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Charter Flights to Frankfurt Airport: Germany’s Largest Aviation Hub

With 60.8 million passengers per year (2016), Frankfurt am Main Airport is the largest airport in Germany. In Europe, only London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol are larger than Frankfurt Airport. As the headquarters of Lufthansa and Condor, and as an international gateway for United Airlines, the airport is an important international hub that offers direct flights from Frankfurt to all major destinations in the world.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA): From Early Aerodrome to International Airport

Frankfurt has always been the centre of German aviation. As early as the 1920s, roughly 2,500 aircraft, carrying around 5,500 passengers, landed in Frankfurt per year. At that time, however, airships were still in operation and Rebstock in Frankfurt-Bockenheim served primarily as an airfield for airships.

In 1936, the Rhein-Main aircraft terminal was finally opened at Stadtwald, where Frankfurt Airport is still located to this day. On May 6, 1937, the airship LZ 129 Hindenburg exploded while flying from Frankfurt to New York, after which all remaining German large-scale airships were scrapped in the following years and aeroplanes became the dominant mode of air travel. Air traffic in Frankfurt increased rapidly: 27 airlines served the airport in the 1930s, with connections to almost all major European cities. Frankfurt Airport became the central point of distribution of airmail to America.

During the Second World War, the Luftwaffe assumed control of the airport. It was not until 1946, during which time the airport was controlled by the US military, that a non-military flight landed at FRA Airport for the first time. While the airport remained an important base for the allies, especially during the Berlin Airlift, the predecessors of today's runways were expanded, so that, in the 1950s, civil aviation once again became the airport’s main purpose. Since then, Frankfurt am Main has been an international aviation hub, constantly adapting and expanding to accommodate the ever-increasing volume of passengers passing through the airport.

Private Jet Charter at Frankfurt Airport: Where Size Meets Comfort

Frankfurt am Main is currently the largest airport in Germany and the fourth largest in Europe. The airport itself covers 2,606 hectares and, in 2016 alone, 462,885 flight movements and 60.8 million passengers passed through the airport. The growth in passenger numbers continues uninterrupted year on year. Additionally, 2.1 million tonnes of freight pass through the airport each year - the largest cargo volume in Europe and the eighth-largest in the world. In order to meet the growing requirements made on the airport, considerable expansion work is currently taking place at Frankfurt Airport. Not only are Terminals 1 and 2 being expanded, but Fraport AG, the operator of Frankfurt Airport, has also commissioned the construction of a third terminal.

For flights to and from FRA Airport, there are currently four runways, upon which about 77% of the aircraft are ICAO class Medium and about 22% are aircraft carrying more than 136 tonnes of take-off weight.

Runway Length and width Surface
07C/25C 4000 x 60 Asphalt mainly used for take-off, rarely for landing
07R/25L 4000 x 45 Asphalt mainly used for landing, rarely for take-off
18 4000 x 45 Asphalt / Concrete southerly take-offs only
07L/25R 2800 x 45 Concrete landing only


In addition, Frankfurt Airport boasts countless shopping opportunities for visitors - whether Burberry, Gucci or Dolce & Gabbana. Extensive gastronomy and business services such as the Airport Conference Centre, lounges, VIP areas and business parking are also available. According to the airport authorities’ own information, Frankfurt Airport also has the largest airport hospital in the world, as well as a Christian chapel, various prayer rooms, and even a "room of silence" for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

For those that wish to charter a private jet in Frankfurt, or a business flight, Frankfurt Airport’s private jet terminal (GAT) is located in the southern part of the airport. This exclusive terminal can only be reached by car. Here you will find a range of private jets, servicing areas for the aircraft, a helicopter fleet, and a helicopter landing area.

Frankfurt FRA Airport Location

Frankfurt Airport is a 20 square kilometre district within Frankfurt am Main, just southwest of the city centre. FRA Airport also covers parts of the towns of Rüsselsheim am Main, Mörfelden Walldorf, and Kelsterbach.

Distance from Frankfurt Airport to:
  • Frankfurt city centre: approx. 12 kilometres by car
  • Wiesbaden city centre: approx. 27 kilometres by car
  • Mainz: approx. 45 kilometres by car

Private Jet Charter at Frankfurt Airport

Do you often take business appointments in Frankfurt am Main and want to travel as quickly, comfortably and flexibly as possible? The aviation service offered at Frankfurt Airport makes private jet charter in Frankfurt easy and simple. More than 100 types of aircraft are available at the airport, from which you can choose in advance. Whether a single-prop, a Learjet or an airliner, you can book your charter flight from Frankfurt via JetApp, and the desired aircraft will be ready and waiting for you at your desired time in the private, business travel terminal.

With private jet charter in Frankfurt, you can take advantage of a range of services and extras not afforded to airline passengers. For instance, if you hire a private jet in Frankfurt, the aircraft will wait for you, no matter your schedule. Last minute bookings are also possible, so as to best suit your commitments. With a charter flight to or from Frankfurt you can enjoy a service tailored to your own tastes: from the departures times scheduled to your needs to the first class on-board menu. A charter flight will make travelling to any business commitments in Frankfurt a pleasure. The helicopter pad at the business terminal in Frankfurt also allows for a quick transfer to the city via helicopter.

Top Connections from Frankfurt Airport

Perhaps you’ve booked a charter flight to Frankfurt and have to return to Munich immediately after your appointment, or maybe you have another appointment in Paris? With the top connections from Frankfurt Airport, you can reach the airport of Paris Le Bourget (LBG) within an hour and travel faster on domestic flights through Germany. An appointment with the VW Executive Board? The airport Braunschweig Wolfsburg (BWE) can be reached in 50 minutes from Frankfurt.

Experience Frankfurt by Private Jet

Frankfurt am Main is one of the most important centres of finance in Europe, if not the world. Around 200 credit institutions are based in Frankfurt - including the Deutsche Bundesbank and over 100 international banking institutions. Frankfurt is also the headquarters of the European Central Bank and the headquarters of the largest industrial companies in Germany. Enjoy the glittering Frankfurt skyline in your own way with JetApp: from the comfort of a private jet. Book a charter flight to Frankfurt am Main with JetApp and get your journey off to a good start!

Airport Facts

  • Airport code: EDDF / FRA
  • Area: 2,160 ha
  • Altitude: 100 m (328 ft) above MSL
  • Passengers per year: 60,792,308 (2016)
  • Aircraft movements per year: 462,885 (2016)
  • Aircraft types: all common aircraft and weight classes
  • Runway operating hours: 5am to 11pm
  • Runways: 4

Top Connections

  • Munich Airport (Germany)
  • Paris Le Bourget Airport (France)
  • Braunschweig Wolfsburg Airport (Germany)
  • Nuremberg Airport (Germany)
  • London Luton Airport (UK)
  • Zurich Airport (Switzerland)
  • Berlin Schönefeld Airport (Germany)
  • Geneva Airport (Switzerland)
  • Stuttgart Airport (Germany)
  • Cologne Bonn Airport (Germany)
  • Vienna Airport (Austria)
  • Hannover Airport (Germany)
  • Nice Airport (France)
  • Milan Linate Airport (Italy)
  • London Farnborough Airport (UK)