa

Busiest domestic routes at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport (2017)[84]

Rank Destination All passengers Operating airlines

1 Berlin–Tegel 1,956,370 Easyjet, Lufthansa

2 Hamburg 1,394,973 Lufthansa

3 Munich 1,178,482 Lufthansa

4 Düsseldorf 425,076 Lufthansa

5 Stuttgart 384,614 Lufthansa

Busiest European routes at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport (2017)[85]

Rank Destination All passengers Operating airlines

1 London-Heathrow 1,494,467 British Airways, Lufthansa

2 Vienna 1,180,693 Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa

3 Madrid 1,052,236 Air Europa, Iberia, LATAM Chile, Lufthansa, Ryanair

4 Paris-Charles de Gaulle 944,089 Air France, Lufthansa

5 Barcelona 931,595 Lufthansa, Ryanair

Busiest intercontinental routes at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport (2017)[86]

Rank Destination All passengers Operating airlines

1 Dubai-International 984,528 Emirates, Lufthansa

2 New York-JFK 739,869 Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines

3 Seoul-Incheon 724,538 Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Lufthansa

4 Shanghai-Pudong 723,786 Air China, China
China
Eastern Airlines, Lufthansa

5 Toronto-Pearson 691,540 Air Canada, Lufthansa

Ground transport[edit] Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport can easily be accessed by car, taxi, train or bus as it features an extensive transport network. There are two railway stations at the airport: one for suburban/regional trains and one for long-distance trains. Rail[edit] Regional station[edit]

S-Bahn at the regional station

Main article: Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport regional station Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport regional station ( Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Flughafen Regionalbahnhof) at Terminal 1, concourse B, provides access to the S-Bahn commuter rail lines S8 and S9. Each of these lines have trains departing every 15 minutes during daytime to Hanau Central Station eastwards via Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Central Station and Offenbach East Station or Wiesbaden Central Station westwards via Rüsselsheim or Mainz
Mainz
Central Station (line S8) or Mainz-Kastel Station (line S9). The journey time to Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Central Station is 10–12 minutes.[87] Regional Express (RE) trains to Saarbrücken, Koblenz
Koblenz
or Würzburg call at this station. These trains provide less frequent but additional connections between Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport and the Central Station.[87] Long-distance station[edit]

Platforms at the long-distance station

Main article: Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport long-distance station Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport long-distance station ( Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Flughafen Fernbahnhof) was opened in 1999. The station is squeezed in between the motorway A 3 and the four-lane Bundesstraße B43, linked to Terminal 1 by a connecting corridor for pedestrians that bridges the Autobahn. It is the end point of the newly built Cologne–Frankfurt high-speed rail line, which links southern Germany
Germany
to the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan area, the Netherlands
Netherlands
and Belgium
Belgium
via Cologne
Cologne
at speeds up to 300 km/h (190 mph). About 10 trains per hour depart in all directions.[87] Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn
operates the AIRail Service
AIRail Service
in conjunction with Lufthansa, American Airlines
American Airlines
and Emirates. The service operates to the central stations of Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Hamburg, Hannover, Mannheim, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart
Stuttgart
and to Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe.[88] Car[edit] Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport is located in the Frankfurt
Frankfurt
City Forest and directly connected to an Autobahn
Autobahn
intersection called Frankfurter Kreuz
Frankfurter Kreuz
where the A3 and A5 meet. It takes a 10–15 minutes by car or taxi to get to Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Central Station or the centre of the city.[89] Passengers driving their own cars can park in multilevel parking garages (mostly underground) along the terminals. A long term holiday parking lot is located south of the runways and connected by shuttle bus to the terminals. Bus and coaches[edit] Various transport companies provide bus services to the airport from the surrounding areas as well as by coach to long-distance destinations.[90] Previously All Nippon Airways
All Nippon Airways
operated a bus service to Düsseldorf exclusively for ANA customers; that way Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
passengers would be transported to Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport to board their ANA flights.[91] In 2014 ANA established a separate flight from Tokyo to Düsseldorf,[92] causing the bus services to end.[93] Ground transport statistics[edit] In 2006, 29.5% of the 12,299,192 passengers whose air travel originated in Frankfurt
Frankfurt
came by private car, 27.9% came by rail, 20.4% by taxi, 11.1% parked their car at the airport for the duration of their trip, 5.3% came by bus, and 4.6% arrived with a rental car.[94] Incidents and accidents[edit]

On 22 May 1983, during an air show at Rhein-Main Air Base, a Canadian RCAF Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
crashed into a nearby road, hitting a car and killing all passengers, a vicar's family of five. The pilot was able to eject. On 19 June 1985, a bomb cloaked in a canvas bag was detonated approx at 14:42 in the afternoon in Hall B of the Rhein Main Frankfurt Airport, decimating that section of the airport. The blast resulted in 3 deaths and 32 injuries, of which 4 were considered serious.[95] In September 2007, German authorities arrested three suspected terrorists for plotting a "massive" terror attack, which posed "an imminent threat" to Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport and the US Air Force base in Ramstein.[96] On 2 March 2011, a gunman opened fire on a bus carrying US Air Force personnel at Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport, killing two and wounding two others.[97] On 7 January 2017, 8:10 local time, a bus carrying passengers to a Lufthansa
Lufthansa
flight on gate A20 collided with "another vehicle", and more than 10 people were injured.[98]

In media[edit] Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport is featured in the Discovery Channel series X-Ray Mega Airport (also known as Inside Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Airport).[99] See also[edit]

List of busiest airports by passenger traffic List of busiest airports by cargo traffic List of the busiest airports in Europe List of the busiest airports in Germany List of airports in Germany Deutsche Zeppelin Reederei Horst Julius Freiherr Treusch von Buttlar-Brandenfels Rhein-Main Air Base Fraport The Squaire Transport in Germany

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