Frankfurt-Main Airport (FRA)

The Frankfurt airport is the largest German airport and the Frankfurt airport a separate district of Frankfurt am Main. Frankfurt Airport has been one of the most important aviation hubs in the world for decades. In terms of annual passenger volume, it is the fourth largest airport in Europe after London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Shiphol Airport.

The airport company FRAPORT AG plans to make considerable investments in the airport infrastructure in order to cope with future traffic growth and to maintain competitiveness. These include the completion of the A380 yard, the first construction phase of which was completed in 2008, the construction of a new 2800 m long runway in the north-west of the airport, which was put into operation for the 2011 winter flight schedule, and the expected opening of Terminal 3 in 2023. Background of these planning is the expected increase in traffic over the next few decades.

In addition, the area development plans to expand CargoCity by 27 hectares. At the same time, a new district called Gateway Gardens is to be built by 2021. In addition to office, conference and exhibition space, there will also be restaurants, retail and leisure facilities. These will be in the immediate vicinity of the ICE train station and have their own S-Bahn connection. With the Mönchhof site, the largest contiguous commercial area is planned, which will also offer a direct connection to the airport and space for airport-related companies.

  • URL: Frankfurt-Main (FRA)
  • Time zone: GMT 1
  • Service phone: +49 180 – 6 372 4636 (landline price 20 cents per call from the German landline network; maximum 60 cents per call from the mobile network)
  • Address: Frankfurt am Main Airport, Services Worldwide, D-60547 Frankfurt am Main
  • Operator: Fraport AG
  • Parking: yes, chargeable, short-term and long-term parking
  • Nearby cities: Frankfurt am Main (14 km), Offenbach (18 km), Darmstadt (19 km), Mainz (20 km), Wiesbaden (22 km), Mannheim (60 km), Ludwigshafen (61 km), Heidelberg (69 km), Koblenz (76 km)
  • Transport connections: Motorways A3, A5, Bundesstrasse 43
  • Train connections: Deutsche Bahn: 2 train stations are directly connected to Terminal 1, the long-distance train station for long-distance trains is located in the AIRail Terminal near Terminal 1
  • Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (14.48%), Tuesday (14.37%), Wednesday (14.43%), Thursday (14.59%), Friday (14.69%), Saturday (13.29%), Sunday (14.13%)
  • other spellings: FFM, Frankfurt-Main Int’l Airport, Frankfurt am Main, Francfort-sur-le-Main, Fráncfort, Francoforte sul Meno, Frankforts, Francuforte, Fráncfort del Meno, Frankfurtas, Frankfurte, Franckfort, Francuforti, Франкфурт, Φρανκφούρτη, Φραγκφούρτη, فرانکفورت آم ماین, فرینکفرٹ, فرانكفورت, פרנקפורט, ფრანკფურტი, Ֆրանկֆուրտ, फ्रैंकफर्ट, பிராங்க்ஃபுர்ட், ফ্রাঙ্কফুর্ট, फ्रांकफुर्ट, แฟ รง 法蘭克福, ト 프랑크푸르트, ไม

Most popular destinations from Frankfurt-Main (flights per week)

  1. London – Heathrow(140, 2.48%)
  2. Hamburg – Airport(120, 2.12%)
  3. Munich(119, 2.11%)
  4. Paris – Charles de Gaulle(103, 1.82%)
  5. Vienna(98, 1.73%)
  6. Amsterdam – Schiphol(88, 1.56%)
  7. Brussels(79, 1.40%)
  8. Madrid – Barajas(79, 1.40%)
  9. Zurich – Kloten(78, 1.38%)
  10. Milan – Linate(69, 1.22%)
  11. other (82.78%)

Top airlines (share of take-offs / landings)

  1. Lufthansa(4937, 12.33%)
  2. United Airlines(4861, 12.14%)
  3. Air Canada(3280, 8.19%)
  4. ANA All Nippon Airways(2250, 5.62%)
  5. TAP Air Portugal(1624, 4.06%)
  6. Singapore Airlines(1259, 3.15%)
  7. SAS Scandinavian Airlines(1207, 3.02%)
  8. Air China(1207, 3.02%)
  9. Air Burkina(1015, 2.54%)
  10. Austrian Airlines(931, 2.33%)
  11. other (43.6%)

The Rhein-Main Airport is located approx. 12 kilometers southwest of Frankfurt city center. Drivers can reach the terminal area via the A3, A5, A67 motorways and the B43 federal road.

Frankfurt Airport has two large terminals with 5 concourses, plus another one which is reserved for frequent flyers and first-class passengers of Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines.

Incoming buses stop at the bus station in Terminal 1 in front of the arrival halls and also in front of the arrival halls at Terminal 2 on level 2. Either the SkyLine People Mover or a bus shuttle runs regularly between the terminals.

Regional trains of Deutsche Bahn and the Frankfurt S-Bahn lines S8 and S9 run regularly between the airport regional train station at Terminal 1 and Frankfurt Central Station. The ICE and IC trains of the DB, on the other hand, regularly stop at the AIRTerminal Flughafen Fernbahnhof.

The airport, also known as the Rhein-Main airport, was put into operation in 1936 and is today the largest aviation hub in Germany. The airport played a central role at the time of the Berlin blockade, as it was a bridgehead for the airlift of 1948/49. The airlift memorial, also known as the Hungry Claw, is reminiscent of the flights of the so-called “Raisin Bombers” and has its counterpart at Berlin-Tempelhof Airport.

In the 50s and 60s of the 20th century, the northern runway was expanded and Terminal 1 and a third runway were built. Terminal 2 was opened in 1994 and the long-distance train station in 1999. In May 2009, the expansion of the new runway began.

The new 70 meter high tower was built between 2009 and 2011 and a new runway was put into operation at the end of October 2011.

Statistical historical weather data for Frankfurt-Main

Maximum Temperature °C Mean Temperature °C Lowest Temperature °C
Jan 2.9 0.0 -3.0
Feb 4.6 1.0 -2.5
Mar 10.3 5.0 0.0
Apr 14.9 9.4 3.8
May 19.6 13.8 7.9
Jun 22.6 17.1 11.1
Jul 24.3 18.7 13.0
Aug 23.7 17.9 12.6
Sep 20.7 14.5 9.6
Oct 13.9 8.2 5.2
Nov 7.8 4.8 1.8
Dec 3.7 1.2 -1.6