Since the 1950s, Frankfurt Airport has exerted a magnetic attraction on whole generations of visitors fascinated by its international ambiance and the aura of aviation: a genuine window on the world. The oldest fans still recall going on Sunday outings with their families to enjoy coffee and cake in a locale right next to the apron with a closeup view of colorful aircraft from faraway countries almost close enough to touch.
A new offering of the airport’s Visitor Services has now revived some of this nostalgia: a tour dubbed “Café de Luxe”. Lasting 45 minutes, it takes visitors around the apron to acquaint them with the ground handling operations at Germany’s largest aviation hub. It includes live narration by a seasoned guide who regales them with a steady stream of interesting facts.
To top it off, the group is taken to the tradition-steeped Käfer’s Restaurant in Terminal 1 to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea or a soft drink plus their choice of a large selection of delicious homemade pies and cakes. Giant panoramic windows provide an excellent view of aircraft being serviced right next to the building. The first beverage and piece of cake are included in the price. The tour can be booked for individuals or groups and costs 16 euros per person.
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About Fraport AG and Frankfurt Airport
One of the leading players in the global airport business, Fraport AG offers a wide range of operational and management solutions based on over 90 years of aviation expertise. Fraport’s portfolio of companies spans four continents with activities at 30 airports worldwide. In fiscal year 2018 (Dec. 31), Fraport generated sales of €3.5 billion and profit of about €506 million. More than 176 million passengers in 2018 used airports around the world in which Fraport has at least a 50 percent stake. In its Mission Statement, Fraport places the focus on its customers. The Group’s commitment to ensuring a “good trip” to all passengers and travelers is also reflected in its corporate slogan: “Gute Reise! We make it happen”. This applies to all of Fraport’s business activities and services at Germany’s largest aviation hub in Frankfurt and the Group’s airports worldwide.
At its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base, Fraport welcomed more than 69.5 million passengers and handled about 2.21 million metric tons of cargo (airfreight and airmail) in 2018. In Europe, Frankfurt Airport ranks first in terms of cargo tonnage and is the fourth busiest for passenger traffic. For the current winter timetable, FRA is served by 88 passenger airlines flying to 259 destinations in 99 countries worldwide. A total of 130 intercontinental destinations are served from FRA in the 2019/2020 winter schedule – underscoring Frankfurt’s role as a leading hub in the global air transportation system.
Frankfurt Airport City has become Germany’s largest job complex at a single location, employing approximately 81,000 people at some 450 companies and organizations on site. Almost half of Germany’s population lives within a 200-kilometer radius of the FRA intermodal travel hub – the largest airport catchment area in Europe. FRA also serves as a magnet for other companies located throughout the economically vital Frankfurt-RMN (Rhine-MainNeckar) region. Thanks to synergies associated with the region’s dynamic industries, networked expertise, and outstanding intermodal transportation infrastructure, FRA’s world route network enables Germany’s export-oriented businesses to flourish in global markets. Likewise, FRA is a key gateway for companies wanting to access the huge European marketplace. Thus, Frankfurt Airport – which is strategically located in the heart of Europe – is one of the most important hubs in the global logistics chain.
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