- Title: GERMANY: FRANKFURT AIRPORT OPENS ITS NEW TERMINAL 2
- Date: 24th October 1994
- Summary: FRANKFURT, GERMANY (OCTOBER 24, 1994) (REUTERS TELEVISION - AVAILABLE ALL) 1. GV EXTERIOR NEW TERMINAL 0.03 2. GV SIGN READING: FRANKFURT MAIN 0.07 3. GV EXTERIOR NEW TERMINAL, TRAIN PASSING ON OVERHEAD LINE 0.12 4. GV OPENING CEREMONY WITH CHAIRMAN OF FRANKFURT AIRPORT DOCTOR WILHELM BENDER CUTTING RIBBON WITH HUGE PAIR OF SCISSORS 0.18 5. GV INTERIOR OF THE NEW TERMINAL, PASSENGERS WALKING THROUGH TERMINAL 0.24 6. SCU DIRECTION SIGN 0.28 7. GVS MAN OPERATING COMPUTER SCREEN (2 SHOTS) 0.41 8. CU FLIGHT INDICATOR BOARD 0.44 9. GV PEOPLE ON STAIRS AND ESCALATOR 0.49 10. SV EXTERIOR TERMINAL BUILDING 0.56 11. GVS LUFTHANSA BOEING 747-400 LANDING AT THE NEW TERMINAL (2 SHOTS) 1.17 12. GV PLANES DOCKED AND TAXIING AT NEW TERMINAL 1.26 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 8th November 1994 12:00
- Location: FRANKFURT, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Reuters ID: LVA6PPCIKNJ76580SRENER19LZZ5
- Story Text: Frankfurt airport, Europe's busiest air cargo centre and second only to London's Heathrow airport in passenger numbers, opened its new Terminal 2 on Monday (October 24) in a move to take traffic from its British rival.
A Cathay-Pacific Jumbo from Hong Kong arrived at the new building, the first of thousands of flights which will increase Frankfurt's passenger numbers from 32 million to 40 million by 2000.
The airport is capable of expanding to handle 12 million passengers a year and officials expect four or five million next year.
Frankfurt is preparing to attract more international passenger and cargo flights as britain's London Heathrow and Gatwick airports near their full capacity.
Some 20 international airlines including British Airways, Delta Airlines, Deutsche BA, Japan Airlines and Air France will move to the new terminal.
It cost 1.6 billion marks (1.07 billion United States dollars) with a further 240 million marks (160 million) invested in an underground baggage handling system and 350 million marks (233 million) on an overhead railway linking the old and new terminals.
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