Frankfurt Airport Summer Timetable 2004: More Than 4,200 Flights per Week via FRA / 112 Scheduled Passenger Airlines Will Be Serving 300 Destinations in 109 Countries

Frankfurt/Main, Germany (ots) - Frankfurt Airport's Summer Timetable 2004 - which goes into effect on March 28 - will feature 112 scheduled airlines offering a total of 4,217 flights per week to 300 destinations in 109 countries. Slightly more weekly departures (4,290) were registered for the Summer Timetable 2003; however, due to the Iraq war and SARS epidemic only 93 percent of the planned flights were actually realized. The total number of airline seats being offered at Frankfurt Airport (FRA) will increase from 693,153 last summer timetable to 697,871 this year. The major growth regions for the Summer Timetable 2004, above all, will be Eastern Europe and the Far East. New destinations include Kuching, Borneo, with Malaysia Airlines from March 28; and Ufa, Russia, served by Lufthansa from May 1.

Frankfurt Airport's busiest routes this summer season will be in Europe. The top route will be FRA to Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) with 128 weekly connections, followed closely by London-Heathrow (LHR) with 124 connections, and Berlin-Tegel (TXL) with 111 connections.

In intercontinental traffic, Frankfurt's busiest routes will be Chicago (ORD) with 38 connections per week, followed by New York-Kennedy (JFK) and Los Angeles (LAX) - both with 34 connections per week.

Effective March 28, FRA's timetable for cargo-only flights will include 15 airlines serving 63 destinations in 37 countries.