Passenger Traffic at Frankfurt Airport
As Germany’s largest and most important airport, Frankfurt Airport is in a special position. In Europe, only Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris and London’s Heathrow Airport carry more passengers. In 2011 alone about 57 Million people used Frankfurt Aiport for air travel.
In 2011/2012 Frankfurt Airport holds the record for the most international destinations served, with 275 destinations in 111 countries. Popular destinations from Frankfurt Airport include; New York (JFK), London, Dubai, Singapore, Berlin and Montreal.
Importance as Air Traffic Hub
Not only its size guarantees Frankfurt Airport a special position in Germany, its importance as an international air traffic hub is beyond doubt. Frankfurt Airport is of special importance for Germany’s national carrier, Lufthansa, as Frankfurt Airport serves as their main hub. From Frankfurt, Lufthansa offers direct flights to almost all important airports in the world.
Air Cargo at Frankfurt Airport
With a turnover of more than 2.2 million tons of fright in 2010, Frankfurt Airport takes one of the top position in Europe. In fact, it is regarded as Europe’s second most important air cargo hub.
Getting to Frankfurt Airport by Car
Transport connections to and from Frankfurt Airport are excellent, both arrival by car and by public transport is easily possible. By car you can take the Autobahns A3 and A5 and the B43 highway.
Public transport is provided by the Deutsche Bahn, the Regio and S-Bahn services, as well as several bus lines. In addition, there is a shuttle service running between Frankfurt Airport and the cities of Mannheim, Strasbourg and Heidelberg.
Terminals and Buildings
At present, there are two main and one smaller terminal at Frankfurt Airport. A third, larger and more modern terminal is planned, to secure the airports continued ability to compete internationally.
Visitors Attractions at Frankfurt Airport
No matter whether you are starting a journey from Frankfurt Airport or if you are coming as a visitor, Frankfurt Airport offers a whole range of attractions, you should take time to check it out and have a look. The view from the observation deck alone is well worth it for every aviation- and airport fan. If you want to make sure you do not miss anything, take a guided tour or use the virtual tour of Frankfurt Airport beforehand.
Apart from the airport itself, extensive shopping opportunities, cafés and restaurants and cultural events await all visitors.
Enjoy your visit!
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