Frankfurt Airport - Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn
The Frankfurt airport is the largest and major international airport in Germany which is located around 12 km from the city centre and is managed by Fraport airport authority. This airport serves as the main hub for Lufthansa airline along with Condor and AeroLogic. Spreading on an area of 21 sq km, the airport is the busiest airport in Germany and 3rd busiest in Europe in terms of passenger traffic. At present the airport serves 264 destinations in 113 countries. The airport handled 57.5 million passengers in the year 2012 making it the world’s 10th busiest airports.
The Frankfurt airport opened on 16th November 1909 and has been under constant renovations and up gradations. The airport features two passenger terminals with a capacity of approximately 65 million passengers per year, four runways and extensive logistics facilities. Terminal 1 is the oldest and largest passenger terminal at the Frankfurt airport has the capacity of handling 50 million passengers annually. Divided in three levels, there are a total of 103 gates out of which 54 gates are equipped with jet ways. The 420 m long landside is divided into concourse A, B, C and Z. The 2nd terminal has two concourses – D and E with a capacity of handling 15 million passengers annually. There are 8 gates with jetways and 34 apron stands, a total of 42 gates and is able to handle wide-body aircrafts. Terminal 2 is used mainly by airlines of the oneworld.
A first class terminal operated by Lufthansa is located near Terminal 1. Approximately 1,365 flights from Frankfurt take off every day from Frankfurt airport. The airport ground and the surrounding area of the Frankfurt Airport offers varieties of airport-related businesses, like office space, hotels, shopping areas, conference rooms and car parks.