FRA Winter Timetable 2003/2004: Upward Trend in Passenger Traffic with More Airlines and Destinations 111 Scheduled Passenger Airlines Will Offer 3,892 Connections Per Week to 286 Destinations in 110 Countries

Frankfurt, Germany (ots) - FSE: FRA - Frankfurt Airport's Winter Timetable 2003/2004, which goes into effect on October 26, will feature 111 scheduled passenger airlines - five more than during the previous winter schedule - flying from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to 286 destinations (up from 274) in 110 countries (up from 104).

Compared to the 2002/2003 Winter Timetable, the following new airlines will be serving Germany's largest airport: Styrian Spirit flying to Graz, Austria; Cirrus Airlines to Skopje, Macedonia; and Ariana to Kabul, Afghanistan. With 3,892, the number of weekly direct connections in scheduled passenger service at FRA will be only slightly below the previous winter timetable (3,941). The most heavily flown routes in FRA's Winter Timetable 2003/2004 will be Paris-Charles de Gaulle with 130 flights per week, followed by London-Heathrow with 121 and Berlin-Tegel with 106. In Asia, Singapore will be the most frequented destination with 28 flights per week from FRA. In the United States, the top destinations will be Chicago with 30 flights per week, followed by New York-JFK with 28.

There will also be more airlines providing all-cargo flights to and from FRA for the Winter Timetable 2003/2004. Effective October 26, some 13 carriers will be offering scheduled freighter services via Europe's leading air cargo hub. The number of scheduled direct connections will be 115 per week, versus 131 for the preceding winter timetable. FRA's new cargo timetable will include 61 destinations (versus 64) in 36 countries (versus 39).

ots Original Text Service: Fraport AG