Simple Flying - Tom Boon

Frankfurt Airport will reopen its northern runway from June 1st. Hopefully, the move marks an important turning point in the city’s aviation recovery, which is still currently experiencing limited passenger numbers. The reopening is ahead of an expected increase in air traffic, last seen in summer 2020.

In charge of coordinating air traffic across Europe, Eurocontrol is forecasting an increase in passenger aircraft movements. These predictions mean that the airport will need the extra runway to cope with expected flight numbers. The Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS) GmbH, in charge of air traffic control in Germany, supports the move. The runway is only used for arriving flights.

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