With 2.2 million tons of air cargo in 2016, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is the leading freight hub in Europe and among the top 10 worldwide.
FRA's leading competitive position is based on optimal market conditions. The airport stands out not only through its central geographical location, the optimal connection to road and rail, but also thanks to its outstanding service quality. All the top players in the airfreight industry are represented here and provide a wide range of services for freight of all kind.
The Rhine-Main metropolitan region, with its population of 5.6 million, has one of the highest gross domestic products in Germany. With a diverse mix of industries and a high density of companies, Frankfurt is one of the leading industrial locations in Europe. In addition, the world’s largest internet exchange point is based here.
Frankfurt Airport is located at the heart of Europe and is the most intermodal port in the world. The airport has direct access to the “Frankfurter Kreuz”, the busiest motorway intersection in Europe, and we also have our own freight railway station.
As an international hub, FRA offers not only freighter, but also belly-hold capacity to destinations all over the world. In 2016, 174 airlines served 412 destinations in 121 countries.
All the top logistics companies and the majority of the big cargo airlines are represented here. A total of around 250 airlines, forwarders, cargo handlers and other logistics companies are resident at FRA.
Features such as speed, safety and reliability contribute to a high level of customer satisfaction. In recent years, on several occasions, FRA has been awarded prizes, such as the “International Cargo Airport of the Year” or the “Air Cargo Excellence Award”.
FRA offers adequate and reliable facilities for all types of special goods. This includes, among others, Europe's largest Perishables Center, the world's most modern animal station, dangerous goods and valuable goods storage facilities. In addition, all relevant authorities are represented at FRA.
Presently, the south of the airport is being extended by 27 hectares. Also surrounding the airport, large business parks are being developed, like for example the Mönchhof site and Gateway Gardens. This will allow a further attraction of airfreight companies and will contribute to the sustainable strengthening of FRA.
With the creation of the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt the cooperation of all partners at our location has been institutionalized.
We provide the full range of services. Frankfurt Airport has facilities for goods of all kinds. For most products, customers have a choice between several providers. All companies operate on the basis of highest quality standards and strictly comply with the legal regulations. Highly-qualified employees ensure the fast and reliable clearance of goods.
Frankfurt Airport is the largest freight airport in Europe and is also among the top 10 worldwide.
Almost 50 percent of the total air freight volume to and from Germany is handled via FRA.
of airfreight and 83,700 tons of airmail were handled in total
flew to 399 destinations in 112 countries
of the airfreight was carried by cargo aircraft, 38 percent on passenger aircrafts
of the goods were carried to or from the Far East. As a result, this is the largest market followed by North America (20%), Middle East (14%), Europe (13%), Latin America (6%) and Africa (4%)