Business expansion
Hessen; Darmstadt; Frankfurt am Main
Location of affected unit(s)
Frankfurt am Main
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.23 - Service activities incidental to air transportation

1,000 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
29 June 2022
Employment effect (start)
30 June 2022
Foreseen end date
31 December 2022


Fraport, the operator of Frankfurt Airport, has announced the creation of 1,000 new jobs at Frankfurt Airport by the end of 2022.

Fraport announced that 870 people have already been hired this year. A lack of staff, for example in baggage handling or at security checks, has led to chaotic conditions at German airports at the start of the peak travel season. Fraport has drasticallyreduced its staff by around 4000 jobs by 2021 ( Fraport 2021 -DE). According to Fraport, the 1000 new jobs in baggage handling or security checks are to be created by the end of 2022.

The unions accuse the airline industry of excessive austerity. They say the trend towards outsourcing has contributed to the current summer chaos.

Fraport employs 22,707 people at its Frankfurt site.



Eurofound (2022), Fraport, Business expansion in Germany, factsheet number 107075, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/107075.