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Waiting time at Frankfurt airport : thousands of passengers miss plane

Long waiting queues at Frankfurt airport have made it difficult for many travelers to the Start of the Christmas holidays. The Saturday had been acting in the Winter, "absolute peak day" with almost 200 000 passport, said a spokesman from airport operator Fraport on Sunday. Usual 150 000 to 180 000 travelers are currently. On Saturday morning we have concentrated on the security controls, the spokesman said. The operation on Sunday of delivery, therefore, but again.

Previously, had complained of the Lufthansa long waiting times of up to 90 minutes at checkpoints. That's why 3000 passengers had missed their flights informed the Airline on Sunday. In episode 88 of their machines took off with a delay because the baggage of the travellers affected out had to be loaded, such as the airline reported. The Luggage can't fly without the passengers. Overall, it had been on Saturday 430 Lufthansa take-offs, 68 000 passengers would initially want to fly.

The 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.

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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. (dpa)

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