Frankfurt Airport to host 82 airlines over winter 23/24

A passenger in Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1.
Photo Credit: Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport’s new winter schedule 2023/24 will come into effect on October 29, 2023. This winter, 82 airlines will serve 242 destinations in 94 countries around the world

A Global Connection

In the coming winter season, Frankfurt Airport will play host to 82 airlines, serving a whopping 242 destinations spanning 94 countries.

With such an extensive network, it’s clear that FRA is a gateway to the world. The winter schedule will extend until March 31, 2024, ensuring that travelers have ample time to explore the diverse array of destinations available.

Highlights: Frankfurt Airport Winter 23/24

This winter, there’s exciting news for travelers within Europe. Two new airlines are stepping up to offer more options for those seeking European getaways.

Sky Express

Greece’s Sky Express (GQ) is set to enhance connectivity between Frankfurt and Athens. With six weekly flights, the Greek capital is now more accessible than ever.

This increase complements the existing services provided by Aegean Airlines (A3) and Lufthansa (LH), making it a total of 40 weekly flights from FRA to Athens.


PLAY- Exploring Iceland

Iceland’s PLAY (OG) is making its mark by offering flights from FRA to Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital. Several weekly flights will supplement the existing services by Icelandair (FI) and Lufthansa, bringing the total number of weekly flights to Keflavík (KEF) to 13.

Whether you’re in pursuit of the Northern Lights or want to soak in Iceland’s natural beauty, PLAY provides more opportunities for your Icelandic adventure.

A view across the busy tarmac area at Frankfurt Airport
Photo Credit: Fraport

Reconnecting with Rio de Janeiro

For those with a hankering for exotic destinations, Frankfurt Airport’s winter schedule has an exciting addition. Lufthansa (LH) will resume flights to Rio de Janeiro (GIG), marking the return of Brazil’s second-largest city to the timetable.

Initially operating on a tri-weekly basis, this reconnection opens up the possibility of exploring Rio’s vibrant culture and breathtaking landscapes.

In the winter schedule of 2019/20, Lufthansa operated six weekly flights on this route, showcasing their commitment to rekindling connections.

India Awaits

The winter schedule for 2023/24 brings good news for travelers to India. Vistara (UK) will operate six flights per week to Mumbai (BOM) starting from November 15.

This addition complements the daily flights by Lufthansa, offering more flexibility for those traveling to the economic hub of India.

Furthermore, Lufthansa is set to resume its five-times weekly service to Hyderabad (HYD) on January 16, 2024. These additional flights bolster FRA’s connectivity to the Indian subcontinent, making it more accessible than ever.

A Booming Winter

In summary, Frankfurt Airport is gearing up for a winter season filled with a wide scope of opportunities for travelers.

The number of weekly flights will increase by an impressive 16 percent compared to the previous winter schedule, showcasing the airport’s commitment to expanding its reach.

With approximately 3,759 passenger flights each week, FRA’s 2023/24 winter schedule is set to match the capacity seen in the winter of 2019/2020.

This winter, Frankfurt Airport’s schedule will offer 2,765 services to 126 European destinations and 994 flights to 116 intercontinental destinations outside of Europe.

The total capacity will see a 17 percent boost compared to the 2022/23 winter schedule, with a 14 percent increase in capacity for flights within Europe and a 16 percent rise in intercontinental traffic.

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