Frankfurt Airport Reviews
Frankfurt Airport started as a commercial airport in 1936, and it was a continuous growth for the airport that in 1950, they were the first airport to operate a jetliner. In 1972, the Terminal commenced operations and started catering international flights.
Last year, Fraport AG – or the parent company of Frankfurt Airport – announced their plan for a new Terminal; they will invest $3.2 billion for the side project that will accommodate the predicted passenger number between 68 and 73 million by 2021, which is not impossible since, currently, their capacity is at 64 million passengers. This project will include training service, fully automated check-in facilities with automatic bag drops, and an open layout with a glass structure for natural lighting. To get the latest news about Frankfurt Airport, click here.
Moving forward, today let’s discover more about Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
To be honest, it was difficult to find a reference map for the location of the restrooms throughout the 2 terminals of FRA. It’s kind of sad to know that, aside from finding the location of the comfort rooms, we stumbled upon several issues with the restrooms by the consumers. The toilets are reported to have pipe issues and, as for cleanliness, it’s not even close to being neat at all. In fact, most Frankfurt Airport reviews say the restrooms are difficult to find.
On a positive note, help desks are easily located in the arrivals and departure halls of both terminals and it’s 24 hours a day. There are also several touch-screen information kiosks situated throughout both terminals. An estimation of 130 shops and several restaurants, bars, and cafes are throughout the airport; to provide you a more specific map view and information for the following shopping and dining guides in each terminal, click here. To keep travelers entertained and connected online, Frankfurt Airport offers unlimited free WiFi access 24/7.
Getting To and From
There are several ways to get from and to FRA. One way is by Free SkyLine; the shuttle trains run between the terminals, and shuttle buses can also be found by the roadside outside each terminal. Another option is by driving. Frankfurt Airport is linked to the A3 (Cologne-Munich) and A5 (Hanover-Basel) motorways; these border the airport’s eastern and northern boundaries. These routes are joined at the Frankfurter Kreuz junction to have access to the airport on to the federal B43 road, which connects directly to the city center.
Location – Traffic – Service
FRA’s lies 12 km (8 miles) southwest of central Frankfurt city, and is the main hub for AeroLogic, Condor, and Lufthansa. Europe’s third-busiest airport has 4 runways.
In October 2012, FRA predicted a passenger count of about 90 million in 2020, so they made a terminal section adjacent to Terminal 1 which created an additional six million passenger capacity, and is exclusively used by Lufthansa for their long-haul flights, with eight parking positions able to handle four Airbus A380 or seven Boeing 747s at once. Statistics show that in 2015, the airport had accommodated a total of 61 million passengers, which equates to a 2.5% growth in traffic. However, the aircraft movements had decreased by 0.8% to about 469,000 takeoffs and landings.
FRA’s busiest routes are to Istanbul, Berlin-Tegel, Hamburg, London-Heathrow, and Oslo-Gardermoen with estimation of 740,000-842,000 departing passengers annually.
Frankfurt Airport Reviews of Customers
According to several Frankfurt Airport reviews, the German airport has garnered a below-average score of 3/10 out of 442 Frankfurt Airport reviews. It is obviously not a good score. Well, let us check why they had received this kind of rating.
In 2015, here are the list of awards that Frankfurt Airport received from Skytrax – World Airport Awards:
- 7th rank for the Best Airports: 50 million passenger per year
- 5th rank for the Best Airports in Europe
- 3rd rank for the Best Airports in Central Europe
- 13th from the “The World’s Top 100 Airports – 2015”
- Airport Code: FRA
- Phone Number: +49 180 6 3724636
- Website URL: www.frankfurt-airport.com
- Address: 60547 Frankfurt, Germany
So there, feel free to be the judge of Frankfurt Airport. We both know that reviews are showing negative feedback in chorus, but the services and achievements seem to have a different lyric. If Frankfurt Airport were a song, then maybe it’s out of tune. I think FRA just needs to work on some of their facilities and airport information since customers’ time are wasted mostly with looking for the gate and facilities. I won’t be happy if I am about to urinate and can’t find where’s the restroom, and will be surprised that the restrooms are appalling, too.