FRA closed for 4 days!

Old Mar 31, 14, 10:39 pm
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Exclamation FRA closed for 4 days!

Runway repairs at the Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport has closed all four runways for repairs until Friday, April 4.

The repairs were originally scheduled to be done between May and December 2014 without closing the airport. They have been rescheduled to this week in order to take advantage of a 3-day-long strike by Lufthansa pilots. The walkout will not only ground Lufthansa, the single biggest user of the airport, but will result in cancellation of many feeder flights by other airlines as well. And while the strike isn't officially beginning until tomorrow, Star Alliance has canceled a lot of flights today in order not to strand too many passengers in Frankfurt.

The airport management team decided to take advantage of this unique situation to complete urgently needed runway repairs this week. Instead of causing individual runway closures and months of flight delays until the end of 2014, the repairs will be carried out around the clock on all four runways at the same time, and will be finished early Saturday.

The three old runways will be resurfaced, eliminating frequent bumps and reducing the wear of the landing gear. New EASA-mandated markings and brighter edge lights will be added as well. The recently built runway 07L/25R will receive a foam coating that will dramatically reduce the noise of landing aircraft - an issue that caused many complaints from residents near the airport.

During the repairs, the remaining traffic bound for Frankfurt will be rerouted to the Frankfurt-Hahn airport, located in the beautiful hills of Germany's Hunsrück region. Passengers checking in at Frankfurt will enjoy a free transfer to the Hahn airport with Zeppelin NT airships. Please check your flight status with the airline for details.

Frankfurt Airport always puts travelers first, and wishes everyone a safe and pleasant journey!

(Source: www.fraport.de/ APRIL FOOL news1404eng.html)
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Old Mar 31, 14, 11:28 pm
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Great idea from Fraport. ^
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Good one! ^
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Old Mar 31, 14, 11:31 pm
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Thanks for the heads up. @:-)

Do First Class passengers get their own airships to HHN?
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Old Mar 31, 14, 11:42 pm
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Great idea from Fraport. ^
Agreed!

I like everything about this. ^
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Old Apr 1, 14, 12:06 am
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LOL
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Nice one for April fool day ^
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Old Apr 1, 14, 1:18 am
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Isn't MUC closed today as [email protected]:-)
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Old Apr 1, 14, 1:19 am
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The NOTAMS have been updated:

Code:
A1440/14 - TWY W CLOSED. TWY DP1 AND TWY DP2 CLOSED. DAILY 2100-0300, 31 MAR 21:00 2014 UNTIL 04 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:45 2014
A1439/14 - TWY P1 CLOSED. TWY N19 CLOSED. DAILY 2100-0300, 31 MAR 21:00 2014 UNTIL 04 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:44 2014
A1434/14 - TWY N-NORTH BTN TWY W AND ACFT STAND F234 CLOSED. TWY N17 CLOSED. DAILY 2100-0300, 31 MAR 21:00 2014 UNTIL 04 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:41 2014
A1431/14 - TWY L10 CLOSED. DAILY 2100-0300, 31 MAR 21:00 2014 UNTIL 02 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:38 2014
A1426/14 - RWY 18 CLSD. DAILY 0000-2359, 02APR 00:00 2014 UNTIL 05 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:28 2014
A1425/14 - RWY 07R/25L WIP BTN TWY M13 AND TWY M15 IN MNM DIST OF 75M FM RCL. DAILY 2100-0300, 31 MAR 21:00 2014 UNTIL 02 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:27 2014
A1424/14 - RWY 07C/25C CLSD. DAILY 0000-2359, 02APR 00:00 2014 UNTIL 04 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:26 2014
A1423/14 - RWY 07L/25R CLSD. DAILY 0000-2359, 02APR 00:00 2014 UNTIL 04 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:25 2014
A1418/14 - MOBILE CRANE IN MISSED APCH AREA RWY 07L, 2 POSITIONS AT APRX 500309N 0083412E. ELEV 493FT/135FT AGL. DAY AND NIGHT MARKED. 07 APR 00:00 2014 UNTIL 08 APR 23:59 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 08:52 2014
A1417/14 - HIGH CRANE ERECTED AT CITY OF FRANKFURT (HENNINGER TURM). 500550N 0084136E. MAX ELEV 821FT/417FT AGL. DAY AND NIGHT MARKED. 01 APR 00:00 2014 UNTIL 30 JUN 21:59 2014 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 31 MAR 07:48 2014
A1402/14 - TWY S CLOSED BTN TWY S10 AND TWY S11. TWY S11 CLOSED. 28 MAR 12:59 2014 UNTIL 23 MAY 10:00 2014. CREATED: 28 MAR 13:00 2014
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Old Apr 1, 14, 1:27 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
The NOTAMS have been updated:

