Fraport hands over the air freight hall to Swissport

New Swissport freight hall at Frankfurt Airport (Photo: Fraport AG).
New Swissport freight hall at Frankfurt Airport (Photo: Fraport AG).

Fraport hands over the air freight hall to Swissport

New Swissport freight hall at Frankfurt Airport (Photo: Fraport AG).
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After almost a year of construction, Fraport yesterday handed over the keys for a new freight handling hall to the future operating company Swissport Cargo Services Deutschland GmbH.

With around 2,1 million tons of cargo handled in 2019, Frankfurt Airport is one of the leading air cargo hubs in Europe. The new Swissport hall will further strengthen this function with a capacity of over 200.000 tons per year. 

The new building has 17.000 square meters of hall space, including special, temperature-controlled zones for the handling of sensitive pharmaceutical products. There is also a further 2.400 square meters of office and social space. Commissioning by Swissport is scheduled for November.

“We are pleased to be able to handle our customers' freight in Frankfurt from November in one of the most modern air freight centers in Europe. Our new freight hall has 50 percent more handling capacity and is thus a commitment to growth at the Frankfurt location, ”says Willy Ruf, Senior Vice President Central & Eastern Europe at Swissport International AG. "With the integrated Swissport Pharma Center, which has several cooling zones, we are equipped for the high demands of temperature-controlled transport of medicines and vaccines." 

With the completion of the freight property, a large-scale photovoltaic system will also go into operation for the first time at Frankfurt Airport. The electricity from our own production flows into various properties at the airport and will later also be used in Terminal 3 for air conditioning and for operating other building technology such as lighting, elevators, escalators and similar facilities.

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