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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.
  • To handle the predicted passenger amount of about 90 million in 2020, a new terminal section adjacent to Terminal 1 for an additional six million passengers opened on 10 October 2012.
  • On 30 December 2005, the Rhein-Main Air Base in the southern part of the airport ground was closed and the US Air Force moved to Ramstein Air Base.
  • In 1948 the Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies' railway and road access to the sectors of West Berlin under Allied control.
  • 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Frankfurt Airport", another name for FRA is "Flughafen Frankfurt am Main".
  • After the beginning of World War II in 1939 all foreign airlines left the airport and control of air traffic was transferred to the Luftwaffe.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Frankfurt Airport handled 5,752,725 passengers last year.
  • In 1951 restrictions for German air travellers were lifted and civil air traffic started to grow again.
  • 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Set ALR as destination Airport Get more information about Alexandra Aerodrome