Frankfurt am main airport (FRA) in Frankfurt, Germany serves the financial capital of Germany and the European Union. It is the busiest in Germany, and one of the world’s largest airports. It was actually the first airport I ever flew to outside of US turf (although I did not disembark) back in December, 1993.
FRA does not get enough credit for the sheer breadth of carriers it hosts on a daily basis. Ninety airlines serve FRA as of October 2012, all of which are international carriers. Frankfurt is linked to 252 global cities, of which only 14 are located within Germany and 78 within Schengen Europe. Outside of these regions, FRA provides serves to 30 cities in Africa, 27 in the Asia-Pacific basin, 25 in North America, 19 in Latin America, and 13 in the Middle East.
Lufthansa, the official flag carrier of Germany, controls approximately 63.6% of the overall market share at FRA. However, it is quite common to see an exotic mix of carriers such as Air Astana (national airline of Kazakhstan), Air Namibia, Uzbekistan Airways or Tunisair, to name a few, flying into Frankfurt on any given day. Frankfurt is dominated by the Star Alliance global network, whose member carriers comprise 77.8% of the airport.
Here’s a sampling of some of the destinations served nonstop from FRA: