Winter magic at Frankfurt Airport
Special events include music from the singing Christmas angels who will provide a serene holiday feeling in the busy airport terminals. From November 30 to December 23, the angels will sing popular Christmas carols at various locations in the departures halls. On December 9, Lufthansa’s “Angels on Air” choir will present the most beautiful Christmas classics in Terminal 1’s Pier A-Plus at the atrium on Level 2 – with 45-minute concerts at 10:00, 13:00 and 15:00.
On December 7 and 11, passengers will be able to capture memorable moments with St. Nicholas and angels in front of a Christmas photo wall. Pictures will be printed out for travelers to take home as a souvenir for loved ones.
It does not always have to be a turkey with the trimmings for the holidays. Instead, from December 18 to 20 Frankfurt Airport staff will distribute Christmas rubber ducks to passengers, as part of a holiday photo contest. Passengers can participate by taking amusing pictures with their rubber duck and send them to href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org . The three most creative Christmas photo entries will each win a camera.
The festive cheer will also be present at the Heinemann Duty Free&Travel Value Shop at Pier A: Special guest and famous star chef Johann Lafer will create exquisite Christmas truffle specialties, which passengers can sample. Lafer’s mouth-watering chocolate truffle show will take place on November 26 from 14:00 to 16:00, on December 10 from 11:00 to 13:00, and on December 16 from 15:00 to 17:00.
On Sunday, December 13, Fraport will be presenting its last AirXperience Day of 2015, under the theme “Star Hunters – New Worlds, Distant Galaxies”. Throughout the passenger terminals, passengers and visitors will gain insights into the phenomena of space and our sparkling universe. Frankfurt Airport is pleased to be cooperating with the European Space Agency (ESA) in presenting this day of “universal excitement”. The ESA’s European Space Operations Centre is located in the nearby science city of Darmstadt, south of Frankfurt. AirXperience Day will also include many activities and events in anticipation of “The Force Awakens”, the new Star Wars film opening on December 17 at theaters in Germany. More information about FRA’s AirXperience Days can be found on the Frankfurt Airport website: www.frankfurt-airport.com/content/frankfurt_airport/en/services/events-airxperiencedays/AirXperience_Days.html
Visitors can also celebrate the Christmas feeling outdoors at FRA when the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck arrives on December 13 to offer its entertaining stage program and various join-in activities with the Coca-Cola team and Santa Claus. It’s only a short walk to the Coca-Cola Christmas Truck, which will be parked from 14:30 to 19:30 at the P36 bus parking area opposite Arrivals Hall C (ground level).
Fraport AG – which ranks among the world’s leading companies in the global airport business – offers a full range of integrated airport management services and boasts subsidiaries and investments on four continents. In 2014, the Fraport Group generated sales of €2.4 billion and profit of about €252 million. Last year more than 108.5 million passengers used airports around the world in which Fraport has more than a 50 percent stake.
At its Frankfurt Airport (FRA) home base, Fraport welcomed about 60 million passengers and handled some 2.2 million metric tons of cargo (airfreight and airmail) in 2014. For the current winter timetable, FRA is served by 88 passenger airlines flying to 247 destinations in 100 countries worldwide. More than half of FRA’s destinations are intercontinental (beyond Europe) – underscoring Frankfurt’s role as a leading hub in the global air transportation system. In Europe, Frankfurt Airport ranks first in terms of cargo tonnage and is the third-busiest for passenger traffic. With about 55 percent of all passengers using Frankfurt as a connecting hub, FRA also has the highest transfer rate among the major European hubs.
Frankfurt Airport City has become Germany’s largest job complex at a single location, employing more than 80,000 people at some 500 companies and organizations on site. Major new real estate developments – such as The Squaire, the Gateway Gardens business park, and the Mönchhof Logistics Park – are creating an exciting new dimension and range of services at the evolving Frankfurt Airport City of the 21st century.
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 Airport City also serves as a magnet for other companies located throughout the economically vital Frankfurt/Rhine-Main-Neckar region. Thanks to synergies associated with the region’s dynamic industries, networked expertise, and outstanding intermodal transportation infrastructure, FRA’s world route network enables Hesse’s and Germany’s export-oriented businesses to flourish in global growth markets.
Frankfurt Airport meets the increasing needs of the export-oriented economies of the State of Hesse as well as Germany as a whole, for optimal connections to growth markets around the globe. Likewise, FRA is a strategic 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.
MEDIA CONTACT: Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide, Robert A. Payne, B.A.A. – International Spokesman and Head of International Press/PR & External Activities Team, Press Office (UKM-PS), Corporate Communications, 60547 Frankfurt, Germany; Tel.: +49 69.690.78547; E-mail: email@example.com ; Internet: www.fraport.com