Services & Systems


81 km

conveyor routes

110,000 items

transported on peak days

Fraport Ground Services is providing and operating the central ground handling infrastructure at Frankfurt Airport. The facilities and services of the central ground handling infrastructure are the essential part of the hub-operation at Frankfurt and provide the foundation for reliable and punctual handling services. The provision and operation of infrastructure ranges from efficient baggage handling, comfortable boarding and de-boarding to effective aircraft servicing. Have a look at Fraport´s Charges for Central Ground Handling Infrastructure.

Central Baggage Handling Infrastructure

  • Central baggage conveyor system for outbound and transfer baggage: Provision and operation of the system for Terminal 1 and 2 as well as for the V3 apron station, including backup function in case of system failure.
  • Gate baggage facilities for outbound baggage: Provision and operation of gate baggage systems at those gates where gate baggage handling is possible.
  • Central baggage system for inbound baggage: Provision and operation of inbound baggage systems in sufficient number in arrival halls A, B, C, D and E.
  • Bulky baggage facilities: Provision and operation of bulky baggage facilities.
  • Central baggage security facilities: Provision and operation of a system that ensures in case of usage that no baggage is carried on a flight unless the owner is aboard the same flight. Unmatched baggage must be authorized for carriage by the airline.
  • Conveyor belt for misdirected baggage, handling of rush baggage and re-classification of baggage as well as baggage tracing: Handling of bags, which did not follow their allocated journey or could not be properly assigned through the handling process and ended up on the conveyor belt for misdirected baggage.
  • Feeding baggage into the hold baggage screening system (§ 5 and 8 LuftSiG - German Air Traffic Act).
  • Customs baggage warehouse: Operation of a central customs baggage warehouse in compliance with the current customs regulations.

Key Facts of the Automatic Baggage Conveyor Facility

  • Capacity: approx. 20,500 baggage items per hour
  • Reliability rate: 98.69 percent
  • Total length of conveyor routes: nearly 81 km
  • Transport speed: 2.5 m/s; maximum speed of 5 m/s
  • Peak record: 119,499 baggage items

For any information or requests please contact us.

Peter Dudenhöfer

Peter Dudenhöfer

Senior Vice President

Ground Services Infrastructure Facilities and Services

Phone: +49 69 690-70073
Peter Dudenhöfer

Marc Poeschmann

Marc Poeschmann

Vice President Infrastructure Charges

Phone: +49 69 690-20009
Marc Poeschmann