FRANKFURT, Germany, March 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- 50 Percent More Frankfurt - "Great to Have You Here" - Gateway to Germany and Europe
Fraport AG will once again be presenting Frankfurt Airport (FRA) - one of the world's top 10 air transportation gateways - at this year's International Tourism Exchange (ITB) trade fair from March 9 to 13 in Berlin. ITB participants are cordially invited to visit Frankfurt Airport in the Hessen area of Hall 7.2c (Stand 101). Under the motto "50 Percent More Frankfurt", visitors will be able to learn more about the massive capacity expansion underway at FRA. Aviation and travel partners are eagerly awaiting the arrival of new runway capacity at Frankfurt - beginning in October 2011 when Fraport inaugurates the new Runway Northwest in time for the Winter 2011/2012 Timetable. FRA's fourth runway will incrementally increase the overall slot capacity by more than 50 percent - opening up new opportunities for travel partners and more flight services and destinations for passengers.
Also at ITB 2011, Fraport will showcase its recently launched "Great to Have You Here" program as part of a major commitment to redefining service at Frankfurt Airport. Examples of enhanced services in the passenger terminals include free E-shuttle carts that travel throughout the concourses (airside), new leisure zones offering a relaxed ambience, "Helping Hands" staff to assist passengers in travel throughout the concourses (airside), new leisure zones offering a relaxed ambience, "Helping Hands" staff to assist passengers in high-traffic areas, and shopping assistants who provide advice about the diverse shops, restaurants and service outlets at FRA. This is just the beginning of a wide range of enhancements coming to FRA in 2011 and beyond. Thanks to these service innovations and the more than EUR10 billion in infrastructure projects now in full swing, FRA is being transformed into a dynamic airport city of the 21st century.
This year also marks the 75th anniversary of FRA at the current site adjacent to the Frankfurter Kreuz autobahn junction - the most important motorway connection in Germany and a strategic location in the heart of Germany and Europe. Unsurpassed intermodal links to the high-speed rail and road networks make FRA the perfect base for incoming visitors to Germany and the European Union. The Frankfurt region offers a multitude of facilities and attractions for business, trade fair and leisure travelers. From historic wine regions to the Germany Fairy Tale Route and World Heritage sites like the Romantic Rhine valley - with the greatest concentration of historic castles in the world - the Frankfurt region is waiting to be discovered.
Note to the Media:
Members of the media attending ITB 2011 are welcome to meet with Robert Payne of Fraport's International Press/PR office on March 9, 10 and 11 in Berlin.
For Further Information, Please Contact: Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide; Robert A. Payne - Senior Mgr. International Press & PR, International Spokesman, Press Office (Dept. UKM-PS), Corporate Communications, 60547 Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Tel.: +49-69-690-78547, E-mail: email@example.com,
SOURCE Fraport AG