Frankfurt Airport Offers More Destinations, Flights and Seat Capacity


Frankfurt Airport’s (FRA)’s new winter schedule will begin on October 28.  For the new Winter 2018/2019 timetable, some 89 airlines will be serving 266 destinations in 101 countries worldwide, making Frankfurt Germany’s number one international aviation hub with the most intercontinental destinations.

Compared to the same period last year, the number of passenger flights will increase by five to six percent.  This growth is evenly distributed in the intercontinental, European and domestic segments.  Seat capacity will also rise by five to six percent.

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New destinations from FRA

This winter, long-distance travelers can look forward to three new destinations via FRA:  Condor will be flying thrice weekly to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and once per week to Curacao (Netherlands Antilles).  Additionally, Lufthansa will be introducing two weekly flights to Eilat (Israel).  Lufthansa will continue to operate flights to Shenyang (China) and San Diego (U.S.), which were launched during the summer schedule.  Air Astana will also maintain services to Atyrau (Kazakhstan) for the winter schedule.

In continental traffic, Lufthansa will inaugurate a new route to Trieste (Italy), with twelve flights per week starting this winter.  Lufthansa will continue the flights established this summer to Bordeaux (France), while Wizzair will maintain its Kiev-Zhuliany (Ukraine) service.

Trending intercontinental connections 

Many FRA airlines will expand their frequencies on routes to existing destinations this winter season.  From October 16, travelers interested in flying to India can not only take advantage of Lufthansa’s daily flights, but also Air India’s four direct flights per week from Frankfurt to Mumbai.  Lufthansa will still be flying nonstop to Addis Abeba (Ethiopia), but without a layover in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). Ethiopian Airlines will also be serving its Addis Abeba. hub with daily connections.  Passengers traveling to Morocco, will also be fly twice a week with either Lufthansa or Ryanair to Agadir – in addition to Condors two connections per week.

Escaping this winter’s inevitable cold temperatures will be easier thanks to additional services to Cancun (Mexico).  Condor will increase its frequencies to one flight per day, while Lufthansa will fly thrice weekly to the Mayan Riviera.  Existing destinations to the U.S. will be gain more frequencies via Frankfurt Airport.  A choice of three flights per day will be possible to to San Francisco (U.S.) this winter.  United Airlines will add a second daily service, along with existing Lufthansa daily service to the Bay Area.  Lufthansa will boost its New York-JFK service (USA) to two daily connections throughout the winter schedule.  Newark Airport, the other main international gateway to the financial metropolis on the Hudson River, will also be served daily by Delta Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines and Lufthansa – giving FRA passengers a choice of six daily flights to the Big Apple this winter.

Expanding continental connections

Should you prefer closer getaways this winter, you can count on many continental expansions throughout FRA’s entire route network.  Along with Aegean’s daily connection to Thessaloniki (Greece), Lufthansa will be adding two new weekly flights.  Ryanair will fly 12 times per week to Dublin (Ireland) this winter.  With connections offered by Lufthansa and Aer Lingus, FRA passengers with thus have a choice of 63 flights per week to the Irish capital.

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.