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Police operation leads to delays and flight cancellations at Frankfurt Airport

Police operation leads to delays and flight cancellations at Frankfurt Airport

Due to a police operation at Frankfurt Airport, there are delays and flight cancellations on flights to and from Frankfurt today. After several persons passed through the security area without being controlled, the German Federal Police ordered a boarding stop in the security areas A and Z of Terminal 1 as well as an evacuation of these areas. The areas B and C of the terminal were not affected. After about two and a half hours, at 2:30 p.m. the stop was lifted.

Lufthansa is doing everything to minimize the unavoidable impact of the police measures on its passengers. Nevertheless, delays and individual cancellations may occur as a result of the operation and the affects will continue into the evening hours. Furthermore, some flights had to leave Frankfurt without transporting passengers in order to reposition aircraft and crews at departure airports outside of Frankfurt as quickly as possible to stabilize the flight schedule. Around 7,000 Lufthansa passengers are currently affected by the flight cancellations.

Lufthansa passengers are requested to check the status of their flight on before departing. Passengers who have provided contact details will be actively notified of changes by SMS or e-mail. Passengers holding a ticket for a flight from or to Frankfurt with a flight date of 7 August may change their reservation once free of charge to a flight until 14 August 2018. As a precautionary measure, Lufthansa has booked 2,000 hotel rooms for tonight.

Frankfurt Airport is a major international airport located in Frankfurt, the fifth-largest city of Germany and one of the world’s leading financial centers. 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 2,300 hectares (5,683 acres) of land[5] 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 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 Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.