Fraport Ground Services USA Commences Operations in Florida

FRA/rap> Founded last autumn, Fraport Ground Services USA, Inc. commenced operations at Jacksonville Airport (JAX) at the beginning of January 2005. This wholly owned subsidiary of Fraport AG (FSE:FRA) Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide is responsible for baggage handling within the terminal at JAX. Discussions with various airlines are in progress for the eventual take over of complete ground handling services for passengers and aircraft - on the ramp as well as in the terminal. Currently, Fraport Ground Services USA, Inc. has about 30 employees and is headed by a three-person management team, including two specialists assigned from Fraport's home base at Frankfurt Airport.

Jacksonville Airport handles about five million passengers per year, mainly business travelers visiting this thriving port city on the northeast Atlantic coast of Florida. Numerous major U.S. carriers serve the Jacksonville market, with Southwest and Delta Air Lines being especially active.

Jacksonville will be welcoming additional visitors when the city hosts Super Bowl XXXIX on February 6, the championship game of American professional football. As many as 100,000 air passengers are expected for the Super Bowl Week celebrations running from January 31 to February 6.

Check out the following Internet sites for more information: www.jaa.aero (Jacksonville Airport Authority), www.fraport-usa.com (Fraport Ground Services USA), www.visitjacksonville.com (Convention and Visitors Bureau of Jacksonville and the Beaches), www.jaxport.com (Port Authority of Jacksonville), www.coj.net (official site of the City of Jacksonville), www.jacksonvillesuperbowl.com (host committee), and www.superbowl.com (NFL Super Bowl info).