World Cup Fever at Frankfurt Airport Live soccer coverage for passengers in both terminals

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he World Cup kicks off in Russia today with a total of 32 nations vying for the coveted trophy. The German team is seeking to defend its title and earn the right to a fifth star on their jerseys. Soccer fans traveling through Frankfurt Airport will not have to miss out: there will be a variety of opportunities to watch all matches live.

Watching the beautiful game in an international atmosphere

In the pre-security area, passengers will be able to view the games in the Airport City Mall in Terminal 1 (Level 0, above the regional train station). The sports action will be shown on a large TV screen in the seating area right next to the food and beverage outlets. To ensure passengers in the terminals can keep up to speed with all the goals, airport operator Fraport will, for the first time, be providing a very special service: employees will be carrying screens on their backs to deliver live TV coverage to travelers waiting at the checkpoints.

Once beyond security, passengers wanting to watch the World Cup while enjoying a snack or a drink, will have ample opportunity in the many restaurants and shops in both terminals. A TV screen will also be available at the central Duty Free & Travel Value shop in Pier A (Schengen).

Passengers can enjoy a sports experience of the out-of-the-ordinary kind at the Entertainment Gate in Terminal 1’s Pier B. The area features a 21-meter-wide LED video wall that describes a 180° convex curve. During the World Cup, live broadcasts of selected matches will be shown on this large-scale video wall.

An overview of the various options to experience the World Cup at Frankfurt Airport is available at frankfurt-airport.com.

World Cup merchandise from the airport’s online store

The Frankfurt Airport Online Shop will be offering a wide range of World Cup merchandise during the tournament. In addition to the Online Shop’s standard range of liquor, fragrances and beauty products, there will be many soccer-themed items. Followers of the German team and other nations will find the corresponding jerseys, face paint, children’s toys, and everything needed to stage their very own World Cup party. The online store allows passengers to browse and shop from the comfort of their own homes. Selected goods can be delivered or, alternatively, collected in person at participating airport stores prior to travel.

The needs of passengers will remain the clear focus for Fraport during the World Cup. In line with its slogan, “Gute Reise! We make it happen,” the airport operator is investing in new and innovative services to continuously improve the customer experience and satisfaction at Germany’s most important aviation hub.

More information on the many and varied services available at Frankfurt Airport can be found at the airport’s website at www.frankfurt-airport.com, in the Online Shop and via the airport’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube channels.

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Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.