Night flights nixed

This item appears on page 69 of the August 2012 issue.

In April, in response to noise complaints, Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) imposed a curfew on all flights between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., in accordance with a ruling by the Federal Administrative Court in Germany. The court also reduced from 150 to 133 the number of flights allowed in the “shoulder hours.” The airport is the second busiest in Europe for cargo traffic, and this will negatively affect many firms that depend on night deliveries.

In April, the Cologne/Bonn Airport (CGN) banned passenger flights between midnight and 5 a.m., but nighttime cargo flights are still allowed. About 6,000 passenger flights a year will be affected.