Winter schedule brings further traffic growth to Frankfurt Airport


FRANKFURT (Fraport) - At Frankfurt Airport (FRA), the number of takeoffs and landings planned for the upcoming Winter Timetable 2005/2006 - effective Sunday, October 30 -  will increase by 2.6 percent compared to last year's corresponding schedule. 

Germany's largest airport will be served by 129 scheduled passenger airlines from around the world offering regular flights via FRA to 294 destinations in a total of 111 countries, including 132 destinations in intercontinental traffic.

Frankfurt Airport continues to dominate the long-haul market. In terms of the number of seats offered per week, FRA will account for 70 percent of Germany's long-haul flights; in comparison, Munich's share will be about 15 percent. Likewise, Frankfurt Airport will be unchallenged in freighter services on long-haul routes, which will account for 75 percent of Germany's total takeoffs and landings in this category during the new schedule.

Compared to the Winter 2004/2005 Timetable, the new schedule will feature 10 additional carriers such as Armavia from Armenia, DBA from Germany, Etihad Airways from the United Arab Emirates, and SN Brussels from Belgium. New destinations in FRA's Winter Timetable 2005/2006 will include Guangzhou in China, Erbil in northern Iraq, and Port Harcourt in Nigeria.

In the airfreight sector, there will be 33 cargo carriers flying regularly to Frankfurt during the Winter Timetable 2005/2006 - 5 more than in the previous year. FRA's fleet of freight carriers will be joined by Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways, Garuda, and Shanghai Airlines. The new timetable will also include additional cargo destinations such as Chengdu and Urumqi in China, as well as Nagoya, Japan. In total, FRA's cargo timetable will feature 83 destinations in 44 countries. Typical for FRA is the fact that 56 of these cargo destinations will be intercontinental.

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