Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3941 times:
Quoting ZRHnerd (Reply 4): FR fly to Hahn airport, which is located miles away from downtown Frankfurt and FRA airport. (What a surprise Big grin )
"Miles away" is a nice way of putting it... ... it's roughly half way to Cologne from here, roughly 125km or 77 miles!
Quoting Steph001 (Reply 5): I remember seeing several times Easyjet planes landing in FRA some 5-6 years ago. Am I wrong Wink? I don't find any pictures on a.net. If Easyjet was there, then the route is surely discontinued.
I don't live in Frankfurt that long, but I don't remember any EasyJet presence here - or at least, I'm not at all surprised that if, indeed, there was some presence here, that it didn't last long.
Stylo777 From Turkey, joined Feb 2006, 3122 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3910 times:
it's all about the airport taxes. FRA charges very high tax surcharges which makes them unprofitable for LCCs. Additional to the taxes which are very high priced the ground handling companies (LH or Fraport are the biggest one) coast a lot of money, too. Compared to other German airports almost the double.
I live in FRA and work at the airport and didn't see any EasyJet planes flying here around so far for.