Frankfurt Airport is also known as Rhein-Main-Flughafen, or Flughafen Frankfurt am Main in Germany. It is a major international airport that serves and is located in Frankfurt, Germany. The airport also serves as a hub for AeroLogic, Condor, Lufthansa, Lufthansa CityLine, and Lufthansa Cargo, and a focus city for SunExpress Deutschland and TUlfly.
Frankfurt Airport is the busiest airport in Germany by passenger traffic and the third busiest in Europe, following London Heathrow Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport.
The aviation facility has two large main passenger terminals, Terminals 1 and 2. Rather than grouping terminal operations according to domestic or international routes, usage of the terminals is segregated according to the airlines.
The larger and older of the two terminals is Terminal 1, with a capacity of approximately 50 million passengers annually. The terminal's airside is 420 metres long and has three levels; the basement is the distribution floor and underground parking, the ground floor is the arrivals levels with baggage claim areas, and the top floor is the departures level with check-in counters.
Terminal 2 is much smaller, with a capacity of 15 million passengers a year. There is also a smaller First Class Terminal, which is used exclusively by Lufthansa.
Passengers can transfer from one terminal to another using the people mover system Skyline, which stops at Terminal 1 AZ, Terminal 1 BC, and Terminal 2 DE. There is also a regular bus service available between the terminals.
Services and Facilities
Frankfurt Airport offers shopping opportunities for passengers awaiting their flight or those who just arrived. There are four shopping centres, the first of which is the Shopping Avenue, which is situated on the landside of Terminal 1 in departure hall B. In it is the trendy British label Accessorize for fashion accessories, luxury lifestyle clothing brand ESPRIT, established Bavarian fashion label for women More&More, a shop that sells eyewear, another with an extensive collection of paperbacks, magazines, and newspapers, and more!
For a more diverse selection of brands and merchandise, head to the landside of the departures level in Terminal 1, which is accessible both to passengers and greeters. The Shopping Boulevard offers nearly 30 shops and dining establishments. Apart from clothes, accessories, bags, and shoes, there are also shops dedicated to souvenirs, jewellery, electronics, cosmetics and body care, and a pharmacy.
Still in Terminal 1 is the Airport City Mall, divided into sections beneath the A, B, and C concourses. Terminal 2 on the other hand has the Shopping Plaza in its centre below the Skyline station, which features just enough shops to provide the essentials and prevent boredom. Duty Free shopping is also available.
Additionally, passengers can also get a chance to relax at a wellness spa called Be Relax at any of its locations in Area A, Z, and B of Terminal 1, and Area D of Terminal 2. It is also possible to get your hair done at the Tröndle Ihr Friseur am Airport in Area C, or get a mani pedi for your hands and feet at Nagelstudio CMT Nail Lounge in Area A.
Laundry services, ATM Machines, banks, and Money Exchange offices are also available on site.