Code:
A1440/14 - TWY W CLOSED. TWY DP1 AND TWY DP2 CLOSED. DAILY 2100-0300, 31 MAR 21:00 2014 UNTIL 04 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:45 2014
A1439/14 - TWY P1 CLOSED. TWY N19 CLOSED. DAILY 2100-0300, 31 MAR 21:00 2014 UNTIL 04 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:44 2014
A1434/14 - TWY N-NORTH BTN TWY W AND ACFT STAND F234 CLOSED. TWY N17 CLOSED. DAILY 2100-0300, 31 MAR 21:00 2014 UNTIL 04 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:41 2014
A1431/14 - TWY L10 CLOSED. DAILY 2100-0300, 31 MAR 21:00 2014 UNTIL 02 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:38 2014
A1426/14 - RWY 18 CLSD. DAILY 0000-2359, 02APR 00:00 2014 UNTIL 05 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:28 2014
A1425/14 - RWY 07R/25L WIP BTN TWY M13 AND TWY M15 IN MNM DIST OF 75M FM RCL. DAILY 2100-0300, 31 MAR 21:00 2014 UNTIL 02 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:27 2014
A1424/14 - RWY 07C/25C CLSD. DAILY 0000-2359, 02APR 00:00 2014 UNTIL 04 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:26 2014
A1423/14 - RWY 07L/25R CLSD. DAILY 0000-2359, 02APR 00:00 2014 UNTIL 04 APR 03:00 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 11:25 2014
A1418/14 - MOBILE CRANE IN MISSED APCH AREA RWY 07L, 2 POSITIONS AT APRX 500309N 0083412E. ELEV 493FT/135FT AGL. DAY AND NIGHT MARKED. 07 APR 00:00 2014 UNTIL 08 APR 23:59 2014. CREATED: 31 MAR 08:52 2014
A1417/14 - HIGH CRANE ERECTED AT CITY OF FRANKFURT (HENNINGER TURM). 500550N 0084136E. MAX ELEV 821FT/417FT AGL. DAY AND NIGHT MARKED. 01 APR 00:00 2014 UNTIL 30 JUN 21:59 2014 ESTIMATED. CREATED: 31 MAR 07:48 2014
A1402/14 - TWY S CLOSED BTN TWY S10 AND TWY S11. TWY S11 CLOSED. 28 MAR 12:59 2014 UNTIL 23 MAY 10:00 2014. CREATED: 28 MAR 13:00 2014
Did someone send LH a memo?
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Old Apr 1, 14, 1:37 am
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Thanks for the heads up. @:-)

Do First Class passengers get their own airships to HHN?
Yes- in fact First Class passengers are exempt from the runway closings (they will keep one runway open and only service it from FCT)- PROVIDED only that their tickets were not issued by US Airways.
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Originally Posted by shady View Post
Isn't MUC closed today as [email protected]:-)
I think is closed for complete April.
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Old Apr 1, 14, 1:39 am
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Originally Posted by LufthansaFlyer View Post
Did someone send LH a memo?
RWY 7R/25R is still open for the 3xdaily A380 from EK
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Old Apr 1, 14, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by TRAVELSIG View Post
Yes- in fact First Class passengers are exempt from the runway closings (they will keep one runway open and only service it from FCT)- PROVIDED only that their tickets were not issued by US Airways.
Cayenne and S Class Drag racing no doubt up and down the now out of service runways....
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Old Apr 1, 14, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by oliver2002 View Post
RWY 7R/25R is still open for the 3xdaily A380 from EK
Obviously this will be OK- as the planes are typically empty anyway (no paying passengers) they are lightweight and thus do not affect the newly laid concrete bases underneath the runways. Lufthansa planes cannot fly because as they are completely full of passengers and luggage they weigh a lot more and thus cause damage to this important new construction project.
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