Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF) (German: Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, also known as Rhein-Main-Flughafen) is a major international airport located in Frankfurt, the fifth-largest city of Germany and one of the world's leading financial centres. 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 5,200 acres (2,100 ha) of land and features two passenger terminals with a capacity of approximately 65 million passengers per year, four runways and extensive logistics facilities.
Frankfurt Airport is by far the busiest airport by passenger traffic in Germany, the third busiest in Europe after London Heathrow Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport and the 11th busiest worldwide in 2012. It handled 57.5 million passengers in 2012. With a freight throughput of 2.07 million metric tonnes in 2012 it is also the second busiest airport in Europe by cargo traffic. As of winter 2012/2013, Frankfurt Airport served 264 destinations in 113 countries, making it the airport with the most international destinations in the world.
Deutsche Lufthansa AG (FWB: LHA, OTCQX: DLAKY) (German pronunciation: [ˈdɔʏt͡ʃə ˈlʊfthanza], commonly simply known as Lufthansa and sometimes internationally as Lufthansa German Airlines) is the largest airline in Europe, both in terms of overall passengers carried and fleet size, and flag carrier of Germany. Having been a state-owned enterprise until 1994, the majority of Lufthansa's shares are nowadays held by private investors (88.52%), as well as MGL Gesellschaft für Luftverkehrswerte (10.05%), Deutsche Postbank (1.03%), and Deutsche Bank (0.4%). The name of the company is derived from Luft (the German word for "air"), and Hansa (a Latin term referring to the Hanseatic League).
The airline operates services to 18 domestic destinations and 197 international destinations in 78 countries across Africa, Americas, Asia and Europe, using a fleet of more than 280 aircraft.
Together with its partners, Lufthansa serves around 500 destinations. With over 620 aircraft, it has one of the largest passenger airline fleets in the world when combined with its subsidiaries.
Lufthansa's registered office and corporate headquarters are in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The main operations base, called Lufthansa Aviation Center (LAC), is located at Lufthansa's primary traffic hub at Frankfurt Airport. The majority of Lufthansa's pilots, ground staff, and flight attendants are based in Frankfurt.