From the Ground Up

Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide of Germany, a company that operates one of the busiest European hubs, has teamed up with Jacksonville Airport Authority (JAA), Florida, with hopes for changing the way ground handling services are provided at American airports. This partnership is based on the concept that it would make sense for airports to offer a full range of ground handling services instead of having airlines fend for themselves. The shift in responsibilities is seen to be advantageous for the airlines, because it could decrease their costs and increase the level of service; they would no longer have to lease operations space or hire ground personnel at each airport. The advantages for an airport to provide ground handling services would include generating more revenue and making the airport more marketable. At the present time, JAA has service from 17 airlines, including all the major carriers in the U.S.; as a major international hub, Frankfurt has service from more than 200 airlines. Fraport considers the establishment of its first American subsidiary at Jacksonville the best way to learn about operating on this side of the Atlantic and plans to develop it as a showcase for the U.S. market.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 26-28
  • Serial:
    • Airport Magazine
    • Volume: 17
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0744-5326

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01005808
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 3 2005 4:47PM