I don't know if it was discussed recently. But today I read an article in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (one of the best newspapers in Europe), that the new runway at FRA will be delayed again. Probably only in 2009 or even 2010 the first aircrafts will land on the new north-west runway. This is really bad news for FRA. They are losing to CDG, AMS and MAD. In the article it is also mentioned that for many routes the new Gulf airports (Dubai etc.) will be a big competition for FRA. LH and Star Alliance won't like that. I am wondering if this will have effects on MUC and ZRH. On both airports are still enough slots available (despite the noise problems in Zurich).
(Unfortunately the article is not online)
[Edited 2006-09-13 15:44:19]