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Frankfurt: thousands miss out on flights due to controls

Lufthansa has complained that thousands of passengers at the weekend in Frankfurt were not able to reach their flights. Reason wait have been times up to 90 minutes at the security checkpoints are long.

Several Thousands of Lufthansa passengers have, according to the airline company on weekend flights, due to long wait times and missed to the security checks in Frankfurt am Main.

"Although you were early, arrived at the Frankfurt airport, did not reach 3000 passengers to their flights on time," said Lufthansa. At the security checks in Terminal 1, passengers would have to queue up to 90 minutes. Because passengers were not on time to the plane and their Luggage had to be loaded again, took off, according to the airline 88 of your machines to be late. The resulting delays would have summed up to 16 hours.

A spokesman for the airport operator Fraport reported that the Saturday had been, with 200,000 pass an "absolute peak day" in the Winter act. Usual of 150,000 to 180,000 travellers are currently. On Saturday morning we have concentrated on the security controls, the spokesman said. The operation on Sunday ran his information, but re-regulated.

Because suitcase had to be unloaded, started, many of the machines too late.


"On the fourth weekend of advent once again become a major quality problems at Frankfurt airport clearly overloaded"," criticized Lufthansa-Manager Detlef Kayser. The System of security controls to be overloaded at peak times, "obviously". The Problem had to be solved in the coming year, "urgent".

On the website, passengers were called at least three hours before departure at the Terminal to arrive because it was "a very busy day". Hand baggage should be abandoned, in order to shorten the waiting time at checkpoints.

congestion at control points already in the summer

responsible for checking the Federal police now want to analyze, together with your three security providers, and how it could come to the Situation on Saturday, a spokesman said. It is known that the service providers have a lack of staff and also the infrastructure for a large passenger volume to your limits of trust. It had been partially occupied by all control stations, said the Federal police spokesman.

The Frankfurt airport is the Airport with the highest passenger volume in Germany. Already in the summer, there had been congestion at the control points. The Fraport spokesman reported that discussions with all the Stakeholders to remedy the situation to run for months. In order to speed up the process, established the Federal police at the end of November, new control stations. The results of the test run should be available at the beginning of the year.

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