Fraport and Lufthansa create joint venture “FraAlliance”


LONDON – Fraport and Lufthansa have formed a new joint venture called “FraAlliance”. Each company owns a 50% share in the new venture. The aim of this partnership is to improve the quality of products and services at Frankfurt Airport.

The two companies intend to use FraAlliance to strengthen their existing cooperation on strategic and operational issues at Frankfurt Airport and thus plan to deepen their long-standing partnership with regard to improving services at the terminal. 1 from Frankfurt Airport.

The joint venture aims to improve aspects related to business development and operations, customer experience, infrastructure, intermodality and sustainability.

Improvements are to be achieved by analyzing and optimizing processes in terminal operations, as well as adopting a common, customer-focused approach to product development.

The objective is to improve all processes and product offerings for flights, while strengthening the airport’s competitiveness.

Lufthansa app

One of the first results of this strengthened partnership is the availability of real-time updates for aviation security checkpoints in the Lufthansa app.

This allows Lufthansa passengers to see waiting times at checkpoints in Frankfurt via the app, allowing them to take these times into account when planning their schedule and making travel arrangements.

In another project, passenger flows were carefully analyzed and optimized. This will significantly reduce transfer times for approximately one million passengers per year by removing unnecessary and duplicate security checks.

Partnership statements

Pierre Dominique Prümm, Executive Director Aviation and Infrastructure of Fraport AGsays: “With this joint venture, we are creating a very responsive and efficient team that can pursue areas of mutual interest and continue to improve passenger services.”

“This is an important signal for Frankfurt Airport’s medium and long-term prospects.”

Jens Ritter, CEO of Lufthansa Airlines, says, “We want to provide our customers with a reliable, on-time and top-notch travel experience. The joint venture will allow us to place a stronger and more targeted focus on the projects necessary to achieve these objectives.

“The new partnership in our Frankfurt hub will bring significant added value to our customers by implementing innovative and future-oriented measures.

Joint Staffing Agreement

The FraAlliance team must be composed in equal parts by the two companies. The new joint venture is co-led by Dirk Schusdziara (previously Senior Vice President (SVP) Business Affairs Central Unit Airside and Terminal Management, Corporate Safety and Security of Fraport AG) and Jörg Harnisch (previously Head of Lean Project Management and of the CoE Improvement process within the Lufthansa Group).


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