Frankfurt Airport or as the Germans like to call it Rhein-Main-Flughafen or Flughafen Frankfurt am Main is the key international airport located in Frankfurt. The airport covers a landmass of some 21 square kilometres of land. The IATA code of the airport is FRA. Every year the airport sees the arrival and departure of around 65 million passengers. The airport is located approximately 12 kilometres to the south west from the heart of Frankfurt.
Lufthansa, Lufthansa CityLine, Lufthansa Cargo, AeroLogic and Condor use the airport as their primary hub in Germany. Frankfurt Airport has one of the most extensive logistic facilities not only in Germany, but all of Europe. The airport has four dedicated runways in operation.
It is by far the busiest airport in all of Germany for both passengers and cargo, the 3rd busiest in Europe, and the 12th busiest in the world. Flights are available to over 264 destinations in 113 countries. This makes Frankfurt Airport the airport with the largest number of international destinations globally.
The airport consists of two main terminals, and a smaller terminal which is dedicated to first class passengers travelling exclusively on Lufthansa. The airport is somewhat different than most airport, usually you will find that airports are divided into domestic and international sections. But at Frankfurt Airport, the terminals are divided by the airline carrier.
Talk about being treated like royalty. The Lufthansa first class terminal I mentioned earlier has absolutely everything. There are over 200 staff on hand every day, to take care of around 300 passengers every day. There is everything to make you feel oh so special, such as individual screening points, customs, valet parking, a full white linen restaurant, a cigar humidor, bubble baths, offices and lounge areas. They to totally complete the experience, first class passengers are driven from their terminal right up to the aircraft in either Mercedes Benz's or Porche's. Talk about the life of Riley!
Back in August 2014 the government granted a new building project for the construction of a new terminal, Terminal 3. With an estimated completion date of 2021, this new terminal will expand the Frankfurt Airport's capacity for passengers by another 17 million annually.
Frankfurt Airport can easily be accessed by coach, car, taxi, train or bus.