Consummate connectivity and convenience — that’s the story of this western European gateway
Worldwide, there are a handful of airports that set the tone for connectivity and convenience – aerodromes that ease the passage from Point A to B. On the European continent, a few stand out. In addition to Amsterdam and Munich, Frankfort makes an invaluable mark.
In an era in which economic Euroangst reigns, Germany remains a rock, an economic bulwark. That’s certainly one of the reasons the country’s prime airportal is thriving. While London Heathrow is beginning to lag a bit because it can’t build a desperately-needed third runway, Frankfurt Airport opened a new landingsonly northwest runway in 2011 that will allow it to handle the as many as 700,000 takeoffs and landings per year projected by the end of this decade.
This matters mightily to business travelers, for whom time – quite literally – is money.
According to preliminary statistics from Airports Council International, FRA handled some 57.52 million passengers in 2012, the last full year for which statistics are available. That’s good enough to rank