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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):

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • In addition to being known as "Frankfurt Airport", another name for FRA is "Flughafen Frankfurt am Main".
  • The runway officially went into operation on 20 October 2011, with an aircraft carrying Chancellor Angela Merkel performing the first landing on 21 October.
  • Frankfurt Airport has two large main passenger terminals and a much smaller dedicated First Class Terminal which is operated and exclusively used by Lufthansa.
  • The Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport and Airship Base was officially opened on 8 July 1936.
  • In 1999 a second train station, primarily for InterCityExpress long-distance trains, opened near Terminal 1 as part of the new Cologne–Frankfurt high-speed rail line.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Frankfurt Airport handled 5,752,725 passengers last year.
  • Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has 3 runways.
  • 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.

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