Frankfurt Airport

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Frankfurt’s airport, The Pioneer of All Airports

The airport gained its greatest importance in the 1960s and 70s when the passenger flow grew rapidly and it became the second most important European air hub after Heathrow airport in London. In 1936 the new airport was officially opened, becoming the second biggest airport in Germany at that time, after Berlin’s Tempelhof airport. From its very first days Frankfurt became the flight base of the Lufthansa civil aviation company. After being used for military activities after World War II, the airport near Frankfurt remained in the hands of the Air Forces until Germany gained back its air superiority in 1955.