Boeing and Lufthansa are conducting pre-delivery testing of the new 747-8 Intercontinental passenger jumbo at Lufthansa’s main operations base at Frankfurt Airport from December 6 to December 9.

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Singapore Airlines will begin operating the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, on the Singapore-Frankfurt-New York route from January 15, 2012.

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Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport, is offering passengers and “meeters and greeters” a special flight-information service for arriving and departing flights at the airport.

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From February 24, Japan Airlines is codesharing on flights operated by Iberia between Madrid and two of JAL’s destinations in Europe, London Heathrow and Frankfurt.

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Germany’s Condor Flugdienst GmbH is starting twice-weekly nonstop service between Seattle and Frankfurt on June 23, 2011.

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In the forthcoming winter season, Frankfurt Airport’s weekly departures will increase 3.8 per cent compared with last winter. Total weekly seat capacity offered will be 680,000 seats per week, up 6.4 per cent year-on-year.

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American Airlines customers departing from New York John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) and San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU), as well as six international airports, will now be able to receive their boarding passes electronically on their mobile phones.

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Continental Airlines has expanded its mobile boarding pass service to Frankfurt Airport, the airline saying that by doing so it has become the first U.S. carrier to offer paperless boarding passes outside of the United States.

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Frankfurt Airport’s new winter timetable for 2009-10 goes into effect on Sunday, October 25 in tandem with the daylight savings time change throughout Europe and features 4,275 flight departures per week.

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