Lufthansa Group CEO calls for limitation of hourly movements at Frankfurt Airport: report

    Deutsche Lufthansa AG chairman and CEO Carsten Spohr reportedly proposed to limit movements at Frankfurt Airport from the current 104 to 102 (Handelsblatt/airliners.de/, 26-Sep-2018). Mr Spohr’s recommendation reportedly was submitted to the airport coordinating committee, which biannually sends recommendations to the Hessian Ministry of Transport and its federal counterpart on how high the threshold should be. Mr Spohr’s alleged suggestion would be to better manage congestion after operating issues and associated delays in summer 2018. A previously reported by CAPA, Fraport CEO Dr Stefan Schulte said the company is in favour of maintaining the threshold for maximum hourly aircraft movements at Frankfurt Airport in 2019, adding a higher benchmark could be considered following construction of terminal 3 pier G in 2021.