German transport company Fraport has been tasked with the management, organisation, and performance of the security checkpoints at Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
These actions were earlier managed by the German Federal Police.
However, the Federal Police will continue to carry out statutory oversight and supervision roles, in addition to overall aviation security responsibility.
Besides, it will continue to offer armed protection at checkpoints along with certification and approval of new checkpoint infrastructure.
The German Police will also manage the certification and recertification process for aviation security personnel.
Fraport has assumed new responsibilities at the airport from 1 January 2023.
It appointed three service providers, FraSec Aviation Security (FraSec), I-SEC Deutsche Luftsicherheit SE & Co. (I-Sec), and Securitas Aviation Service (Securitas), to conduct passenger screenings on its behalf.
Fraport CEO Dr Stefan Schulte said: “I’m pleased that Fraport – as the operator of Frankfurt Airport – is now able to assume more responsibility for security checks. This will allow us to bring our experience and skills into the operational management of aviation security.
“By deploying new technology and innovative lane designs at Germany’s largest aviation gateway, we can provide our customers and passengers with greater convenience and shorter wait times, while maintaining our high-security standards.
“Over the past few months, our team worked towards this starting date quickly and with a high level of commitment. The transition ran smoothly from the outset, thanks to our partnership with the security service providers FraSec, I-Sec, and Securitas. I offer my sincere thanks to everyone who was involved.”
The transportation company added that new CT scanners from have also been installed at six aviation security lanes since the start of the year.
Schulte added: “I would also like to thank our partners from the German Federal Interior Ministry and the German Federal Police for taking such a cooperative approach and being trusted partners on the road towards our new ‘Frankfurt Model’.”