Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF; German: Flughafen Frankfurt Main [ˈfluːkhaːfn̩ ˈfʁaŋkfʊʁt ˈmaɪn], also known as Rhein-Main-Flughafen) is a major international airport located in Frankfurt, the fifth-largest city of Germany and one of the world's leading financial centres. It is operated by Fraport and serves as the main hub for Lufthansa, including Lufthansa CityLine and Lufthansa Cargo as well as Condor and AeroLogic. The airport covers an area of 2,300 hectares (5,683 acres) of land[4] and features two passenger terminals with capacity for approximately 65 million passengers per year; four runways; and extensive logistics and maintenance facilities.

Frankfurt Airport

Flughafen Frankfurt Main
Airport typePublic
ServesFrankfurt Rhine-Main
LocationNear Kelsterbach, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse
Opened8 July 1936; 85 years ago (1936-07-08)
Hub for
Focus city for
Elevation AMSL364 ft / 111 m
Coordinates50°02′00″N 008°34′14″E
Location within Germany
FRA (Europe)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
07L/25RA 2,800 9,240 Concrete
07C/25C 4,000 13,123 Asphalt
07R/25L 4,000 13,123 Asphalt
18B 4,000 13,123 Concrete
Statistics (2020)
Cargo (t)1,952,628
Aircraft movements212,334
Economic impact (2016)$22.3 billion[1]
A: ^ used for landings only
B:^ used for take-offs in one direction only[3]

Frankfurt Airport is the busiest airport by passenger traffic in Germany as well as the 4th busiest in Europe after London–Heathrow, Paris–Charles de Gaulle 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 Airport handled 64.5 million passengers and nearly 70 million in 2018. 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 Airport serves more than 300 destinations in 5 continents, making it the airport with the most direct routes in the world.[6][7]

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 from 1947 until 2005, when the air base was closed and the property was acquired by Fraport (now occupied by Terminal 3). The airport celebrated its 80th anniversary in July 2016.[8]

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