Frankfurt Airport's Summer Timetable 2013: FRA's Global Network Features 107 Passenger Airlines Serving 295 Destinations in 107

 Frankfurt Airport's Summer Timetable 2013: FRA's Global Network Features 107
         Passenger Airlines Serving 295 Destinations in 107 Countries

  PR Newswire

  FRANKFURT, Germany, March 27, 2013

FRANKFURT, Germany, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

New Connection with Air China to Chengdu, China - Freighter Services to 78
Destinations in 40 Nations

FRA/rap> The new Frankfurt Airport (FRA) Summer Timetable 2013 - which goes
into effect on Sunday, March 31 - will feature 107 airlines offering passenger
flights to 295 destinations in 107 countries per week. A total of 4,790 flight
departures (passenger and cargo flights) will be offered per week via FRA.

The role of Frankfurt as Germany's most important hub in international
aviation is underscored, in particular, by FRA's high percentage share of
intercontinental traffic. Out of a total of 775,000 seats being offered per
week at Frankfurt, about 285,000 seats will be offered on long-haul routes.
Growth in this segment can be attributed to the increased deployment of larger
wide-body aircraft at FRA such as the A380 and the B747-8. During the summer
schedule, Fraport (the owner and manager of Frankfurt Airport) is expecting
ten A380 superjumbo departures per day: flown by Lufthansa, Singapore
Airlines, Korean Air and Thai Airways.

On May 19, Air China (CA/CCA) will be inaugurating a new intercontinental
route via FRA with three flights per week to Chengdu (CTU), the capital city
Sichuan province in China ( ). From the
start of the summer schedule Lufthansa will use state-of-the-art Boeing 747-8
jets on the FRA-Hong Kong route. In addition, Lufthansa will increase its
flights services to Ashgabat in Turkmenistan from four to five flights per
week. In Germany, Lufthansa will raise frequencies on the busy FRA-Munich
(MUC) route from 98 to 105 per week.

In European traffic, FRA will be offering four new flight connections. The
Spanish carrier Vueling (VY/VLG) will be flying between FRA and the Catalonian
capital of Barcelona (BCN) 12 times per week ( ). Britain's BMI Regional (BM/BMR) will be
offering 11 flights per week from FRA to Bristol (BRS) - gateway to the Severn
estuary and Somerset regions in southwestern England ( ).

New services to Eastern/Central Europe include Croatia Airlines (OU/CTN) new
twice-per-week connection from FRA to Pula (PUY) in Istria County on Croatia's
northern coast ( ). In early June 2013, Utair (UT)
will launch a weekly service to Rostov-on-Don (ROV) in the Russian Federation,
using Boeing 737-500 aircraft for this three-and-a-half hour flight ( ). LOT Polish Airlines (LO/LOT) is expanding its
frequencies from FRA to Krakau (KRK) in southwestern Poland from 7 to 13
flights per week ( ) and to the capital of
Warsaw (WAW) from 21 to 28 flights per week ( ). Lufthansa (LH/DLH) is
increasing frequencies on existing routes from its FRA global hub to the
Baltic city of Tallinn (TLL) in Estonia ( ),
as well asto Nizhni Novgorod (GOJ) and Samara (KUF)in the Russia Federation
( and ).

In mid-April 2013, Australia's Qantas (QF/QFA) will discontinue its direct
flights to FRA, which will be served in the future via Dubai (DXB) in
cooperation with Emirates (EK/UAE). Because of the civil war in Syria and the
resulting EU ban on Syrian flights since the middle of August 2012, the route
from FRA to Aleppo and Damascus has been discontinued. Frankfurt Airport
accounts for 64.5 percent of the total international traffic handled by
Germany's 16 coordinated civilian airports. Due to difficult economic
framework conditions, airlines have reduced their flight offerings for the
summer timetable. Compared to last year's summer schedule, the number of
passenger flights at FRA will slip by 1.3 percent. However, the average number
of seats offered per aircraft will increase to more than 170.

In the volatile cargo business, the number of freighter departures per week
will drop by 1.3 percent, reflecting ongoing uncertainty in the global
economy. With its 62 percent market share, FRA continues to offer the greatest
number of intercontinental air cargo connections to and from Germany (150
flight departures per week) and to serve as the primary logistics hub for
German industry. A total of 27 cargo carriers will fly freighters via FRA to
78 destinations in 40 countries.

Passengers and other airport users can find further information about the
latest FRA Timetable on the Internet at:
(select "Flights" section). Interactive and PDF versions of Frankfurt
Airport's pocket timetable brochure as well as different versions of the FRA
App, including in Chinese, can also be downloaded.

For Further Information, Please Contact:

Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide

Robert Payne - International Spokesman and Head of International Press/PR &
External Activities Team, Press Office (UKM-PS), Corporate Communications,
60547 Frankfurt, Germany; Tel.: +49-69-690-78547; E-mail: ;
Internet: ;
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