Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner landing at Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany

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Air Canada Flug AC 876: Lester B. Pearson Intl, Toronto - Frankfurt
Toronto (YYZ) - Frankfurt (FRA)
LH6779 operated by Air Canada

Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF) (German: Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, also known as Rhein-Main-Flughafen) is a major international airport located in Frankfurt, the fifth-largest city of Germany and one of the world's leading financial centres. It is operated by Fraport and serves as the main hub for Lufthansa including Lufthansa CityLine and Lufthansa Cargo as well as Condor and AeroLogic. The airport covers an area of 2,000 hectares (4,942 acres) of land and features two passenger terminals with a capacity of approximately 65 million passengers per year, four runways and extensive logistics and maintenance facilities.
Frankfurt Airport is by far the busiest airport by passenger traffic in Germany as well as the 4th busiest in Europe after London Heathrow Airport, Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport and İstanbul Atatürk Airport. The airport is also the 12th busiest worldwide by total number of passengers in 2015, with 61.032 million passengers using the airport in 2015, an increase of 2.5% from 2014. It also had a freight throughput of 2.076 million metric tonnes in 2015 and is the busiest airport in Europe by cargo traffic. As of summer 2015, Frankfurt Airport served 297 destinations in 104 countries, making it the airport with the most international destinations in the world.
The southern side of the airport ground was home to the Rhein-Main Air Base, which was a major air base for the United States from 1947 until 2005, when the air base was closed and the property was acquired by Fraport.

Der Flughafen Frankfurt am Main (ICAO-Code: EDDF, IATA-Code: FRA; genehmigt als Frankfurt/Main; umgangssprachlich Rhein-Main-Flughafen, Eigenbezeichnung Frankfurt Airport) ist der größte deutsche Verkehrsflughafen. Gemessen am Passagieraufkommen ist er nach London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle und Istanbul-Atatürk der viertgrößte europäische Flughafen und liegt im weltweiten Vergleich auf dem zwölften Rang. Auch ist er eines der weltweit bedeutendsten Luftfahrtdrehkreuze.
2015 wurden in Frankfurt insgesamt 61 Millionen Passagiere gezählt. Mit ca. 2,1 Millionen Tonnen hat der Frankfurter Flughafen das größte Frachtaufkommen aller europäischen Flughäfen und das achthöchste weltweit. Der Flughafen ist die Heimatbasis der Fluggesellschaften Lufthansa, Condor Flugdienst, SunExpress Deutschland sowie der Frachtfluggesellschaften Lufthansa Cargo und Nightexpress.
Betreibergesellschaft ist die Fraport AG.

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