Frankfurt Airport Summer Timetable 2006: Passenger Flight Departures Increase by Two Percent


FRA Served by 129 Scheduled Airlines Flying to 304 Destinations in 112 Countries.

Frankfurt Airport's Summer Timetable 2006, which goes into effect on March 26, will offer 4,625 departure flights per week just for scheduled passenger services alone.  This represents an increase of two percent compared to the corresponding timetable last year – despite the existing capacity shortage.

In particular, intercontinental connections will increase by five percent to 945 departures per week – further underscoring Frankfurt Airport's (FRA) role as a leading international air transportation hub.  The number of European connections will increase by 1.7 percent to 2,940 per week, while domestic flights will grow by 0.3 percent to 740 per week. 

The total number of scheduled passenger airlines, destinations, and countries remains practically unchanged.   For the Summer Timetable 2006, FRA will be served by 129 airlines flying to 304 destinations in 112 countries.  New Lufthansa destinations via FRA include Westerland/Sylt (GWT) in Germany, Bahrain (BAH), and Astana (TSE) in KazakhstanAir Berlin will be adding Zürich  (ZRH) to its route network.  

A number of airlines will be expanding their flight frequencies on various routes.  For example, United Airlines (UAL/UA) will increase its daily flights to Washington, D.C., from two to three.  Lufthansa will offer daily services on its routes to Hyderabad (HYD) and Bangalore (BLR) in India.  South African Airlines (SAA/SA) will offer daily services non-stop to Cape Town (CPT).  New services in the booming Chinese market include the inauguration of China Eastern Airlines' (CES/MU) Frankfurt to Shanghai (PVG) route, five times per week.

Compared to passenger flights, airfreight services at FRA will be growing even stronger for the Summer Timetable  2006.  The number of departures in scheduled cargo service will climb to 240 per week, up 7.4 percent compared to last year's corresponding timetable. Some 29 carriers will be serving 84 destinations – including 57 overseas destinations – in 44 countries.   

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