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Frankfurt Airport introduces innovative Home to Gate service

Germany’s busiest hub Frankfurt Airport has introduced an innovative new premium ‘Home to Gate’ service for passengers.

The service sees flyers picked up from their homes via a limousine transfer to the gateway, who are then escorted straight to the departure gate.

Operator Fraport AG, explains it has been launched so passengers can get to flights “fast and free of stress”, and no longer need to look for a parking space, haul suitcases, or wait in line at the check-in counter, making it more convenient to fly from Frankfurt Airport.

The Home to Gate service is open to anyone, no matter which airline or class they have booked or which destination they are heading to.

Passengers and travelling companions are picked up in a Mercedes S-Class, VW Phaeton, or BMW 7 Series car or Mercedes van and chauffeured to the airport.

Once there, a service guide takes care of luggage and handles check-in, and then returns with boarding passes and escorts travellers straight through a special separate security checkpoint, by-passing the queues.

On the apron in front of the terminal, another car waits to take travellers straight to their departure gates.

The per-person price depends on how far passengers live from the airport, and costs for up to 20 km €229, up to 40 km €249, and up to 80 km €299, which includes two checked bags and carry-on luggage.

The Home to Gate service is part of the “Great to have you here!” service programme at Frankfurt Airport to enhance the experience of passengers.

In 2013, Frankfurt Airport welcomed more than 58 million passengers, and It is Germany’s largest hub.

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