Climate Protection

Fraport has set itself the mission of reducing its CO2 emissions continuously, reaching net zero by 2050. 

Clear strategy for climate protection

Fraport AG will significantly reduce CO2 emissions within the Group and at Frankfurt Airport by 2030. The aim is to cut emissions to 125,000 metric tons of CO2 per year in the Group as a whole and to 80,000 metric tons at Frankfurt Airport. Fraport’s targets for its Group airports are based on those set by the countries in which they are located. Frankfurt Airport, for instance, is taking its 2030 target from the German government’s Climate Action Plan to 2050, by which time even Fraport’s CO2 emissions at the airport are to be cut to zero. 


Fraport is leveraging savings in four areas in its efforts to meet its targets:

  • Energy consumption in infrastructure
  • Energy consumption in traffic and transport
  • Energy mix
  • Smart air conditioning

Dr. Wolfgang Scholze, Head of Environmental Management, Fraport AG

“Our job is to ensure that airport operation is as energy efficient and environmentally friendly as possible. In the future, this will also include self-generation of renewable energy at the airport.”


It was the Fraport Group that co-developed the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) scheme. This is a scheme engineered by the Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) with the aim of encouraging as many European airports as possible to comprehensively manage their CO2 emissions and become carbon neutral.The ACA scheme has now become a global industry standard. 

In 2009, Fraport was the first airport operator in the world to obtain this certificate for Frankfurt Airport. Every year since then, the high optimization level has been recertified, for the eleventh year in succession in 2020.

The energy saved in a year could power the floodlight at the Allianz Arena in Munich for over 2.5 years.    

You could provide 8,600 households per year with the saved power from our terminals.

Going forward, it will generate around 1.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year.

This applies both to passenger vehicles as well as special ground handling vehicles on the apron.

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Frankfurt Airport Lays Cornerstone for Future Terminal 3

Today (April 29), Fraport AG laid the cornerstone for Frankfurt Airport’s new Terminal 3, one of Europe’s largest privately financed infrastructure projects. Numerous guests and construction workers attended the ceremony, which marked the start of above-ground construction.



Fraport AG and AeroGround Flughafen München GmbH Develop Virtual Reality Training Tool for Ground Operations

Fraport AG, the operator of Frankfurt Airport, and AeroGround Flughafen München GmbH, a wholly-owned ground handling subsidiary of Flughafen München GmbH (the operator of Munich Airport), have developed a joint virtual reality (VR) training tool for ground handling operations.



Fraport and Deutsche Bahn to Test Artificial Intelligence at Frankfurt Airport

The robotic head smiles at the passenger and greets them: “My name is FRAnny. How can I help you?” FRAnny is an expert on Frankfurt Airport, and is able to answer a wide range of questions – including the correct gate, the way to a specific restaurant, and how to access the free Wi-Fi.



Fraport and e-Novia Trialed Guide Robot YAPE at Frankfurt Airport

In a recent trial, self-driving guide robot YAPE moved through Frankfurt Airport, accompanying passengers to their gates and helping them to transport their small luggage.



Fraport AG: Well Positioned for the Future, Nationally and Internationally

Fraport AG’s executive board chairman, Dr. Stefan Schulte, struck a positive note at the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) today: “We can look back on a very successful 2018. Supported by strong growth in passenger traffic at Frankfurt Airport and our international locations, we achieved a new record high for revenue and earnings.



Frankfurt Airport Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Terminal 2

25 years ago, the very first aircraft arrived at Terminal 2: a Cathay Pacific Boeing 747 from Hong Kong with 350 passengers onboard. Since the official inauguration on October 24, 1994, Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 2 has been the departure point, destination or stopover for some 200 million travelers.



Frankfurt Airport Opens Seven New Security Control Lanes in Extension Hall A

The German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) and airport operator Fraport AG have opened a new aviation security checkpoint at Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Featuring seven control lanes, the additional checkpoint has been installed in a purpose-built extension to Concourse A at Terminal 1 – after only six months of construction.



Frankfurt Airport: New Winter Schedule Features 259 Destinations Worldwide

On October 27, Frankfurt Airport’s new winter schedule will become effective – in tandem with the end of daylight saving time in Germany. In winter 2019/20, a total of 88 airlines will be offering passenger flights from FRA, serving 259 destinations in 99 countries worldwide.