Climate Protection

Fraport has set itself the mission of reducing its  CO2  emissions continuously, reaching net zero by 2045.  

Presskit "Our Strategy for Climate Protection"

Press releases, Infographics and Fact Sheets

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 120,000 metric tons of  CO2 per year in the Group as a whole and to 75,000 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. Carbon emissions  for the entire corporate group shall be reduced to zero  by the year 2045.

Essentially, Fraport is leveraging savings in four areas:

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

Thomas Schäfer, Head of Environmental Management, Fraport AG

“Inner conviction is behind Fraport’s pursuit of ambitious sustainability targets. We have intensified the relevant activities despite the covid-19 pandemic and are committed to achieving zero carbon emissions for the entire Group by the year 2045.”

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.

It generates 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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Boeing and Fraport showcase innovative technologies at the Boeing ecoDemonstrator European Expo in Frankfurt

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Fraport today kicked off the Boeing ecoDemonstrator European Expo at Frankfurt Airport to showcase innovative technologies that advance aviation.



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.



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.




Any business activity relies on the right infrastructure. At Frankfurt Airport, experts from various disciplines work together in a spirit of mutual trust to successfully bring to fruition challenging large-scale construction projects. These projects are as multifaceted as the passengers and visitors who come to the airport. Construction above and below ground, structural engineering, modernization work, and road and tunnel construction all make an important contribution to the “Gute Reise” mission statement.



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 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.



Fraport Traffic Figures – April 2019: Growth Path Continues

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) welcomed more than six million passengers in April 2019, a gain of 5.1 percent year-on-year. This noticeable increase can also be attributed to the Easter traffic, which occurred completely in April 2019 due to the later Easter holidays this year (compared to 2018).