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FRA Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: FRA / EDDF
Airport Names:
  1. Frankfurt Airport
  2. Flughafen Frankfurt am Main
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
GPS Coordinates: 50°1'59"N by 8°34'14"E
Area Served: Frankfurt, Germany
Airport Type: Public
Elevation: 364 feet (111 meters)
# of Runways: 3
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Facts about Frankfurt Airport (FRA):

  • Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has 3 runways.
  • In addition to being known as "Frankfurt Airport", another name for FRA is "Flughafen Frankfurt am Main".
  • The closest airport to Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is Lucius D. Clay KaserneWiesbaden Army AirfieldWiesbaden Air BaseAdvanced Landing Ground Y-80Fliegerhorst Wiesbaden (WIE), which is located only 11 miles (18 kilometers) W of FRA.
  • The furthest airport from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,946 miles (19,225 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • Because of Frankfurt Airport's relatively low elevation of 364 feet, planes can take off or land at Frankfurt Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • In 1990, work on a new terminal began because it was anticipated that Terminal Mitte would reach its capacity limit sooner than expected.
  • On 10 October 2012, an 800-meter-long westward expansion of Terminal 1 called Pier A-Plus went into operation.
  • Frankfurt Airport is by far the busiest airport by passenger traffic in Germany, the third busiest in Europe after London Heathrow Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and the 10th busiest worldwide in 2013.
  • Frankfurt Airport handled 5,752,725 passengers last year.
  • The airport is centrally located in the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region, Germany's second-largest metropolitan region, which itself has a central location in the densely populated region of the west-central European megalopolis.
  • In 1948 the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway and road access to the sectors of West Berlin under Allied control.
  • From 2005 to 2007 a large Airbus A380 maintenance facility was built at Frankfurt Airport because Lufthansa wanted to station their future A380-aircraft-fleet here.

Map of Nearest Airports from Frankfurt Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Frankfurt Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
110.98 miles (17.67 km) WLucius D. Clay KaserneWiesbaden Army AirfieldWiesbaden Air BaseAdvanced Landing Ground Y-80Fliegerhorst Wiesbaden (WIE)Wiesbaden, Hessen, GermanyView Lucius D. Clay KaserneWiesbaden Army AirfieldWiesbaden Air BaseAdvanced Landing Ground Y-80Fliegerhorst Wiesbaden on a map View satellite image of Lucius D. Clay KaserneWiesbaden Army AirfieldWiesbaden Air BaseAdvanced Landing Ground Y-80Fliegerhorst Wiesbaden Set WIE as destination Airport Get more information about Lucius D. Clay KaserneWiesbaden Army AirfieldWiesbaden Air BaseAdvanced Landing Ground Y-80Fliegerhorst Wiesbaden
219.36 miles (31.15 km) WSWMainz Finthen Airport (QMZ)Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanyView Mainz Finthen Airport on a map View satellite image of Mainz Finthen Airport Set QMZ as destination Airport Get more information about Mainz Finthen Airport
338.83 miles (62.49 km) SMannheim City Airport (MHG)Mannheim, GermanyView Mannheim City Airport on a map View satellite image of Mannheim City Airport Set MHG as destination Airport Get more information about Mannheim City Airport
446.97 miles (75.59 km) SWSembach KaserneSembach Air Base (SEX)Sembach, GermanyView Sembach KaserneSembach Air Base on a map View satellite image of Sembach KaserneSembach Air Base Set SEX as destination Airport Get more information about Sembach KaserneSembach Air Base
551.31 miles (82.58 km) NNWSiegerland Airport (SGE)Burbach, GermanyView Siegerland Airport on a map View satellite image of Siegerland Airport Set SGE as destination Airport Get more information about Siegerland Airport
658.33 miles (93.87 km) WFrankfurt–Hahn Airport (HHN)Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanyView Frankfurt–Hahn Airport on a map View satellite image of Frankfurt–Hahn Airport Set HHN as destination Airport Get more information about Frankfurt–Hahn Airport
759.40 miles (95.59 km) SWRamstein Air Base (RMS)Ramstein, GermanyView Ramstein Air Base on a map View satellite image of Ramstein Air Base Set RMS as destination Airport Get more information about Ramstein Air Base
867.60 miles (108.80 km) ESEGiebelstadt Airport (GHF)Giebelstadt, GermanyView Giebelstadt Airport on a map View satellite image of Giebelstadt Airport Set GHF as destination Airport Get more information about Giebelstadt Airport
