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A Day at Frankfurt International

For me, no trip to Germany is complete without spending at least a few hours at the Frankfurt Airport. Besides the fact that it serves practically every one of the world's major airlines, it also offers some of the best areas to watch the action up close. I arrived into Frankfurt yesterday morning at about 7:00 AM and since my train to Berlin didn't leave until 6:00 PM, I had a long time to explore one of my favorite cities and take in some global aviation action. The viewing deck on top of Terminal 2 is closed for renovations, so I headed straight to Zeppelinheim, which is right at the end of runways 25L & 25C, the airport's main takeoff & departure runways. Unfortunately, the Qatar Airways A350 (one of the reasons I went to Germany this weekend) landed about 2 miles away on runway 25R. Oh well.... Here are some of the pictures I was able to take. All in all, it wasn't a bad way to spend a sunny Friday afternoon.
A KLM Fokker 70 in the new livery & a Lufthansa A321 conduct parallel approaches. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

A KLM Fokker 70 in the new livery & a Lufthansa A321 conduct parallel approaches. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Lufthansa A319 (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Lufthansa A319 (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Croatia Airlines A319 & American Airlines A330 on final (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Croatia Airlines A319 & American Airlines A330 on final (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Lufthansa B747-8i (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Lufthansa B747-8i (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Lufthansa B747 about to touch down. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Lufthansa B747 about to touch down. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Lufthansa B747-400 (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Lufthansa B747-400 (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

British Airways B767-300 taxiing for takeoff (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

British Airways B767-300 taxiing for takeoff (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

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Lufthansa A380. Now that's what I call wingspan. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

The "whale". (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

The "whale". (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Cathay Pacific B777 being towed from the cargo area to the terminal (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Cathay Pacific B777 being towed from the cargo area to the terminal (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

TAROM's Airbus A318 "Baby Bus" (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

TAROM's Airbus A318 "Baby Bus" (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Gulf Air taxiing out for the relatively long flight back to Bahrain (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Gulf Air taxiing out for the relatively long flight back to Bahrain (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Austrian Q400. This is Frankfurt's smallest regularly-scheduled passenger aircraft. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Austrian Q400. This is Frankfurt's smallest regularly-scheduled passenger aircraft. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

China Southern's B777 freighter (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

China Southern's B777 freighter (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

A China Eastern A330 being towed to Terminal 2 (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

A China Eastern A330 being towed to Terminal 2 (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Singapore Airlines A380 coming in from New York. Frankfurt serves as the stopover point for the flight between JFK and Singapore. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Singapore Airlines A380 coming in from New York. Frankfurt serves as the stopover point for the flight between JFK and Singapore. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Air China B777 in the Star Alliance livery. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Air China B777 in the Star Alliance livery. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

British Airways A319 (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

British Airways A319 (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Transaero B737 "classic" coming in from Moscow (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Transaero B737 "classic" coming in from Moscow (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

   
Lufthansa's A321 "Retro Jet" (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Lufthansa's A321 "Retro Jet" (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Qatar Airways' B777 freighter (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Qatar Airways' B777 freighter (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Sri Lankan A330 being towed to the gate (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

Sri Lankan A330 being towed to the gate (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

And my personal favorite: the Emirates A380. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

And my personal favorite: the Emirates A380. (Photo by Kyle Dunst)

1 Comment

  1. Tom Housworth Tom Housworth
    March 8, 2015    

    Great Shots Kyle!!! Enjoy the rest of your journey.

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I am a recent college graduate with a degree in Aviation Management. I spend my time as an airline industry professional, private pilot, blogger and world traveler. I have visited 36 countries to date and don't plan on slowing down. This blog is my way of sharing the latest developments in the airline industry as well as experiences from my world travels. All views and opinions are strictly my own.

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