Frankfurt Airport has Animal Appeal

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  1. MSYgirl

    MSYgirl Gold Member

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    The passengers get pampered with fancy food, showers, spacious sleeping cubicles and even medical care—all part of the price of a ticket. Also included: a driver to the aircraft and private boarding.

    A Modern-Day Noah's Ark
    A horse groom travels with a horse at Frankfurt International Airport. Lufthansa Cargo

    If there is a modern day Noah's Ark, this is it. The Animal Lounge at Frankfurt International Airport is the largest animal airport facility in the world, handling everything from tropical fish to elephants. There are snakes on planes, sure, plus pigs, cheetahs, lions and birds. Each year, more than 2,000 horses pass through and 15,000 dogs and cats have short stays in the building.

    In fact, Frankfurt handles 110 million animals a year—almost twice the number of human passengers—though some 80 million of them are ornamental fish.

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    Thanks for posting, MSYgirl!
    This is a great story in today's print edition of the Wall Street Journal. As a frequent traveler through FRA, it's no surprise that this airport (and Lufthansa) is ahead of the rest in this "niche air travel market"! By all means, if you are a pet owner, read the article at the link provided, it is quite good, and points out many issues regarding the future of pet/animal travel, coming soon to an airport near you! ;)

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