975.37 miles (121.29 km) ESEKitzingen Airport (KZG)Kitzingen, Bavaria, GermanyView Kitzingen Airport on a map View satellite image of Kitzingen Airport Set KZG as destination Airport Get more information about Kitzingen Airport
1077.35 miles (124.48 km) SWZweibrücken Airport (ZQW)Zweibrücken, GermanyView Zweibrücken Airport on a map View satellite image of Zweibrücken Airport Set ZQW as destination Airport Get more information about Zweibrücken Airport
1181.19 miles (130.66 km) NNEFritzlar Air Base (FRZ)Fritzlar, Hessen, GermanyView Fritzlar Air Base on a map View satellite image of Fritzlar Air Base Set FRZ as destination Airport Get more information about Fritzlar Air Base
1283.28 miles (134.03 km) WSpangdahlem Air Base (SPM)Spangdahlem, GermanyView Spangdahlem Air Base on a map View satellite image of Spangdahlem Air Base Set SPM as destination Airport Get more information about Spangdahlem Air Base
1385.17 miles (137.07 km) NWCologne/Bonn Airport (CGN)Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyView Cologne/Bonn Airport on a map View satellite image of Cologne/Bonn Airport Set CGN as destination Airport Get more information about Cologne/Bonn Airport
1486.47 miles (139.17 km) SWSaarbrücken Airport (SCN)Saarbrücken, GermanyView Saarbrücken Airport on a map View satellite image of Saarbrücken Airport Set SCN as destination Airport Get more information about Saarbrücken Airport
1589.30 miles (143.71 km) WBitburg Airport (BBJ)Bitburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GermanyView Bitburg Airport on a map View satellite image of Bitburg Airport Set BBJ as destination Airport Get more information about Bitburg Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Frankfurt Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Frankfurt Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,945.96 miles (19,225.11 km) SSEChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map View satellite image of Chatham Islands Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
211,555.92 miles (18,597.41 km) ESEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map View satellite image of Christchurch International Airport Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
311,553.63 miles (18,593.73 km) SEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Hood Aerodrome Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
411,551.66 miles (18,590.55 km) ESEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Kaikoura Aerodrome Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
511,551.37 miles (18,590.08 km) ESEOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map View satellite image of Oamaru Airport Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
611,543.72 miles (18,577.77 km) ESEDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map View satellite image of Dunedin International Airport Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
711,543.06 miles (18,576.70 km) SEWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map View satellite image of Wellington International Airport Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
811,542.46 miles (18,575.75 km) ESEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Ashburton Aerodrome Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
911,533.81 miles (18,561.82 km) ESERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map View satellite image of Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
1011,527.90 miles (18,552.31 km) SEKapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)Paraparaumu Beach, New ZealandView Kapiti Coast Airport on a map View satellite image of Kapiti Coast Airport Set PPQ as destination Airport Get more information about Kapiti Coast Airport
1111,518.81 miles (18,537.68 km) SEWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map View satellite image of Woodbourne Airport Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
1211,518.27 miles (18,536.81 km) SEPalmerston North Airport (PMR)Palmerston North, New ZealandView Palmerston North Airport on a map View satellite image of Palmerston North Airport Set PMR as destination Airport Get more information about Palmerston North Airport
1311,510.45 miles (18,524.23 km) SEHawke's Bay Airport (NPE)Napier, New ZealandView Hawke's Bay Airport on a map View satellite image of Hawke's Bay Airport Set NPE as destination Airport Get more information about Hawke's Bay Airport
1411,494.89 miles (18,499.19 km) SEGisborne Airport (GIS)Gisborne, New ZealandView Gisborne Airport on a map View satellite image of Gisborne Airport Set GIS as destination Airport Get more information about Gisborne Airport
1511,486.02 miles (18,484.91 km) ESEAlexandra Aerodrome (ALR)Alexandra, New ZealandView Alexandra Aerodrome on a map View satellite image of Alexandra Aerodrome Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome