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Airport Hours and Location

Frankfurt am Main Airport is open 24 hours a day every day. It is located about 7 miles (12 kilometers) southwest of the city center at Flughafen Frankfurt, 60547 Frankfurt am Main,

Germany.

Nearby Aircraft

Private jets available for charter to and from Frankfurt am Main Airport include the Citation CJ4 light jet, the Learjet 60XR and Challenger 604 midsize jets, the Falcon 2000 EX and Legacy 600 large jets and the Global 5000 long-range business jet.

Runways

Frankfurt am Main Airport has four runways, three of which are arranged in an east–west direction and one in a north–south direction. The longest runway is 13,123 feet (4,000 meters) long.

Airport Amenities

Frankfurt Airport offers a great choice of VIP services to elite private jet flyers, from luxurious lounges and top quality catering services to play areas and dog hotels, to ramp-side parking and hotels on airport.

Private Jet Charter to and from Frankfurt Main Airport

Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Frankfurt Main Airport. Frankfurt, Germany, conjures up thoughts of an international city with a majestic skyline and some of the best beer in the world.

But, for most of those who charter private jets into Frankfurt am Main International Airport, the city is first and foremost the financial center of continental Europe.

The city of Frankfurt am Main – its official name – is located on the Main River. It is home to the European Central Bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank and several other large banking institutions.

It is also the location of the Frankfurter Börse, Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Built in 1843, it is considered the 10th largest stock exchange in the world.

No matter the reason for visiting what has been affectionately nicknamed “the world’s smallest metropolis,” the easiest and most prestigious way to get there is to hire a private jet to Frankfurt Main International Airport.

Airport Information

What is the airport code for Frankfurt Main International Airport?

The ICAO code for Frankfurt Main is EDDF and its IATA code is FRA.

FBOs at Frankfurt Main International Airport

The General Aviation Terminal at EDDF is home to two fixed base operators, both of which are part of larger FBO networks. The GAT at Frankfurt Main International Airport is located on the south side of the airport, which is about seven miles from the center of Frankfurt.

FAS Frankfurt Aviation Service

German Aviation Service is a network of fixed base operators that handles private jets at Frankfurt Main International Airport as well as other airports in Germany, including Berlin Schönefeld, Berlin Tegel, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt Egelsbach, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich.

FAS Frankfurt Aviation Service offers special flights and ground services, including:

  • Fully equipped crew and VIP lounges
  • Board-to-board VIP Service

BACF Business Aviation Center Frankfurt

BACF will take care of all required services for a crew and passengers at Frankfurt and organize your travel, get a landing permit, to other German airports if required. They coordinate handling services not only in Frankfurt, but also at all other German airports. That includes organizing:

  • Handling
  • Slots
  • Catering
  • Hotel bookings and transportation

BACF’s parent company, Kurz Aviation Service, is located at Stuttgart Airport.

Hire a private jet into EDDF

Frankfurt Main International Airport is not only the busiest commercial airport in Germany, the third busiest in Europe – behind London Heathrow Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport – and the 14th busiest in the world with 65 million passengers in 2017, it is also among the Top 50 busiest business aviation airports in the world.

Meanwhile, the country of Germany, with its more than 100,000 private jet movements a year, is the second biggest business aviation market in Europe (behind France) with a 14 percent market share. Germany has the most private jet registrations in Europe.

It’s interesting to note that most – more than 50 percent – of private jet activity in Germany is domestic, from one German airport to another. The country has more than 300 German airports that can accommodate private or chartered business jets.

Paramount Business Jets is among the brokers that can spare you the hassle of a commercial flight and arrange a chartered private jet to or from Frankfurt Main from other cities in Germany or elsewhere.

Germany’s stable and strong economy helps the country play an important role in the private jet industry.

Recognized as being one of three airports that took enormous leaps in private jet traffic between February 2017 and February 2018, Frankfurt moved into the Top 50 airports in the world for private and chartered business jets.

The allure of Frankfurt

Frankfurt has two personalities; it is the world’s smallest metropolis with a population of about 730,000 and Europe’s largest financial center.

European Central Bank in Frankfurt

European Central Bank in Frankfurt. Picture Source.

The city’s financial district draws thousands of foreigners to move to Frankfurt every year. More than a quarter of Frankfurt’s inhabitants were not born in Germany.

It is the place where business meets culture – and it is not unusual to walk down a street and hear many languages being spoken. It is liberal and multi-cultural.

As the headquarters of the European Central Bank and its location in the heart of Europe, Frankfurt is one of the most important cities in the world. It has become one of the most important hubs in the world for air, rail and motor vehicles.

In addition to its financial district, Frankfurt am Main has many other important business sectors, including information technology, biotechnology, automotive and pharmaceutical and chemical industries .

Charter a jet to a trade fair

Frankfurt am Main is a trade fair city. In fact, it may be where the business of trade shows began because fairs have been held in Frankfurt for more than 800 years.

Today, Messe Frankfurt, a government-owned event planner, is responsible for putting on trade shows and events in Frankfurt – and around the world.

Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt. Picture Source.

It is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2018 but much has changed since that first Export Fair that was held in Frankfurt in October 1948. The autumn event, which was held annually, brought together buyers and sellers of just about anything and everything that could be bought and sold in Germany.

Modern trade shows have narrowed their focus.

Wolfgang Marzin, president of Messe Frankfurt, a market leader in the international trade fair sector, dubbed the dividing up of events according to product sectors as the “Frankfurt principle.” The success of that practice, which started in the 1920s, proved that product areas were able to support themselves.

Messe Frankfurt found that focusing on individual industry sectors has allowed it to organize on its exhibition grounds many new and independent trade fairs such as the ones on its current schedule.

Messe Frankfurt, which has some 2,400 employees in 30 locations, is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

The city hosts more than 30 industrial expos and fairs that attract millions of people – many on private jets – every year. They include large automobile, music industry and publishing shows.

The “Frankfurter Buchmesse,” the Frankfurt Book Fair, which is held over five days every October, is the world’s largest trade fair for books – both in terms of professionals and visitors.

In 2017, more than 7,000 book publishers, technology companies and multimedia representatives from more than 100 countries – as well as almost 300,000 visitors – attended the event.

Mainhattan

Frankfurt Skyline

Frankfurt Skyline. Picture Source.

Fourteen of the 15 tallest building in Germany are in Frankfurt. (The other on is the Post Tower in Bonn.)

The tallest of these is the 853-foot Commerzbank tower. It was built in 1997.

Frankfurt’s cluster of high-rise buildings give it an impressive skyline that is unlike any other in Europe. In fact, it is sometimes referred to as Mainhattan, a portmanteau of New York’s Manhattan and Frankfurt’s Main River.

Frankfurt shares another of New York City’s traits. It has an inner-city forest. New York has Central Park and Frankfurt, one of the most densely populated cities in Germany, has the Stadtwald or “city forest.” Some 15 square miles, more than half its total area, are located in the city limits, making it one of the world’s largest urban forests.

More to Frankfurt than business

If you aren’t renting a private jet into FRA to do business in its financial district, maybe you are chartering a private jet into Frankfurt to see the beautiful city, ranked as one of the world’s most expensive – and best – places to live.

There is much to see in Frankfurt, including the “Museumsufer,” the area in which 11 museums line both banks of the Main River and dozens of others are located within walking distance on nearby streets.

If you go looking for the Frankfurter Börse, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, you’ll be greeted by two bronze statues of a bull and a bear, symbols of the up and down of the market.

Now, about those hot dogs

Frankfurter has become the generic name for those long, thin, traditionally pork, smoked sausages. In Germany, they are served much as they are here, with bread, mustard and sometimes potato salad.

However, if you mean the frankfurters from Frankfurt, those are called “Frankfurter Würstchen.” Butchers outside the Frankfurt region have to call their hotdogs “Nach Frankfurter Art,” which means like a frankfurter, but not an original.

However, purists contend the frankfurter began in Vienna, the birthplace of the Vienna sausage and the city whose name would be morphed into the word “wiener.”

ICAO EDDF
IATA FRA
LOCATION Frankfurt, Germany
FACILITY TYPE AIRPORT

Runway information

Runway Length (ft) Width (ft) Surface Type Elevation (ft)
25R/07L 13123 197 ASP 363.77049
25L/07R 13123 148 CON 363.77049
36/18 13123 148 CON 363.77049

FBOs at Frankfurt Main Airport, EDDF, FRA

Name Address Phone Website
Frankfurt Aviation Service FRANKFURT AIRPORT (496) 969-0399
Fraport Exec Avia Svcs BVD-OP 5 (496) 969-1719
Feras Germany Gmbh AIRPORT FRANKFURT - GAT (496) 969-2568
Signature Flight Support +49 6969026206
Fas Frankfurt Aviation Service (Fbo) Main Terminal information desk +49 69 6380 9620
Bac Frankfurt +49 69 690 29534
Bac Frankfurt +49 69 690 29534
Ahs Executive +49 69 690 www.ahs-executive.com
Acciona Airport Services Frankfurt +49 69 690 24964 www.acciona-airportservices.com

METAR Weather Data

Frankfurt Main Airport
  • Weather Partly cloudy
  • Observed 05:00 AM
  • Temperature 7 °C, 45 °F
  • Preticipation 0.0 mm
  • Humidity 70%
  • Pressure 1032 mb
  • Cloud Cover 25%
  • Visibility 10%
  • Wind Speed: 8mph, 13km/h
  • Wind Direction: 320°, NW

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to stop for customs when I fly on a private jet?

    Passengers on all international private charter flights will have to stop at customs. In certain countries, you may have to go through customs at a specific port of entry; for example, you must stop in Tahiti to perform customs checks en route to Bora Bora. You’ll also need to stop at the first port of entry when entering the U.S. from Mexico.
  • How much rest does the crew need before they can depart again?

    Crew members are required to have a 10-hour rest period within each 24-hour cycle. The maximum duty day is 14 hours and must be followed by a 10-hour rest period at their hotel. When scheduling a flight, operators usually account for 12 hours of rest instead of 10. These extra two hours allow the crew time to get to their hotel, rest for the required time, and return to the airport.
  • How long does a fuel stop for a private jet flight take?

    The average fuel stop takes 45–60 minutes. To speed up fuel stops, the operator, or pilots may call ahead, so a fuel truck is waiting for the aircraft on arrival. For smaller jets, a fuel stop can take as little as 30 minutes.
  • Will my private jet charter use the same airport as a commercial airline?

    No. When you charter a private jet, you generally fly into a private airport. However, you could access the same airports as a commercial airline if you request to do so or if there are no private airport options. However, using a large mainstream airport like Los Angeles International or London Heathrow is often a bad choice for private jets, as flying to a smaller regional private airport is much faster and often makes for a more luxurious experience.
  • Is the age of an aircraft a safety factor?

    Aircraft age is not a safety factor. However, if the aircraft is older and hasn’t been refurbished properly, it may cause flyers some inconvenience, such as overheating, faulty air conditioning, or faulty plumbing in the lavatory.
  • How much luggage am I allowed to bring on a private jet?

    As a rule of thumb, each seat on a light or midsize jet equates to one passenger and one item of luggage. Each item of luggage is considered to be the standard 23 kilograms, or about 50 lbs. Large jets are designed for long-range trips, which typically involve longer stays, so you can carry more than one item of luggage per person.
  • Are there aircraft that are wheelchair accessible?

    There are many aircraft that are wheelchair accessible. Most of them are large jets or above and have a straight aisle. If the jet has a zigzag aisle – like the Falcon 900 – it will be difficult to maneuver the wheelchair onboard the aircraft. You’ll also need the right type of wheelchair; many motorized wheelchairs won’t fit and can’t be collapsed. If this is the case, you’ll need a smaller, temporary wheelchair. Some aircraft operators have smaller wheelchairs that can be used. Please speak with your Paramount private jet expert to review your aircraft options.
  • Can I fly with large sums of cash?

    Yes, you can. This is a common occurrence for many private jet clients. You can fly with up to $5 million in cash as long as you declare that cash when coming through customs. For domestic trips, there’s no limit and no need to declare it.
  • Which private jets come with flight attendants?

    In the United States, large jets and above are required to have flight attendants onboard; in Europe, flight attendants are used on midsize jets and above. Flight attendants require their own seats. Larger jets and above have a jump seat near the cockpit for the flight attendant to use, meaning the attendant generally stays out of the cabin.
  • Which airports offer ramp access, allowing the client to drive their car right up to their private jet?

    Private jet clients can often have a limo drive them right up to the private jet, or even drive their own car to the plane. That said, different airports have different policies, and some may not offer ramp access. Please speak with your Paramount Aviation Advisor to review your options for a given trip.
  • Do private jets come with Wi-Fi?

    Many private jets do have Wi-Fi, and it’s increasingly available free of charge on U.S. domestic flights. On international flights, prices range from $3.00-$8.50 USD per megabyte used. This means that opening up social media sites that are rich in images and videos could quickly cost you $20 – and downloading a feature-length movie could cost thousands!
  • When is on-demand private jet charter better than buying a block of hours?

    Private jet charter can be a lot cheaper than buying a block of hours for a one-way flight, as you can access floating fleets or an empty leg to reduce the cost. With a block of hours, the price covers a round trip. If you only fly one-way, you are effectively paying double.
  • What is a carbon-neutral flight?

    Every aircraft burns jet fuel and emits a certain amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. This can be offset via one of several carbon offset programs that allow private jet clients to purchase a certain number of carbon credits to offset the emissions from their flights. A carbon-neutral flight is one that offsets the carbon emissions it uses via a formal process.
  • Can I have a flexible departure time for my private jet flight?

    Yes, it is possible to have a flexible departure when flying privately. Operators typically offer a 30-minute to two-hour window, but you can request a longer window as long as it doesn’t interfere with the maximum crew duty day or their next scheduled flight. Please confirm with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking your jet.
  • When should I hire a Boeing Business Jet?

    Boeing Business Jets (BBJs) have unique amenities that extend far beyond sheer size and are often equipped with 1-2 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms (one more of those bathrooms may even offer stand-up showers.) These airliner-based executive aircraft also feature tall or ‘stand-up’ cabins that are also longer and wider than more typical corporate aircraft.
  • How soon can I have a private jet ready from the time I call in the request?

    Generally speaking, with as little as 4 hours of notice. However, we have had wheels up in as little as 32 minutes from the time our client called us to book the flight and had them in the air. It depends on a few factors, such as how long it takes for the pilots to arrive at the airport (generally, there is a 2-hour call-out time for the pilots), and whether the aircraft is ready to go at the airport with no repositioning needed. Our Jet Card members enjoy faster booking since they have funds on account and can confirm a flight with a simple email.
  • Can I access my luggage while in flight?

    On most private jets, you will be able to access your luggage during the flight. That’s because luggage and passengers are situated on the same level. This is in contrast to commercial airlines, where checked luggage is stored in a cargo hold. On large private jets, luggage is often stored in a compartment behind the lavatory, which means easy access to your bags.
  • When are private jet charter landing and takeoff slots applicable?

    A landing or takeoff slot is simply a small window of time in which your aircraft is scheduled to fly in or out of the airport. You will need a landing and takeoff slot if you fly to a high-density airport in the United States or one that is hosting a special event with a significant number of aircraft arriving and departing. If you’re flying internationally, you will need a landing and takeoff slot for all major European cities. Please check with your Paramount Aviation Advisor at the time of booking for a specific route.
  • What kind of in-flight catering is available on a private jet?

    Other than the standard snacks and drinks, you can order local cuisine options for your catering on board. In short, anything that doesn’t need to be cooked can be ordered; hot food must be precooked and then warmed on board.
  • Can I bring pets with me on private jet flights?

    Of course! Just let us know in advance. The majority of the operators and aircraft owners allow pets onboard. In some cases, a small cleaning fee may apply. That said, there are specific requirements that must be met when traveling with your pet, including making sure that all documentation and vaccination records for your pet(s) are correct and up-to-date. Dogs and cats must also be at least eight weeks old and weaned when traveling within the U.S.
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