Frankfurt am Main Airport

Frankfurt Airport or also known as Flughafen Frankfurt am Main in German, is a known major international airport that is located in Frankfurt in Germany. Frankfurt is the fifth-largest city of Germany and is also one of the world's leading financial centres. Frankfurt Airport is operated by Fraport and serves as the main hub for Lufthansa including Lufthansa CityLine and Lufthansa Cargo as well as Condor and AeroLogic. Frankfurt Airport covers an area of 21 square kilometres of land and also features two passenger terminals with a capacity of approximately 65 million passengers per year, and includes four runways and extensive logistics facilities.

Frankfurt Airport is said to be by far the busiest airport by passenger traffic in Germany, and is also the third busiest in Europe after London Heathrow Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and the 12th busiest worldwide in the year 2013. Frankfurt Airport handled a whopping 58 million passengers back in the year 2013. Not only that, it is also the busiest airport in Europe by cargo traffic, with a freight throughput of 2.09 million metric tonnes in 2013. As of winter in the year 2012 and 2013, Frankfurt Airport has served 264 destinations in 113 countries, which makes it the airport with the most international destinations in the world.


There are two large terminals at the Frankfurt Airport which both works as passenger terminals. There is also a small but more exclusive terminal that is used only by Lufthansa. The terminals in Frankfurt Airport operate by grouping airlines and air alliances, as opposed to the usual international operations of separating domestic or long-haul routes.

Terminal 1 - This terminal is a much older and larger terminal compared to Terminal 2. Its capacity is at 50 million passengers a year. There are three levels in Terminal 1 with departure levels on the upper floor where check-in counters are located, arrivals level and baggage claim on the ground floor, and underneath is a distribution floor that has access to the regional station and underground multilevel parking.

Terminal 1 is mostly used by Lufthansa, its associated companies such as Swiss International Air Lines and Austrian Airlines, as well as its Star Alliance partners including Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, All Nippon Airways, Croatia Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, and Singapore Airlines.

Terminal 2 - This terminal is a much smaller terminal compared to Terminal 1 and has a capacity of 15 million passengers a year. Its concourses are divided into D and E. There is also a continuous concourse between Terminal 1C and 2D which provides direct, but non-public access between the two terminals. Terminal 2 has eight gates with jetways and 34 apron stands, which makes it a total of 42 and is able to handle wide-body aircrafts like Korean Air's Airbus A380.

Lufthansa First Class Terminal - As said earlier, Lufthansa operates a separate First Class Terminal near Terminal 1. It has highly restricted access for the airline's first class passengers. This terminal provides individualised security screening and customs facilities, valet parking, a white-linen restaurant, lounge and office areas, a cigar room and bubble baths. Passengers also have the option to clear exit immigration controls in the terminal and are driven from it directly to their aircraft by a chauffeured Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Mercedes-Benz Viano, or Porsche Panamera.

Services and Facilities

Passengers of the Frankfurt Airport can expect a wide range of services and facilities from the airport to ensure their convenience and comfort. There are office spaces provided for passengers that are located at the Frankfurt Airport Centre 1 which is near Terminal 1. There is also a Frankfurt Airport Centre 2, a newer centre which also provides office spaces for passengers within Terminal 2. There is an Airport City Mall for the passengers of Frankfurt Airport that has a variety of national and international retailers and label stores, a supermarket, and several restaurants. The Sheraton Hotel also has ties with Frankfurt Airport to provide adjacent rooms to Terminal 1 and a conference room that can accommodate 200 delegates.

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 Getting To & From the Airport

Driving hide 

The Frankfurt Airport is located in the Frankfurt City Forest and can be accessed by cars via the Autobahn intersection called Frankfurter Kreuz where the A3 and A5 meet. 

Trains hide 

The Frankfurt Airport is accessible via train using the S-Bahn commuter rail lines S8 and S9 for Terminal 1 and departs to Hanau Central Station eastwards via Frankfurt Central Station and Offenbach East Station or Wiesbaden Central Station westwards via Rüsselsheim or Mainz Central Station (line S8) or Mainz-Kastel Station (line S9). 

Buses hide 

There are various companies that provide buses and coach services going to the Frankfurt airport ranging from short to long distances. 

Taxi hide 

Taxis are available throughout the city and even at the Frankfurt Airport at designated taxi bays.  

 Who flies to Frankfurt am Main Airport

 Frankfurt am Main Airport Contact Details

Frankfurt am Main Airport

D-60547 Frankfurt/Main,

Tel:49(0)69 6900
Fax:49(0)69 690 70081


 Frankfurt am Main Airport Location Details

Longitude:8° 34' 14'' E
Latitude:50° 2' 20'' N
ICAO code:

 Airport Location

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