Frankfurt Airport has undergone expansion several times and currently has two terminals which are quite large. These two terminals are able to serve a capacity of about 58 million passengers every year.
Terminal One is divided into three concourses or levels, and which are named A, B and C. It first opened in 1972 under the name Terminal Mitte. The different levels on this terminal are suited to meet different needs. For instance, the departure level on the upper deck is equipped with check-in counters, and the arrival area at ground level is equipped with baggage claim areas and separate approaches from the street so as to increase efficiency and avoid congestion. In addition, clear direction guides have been made available throughout the airport for easy access.
Terminal Two was opened in the year 1994 and it contains the gate areas D and E. It is located on the east side of Terminal One, with a continuous concourse providing direct access between the two terminals. Free sky line shuttle trains ply this route with the journey taking about two minutes. Another means of getting from one terminal to another is via the free shuttle buses that can be found by the roadside outside each of these terminals. Additionally, Terminal Two has got a total of forty-two gates, and which provide easy access from different points.
The layout of Frankfurt Airport is such that one can access all essential services from either terminal. These include taxis, emergency medical services, car hire, parking and so on. In addition, both terminals offer bureau de change services and a wide range of shops.
There is a separate Lufthansa First Class Terminal which is only used by passengers travelling first-class on Lufthansa. This terminal is exclusive and is only used by about 300 passengers daily. Among the benefits of using this terminal are that customs and security screening is individualized. Here there is a white-linen restaurant, bubble baths, valet parking, and a cigar room.
Plans are underway for the construction of a third runway.
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