The heart of the central ground handling infrastructure of Frankfurt Airport is our baggage handling system with its automatic baggage conveyor facility. Unique in the world in terms of size, functionality and performance, our baggage handling system is a cornerstone that allows for short transfer times for connecting passengers and their baggage - also between terminals, thus providing the Frankfurt hub with a true competitive advantage.
Covering nearly 81 kilometers of conveyor routes, the baggage handling system ensures that on peak days more than 110,000 baggage items are transported quickly and reliably to their destination points. That translates to a peak capacity of 20,000 successfully transferred baggage items per hour at an ordinary transport speed of 2.5 meters per second.
Reliable, intelligent baggage management secures short transfer times. Our reliability rate is 98.69 percent, and our baggage handling system is unrivalled in terms of scale and speed. Continuous modernization and innovations ensure that our system remains state-of-the-art. We introduced the standard-setting concept of safely transporting baggage items in coded plastic tray-type containers that has now been adopted by other airports and has proven its viability for large hub operations worldwide. Our most recent development is the integration of automated one-hundred percent X-ray screening of non-EU transfer baggage into the baggage conveyor system.