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Frankfurt Airport Winter Timetable 2012/13: Winter Schedule Offers New Destinations in Asia



    Frankfurt Airport Winter Timetable 2012/13: Winter Schedule Offers New
                             Destinations in Asia

  PR Newswire

  FRANKFURT, Germany, October 26, 2012

FRANKFURT, Germany, October 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

FRA's Global Network Features 264 Passenger Destinations in 113 Countries -
Overall Economic Developments Noticeable - Decline in Cargo Traffic Slackening

The Frankfurt Airport (FRA) Winter Timetable 2012/13, which goes into effect
on Sunday, October 28, features a total of 264 passenger destinations
worldwide, including 144 intercontinental destinations.  Although there will
be 11 destinations less than for last year's winter schedule, the number of
countries linked to FRA will increase by 2 to 113.  In particular, the FRA
Winter Timetable 2012/13 offers new destinations to Asia.  The Frankfurt-based
leisure carrier Condor will be opening routes for the first time to Siem Reap
(REP) in Cambodia, and to Rangoon (RGN) in Myanmar.  Condor will also add Rio
de Janeiro (SDU) in Brazil, and Cape Town (CPT) in South Africa, to its FRA
network.  

Deutsche Lufthansa will increase flight frequencies this winter on routes to
Khartoum (KRT) in the Sudan, Addis Abeba (ADD) in Ethiopia, Doha (DOH) in
Qatar, Bahrain (BAH), as well as America's Dallas (DFW), Colombia's capital of
Bogota (BOG), and Brazil's Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro (GIG).  The new
Chinese route that Lufthansa introduced in the summer to Qingdao (TAO) via
Shenyang (SHE) will continue this winter as well.

In European traffic, flights previously offered in last year's winter
timetable by Cirrus (Germany), Malev (Hungary) and Spanair have been dropped
due to the bankruptcy of these three airlines.  In contrast, Poland's LOT will
increase flight frequencies on its Frankfurt to Krakow route this winter.

The total number of departures per week registered this winter by FRA's
passenger airlines will reach 3,980, which is down by about 4.6 percent
year-on-year. However, intercontinental traffic remains constant and strong.
The passenger load factor, relevant for passenger growth, is expected to rise
again and exceed the 69.7 percent figure of the previous 2011 winter schedule.

In the cargo sector, the decline is slackening.  The number of all-cargo
flights for the FRA Winter Timetable 2012/13 will drop only slightly by 2.6
percent to 220 departures per week. Intercontinental cargo movements will grow
by over three percent year-on-year, thus giving FRA more than a 60 percent
share of intercontinental cargo flights in Germany.  Frankfurt Airport will
offer a total of 85 all-freighter cargo destinations in 47 countries,
representing a modest increase over the previous year's winter schedule.

Commenting on the FRA's Winter Timetable 2012/13, Fraport AG's executive board
chairman Dr. Stefan Schulte said:  "The growth of air transportation is
considered an indicator of the overall economic situation and, thus, is
largely dependent on these developments. Although strong economic uncertainty
in many European countries is dampening the growth in continental traffic, FRA
is benefiting - as one of major hub airports worldwide - from its continuing
strong position in the important intercontinental business."

Passengers and greeters can find FRA's latest schedule on the
http://www.frankfurt-airport.com website (under "flights").   A PDF copy of
our pocket Timetable brochure can be downloaded from this section, too.
 Furthermore, smartphone users can download the FRA Airport App for their
appropriate operating system.  This app contains the latest flight information
as well as other useful tips to enhance your travel experience at Frankfurt
Airport.

For Further Information, Please Contact: Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services
WorldwideRobert A. Payne, B.A.A. - International Spokesman and Head of the
International Press/PR & External Activities Team, Press Office (UKM-PS),
Corporate Communications, 60547 Frankfurt, Germany; Tel.: +49-69-690-78547;
E-mail: r.payne@fraport.de ; Internet: http://www.fraport.com
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