Fraport and Swissport sign deal for CargoCity South warehouse


Fraport and Swissport have signed a long-term lease to develop a custom-built air cargo warehouse at Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South.

The facility will have a surface of 16,900 square metres, with an additional 2,200 square metres to be used as office and social space.

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2019 with completion and handover to Swissport Cargo Services Deutschland planned for the beginning of the third quarter of 2020.

Fraport senior vice president of real estate, Christian Balletshofer says: “Thanks to the excellent location in CargoCity South and a flexible design, this new warehouse will allow Swissport to meet and continually optimise air freight handling requirements. Therefore, the innovative facility will provide Swissport with long-term growth opportunities at Frankfurt Airport.”

Swissport senior vice president for Germany, Austria & Switzerland, Willy Ruf adds: “Swissport is committing a double-digit million euro amount towards the new facility at Frankfurt. Infrastructure plays a key role in optimising our service delivery and reaching the ambitious efficiency and reliability goals for our clients around the world.”

Frankfurt Airport’s CargoCity South is a 98-hectare site with a community of 200 companies who can take advantage of more than 300 flight destinations worldwide via Frankfurt Airport.

There are also road connections via the Frankfurter Kreuz motorway junction offering extensive road links as well as rail connections.