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Frankfurt Airport Winter Timetable 2009/10: Intercontinental and Domestic Flight Offerings Increase

Dépèche transmise le 20 octobre 2009 par PRNewswire

FRANKFURT, October 20 /PRNewswire/ -- FRA/rap> Featuring 4,275 flight departures per week, the Frankfurt Airport Winter Timetable 2009/10 will go into effect on Sunday, October 25 in tandem with the time change throughout Europe. Although there will be 2.0 percent fewer flights offered compared to last year's winter timetable, the number of available seats will remain almost unchanged at 655,000 per week - down only 0.3 percent year-on-year. The number of intercontinental and domestic flight offerings is particularly positive this winter season. There will be a 2.5 percent jump in intercontinental departures from Frankfurt (FRA) as well as a 4.9 percent rise in domestic connections compared to last year's winter schedule.

In early November 2009 Continental Airlines will inaugurate a new daily nonstop service between Houston (IAH) and Frankfurt - giving FRA two flights per day to the Texas metropolis. Since September 2009 Oman Airlines has been flying four times per week nonstop to Muscat (MCT), the capital of the Sultanate of Oman on the Persian Gulf. The Frankfurt-Kabul (KBL) service inaugurated this past June by the new FRA entrant Safi Airways of Afghanistan will be continued for the winter season, too. On the African continent, services to Nigeria will expand significantly. Lufthansa will be providing two connections from FRA to Nigeria every day, one to the capital city of Abuja (ABV) and one to the metropolis of Lagos (LOS).

New African destinations this winter include the coastal city of Port Harcourt, also in Nigeria, and Libreville (LBV) in Gabon, which was already added to Lufthansa's FRA route network in mid-July. Destinations no longer being served from FRA include Delta's Cincinnati (CVG), Ohio, connection (dropped in September 2009) and Lufthansa's service to Portland (PDX), Oregon.

In European traffic, Air Baltic has been flying from FRA to the Lithuanian capital of Riga (RIX) on the Baltic Sea since September 2009. Introduced in the summer, Luthansa's new service to Poznan (POZ) in west central Poland will also continue to be offered daily in the winter timetable. Likewise, the southeastern Polish city of Rzeszow (RZE) will be served with five connections per week. The Turkish airline Pegasus will be adding the Frankfurt-Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) route to its winter schedule. With the deletion of its Frankfurt-Barcelona (BCN) route, Spain's Clickair will stop serving FRA. Because Olympic Airways is no longer active in the German market, its daily service to Athens (ATH) will be dropped.

Two "race routes" in the domestic market will see expanded service from Frankfurt this winter: Air Berlin will be serving a brand new connection to Hamburg, 31 times weekly; Lufthansa will increase its flights to Hamburg to 100 per week and to Berlin to 105 per week. Since July of this year, Lufthansa has not been flying the Frankfurt to Paderborn route.

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For Further Information, Please Contact: Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide Robert A. Payne, B.A.A. - Sr. Manager International Press Press Office (Dept. UKM-PS), Corporate Communications 60547 Frankfurt am Main, Federal Republic of Germany Tel.: +49-69-690-78547; Fax: +49-69-690-60548; E-mail: r.payne@fraport.de; Internet: http://www.fraport.com

CONTACT: For Further Information, Please Contact: Fraport AG FrankfurtAirport Services Worldwide, Robert A. Payne, B.A.A. - Sr. ManagerInternational Press, Press Office (Dept. UKM-PS), Corporate Communications,60547 Frankfurt am Main, Federal Republic of Germany, Tel.:+49-69-690-78547; Fax: +49-69-690-60548; E-mail:

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