Oktoberfest cheer comes to Germany’s largest aviation gateway, Frankfurt Airport

Prost! – Cheers!

2013-09-26 — /travelprnews.com/ — Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is now celebrating Oktoberfest until October 6 at Terminal 1’s concourse “Z”. Decked out in the style of this popular annual festival, concourse “Z” will feature brass-band music, traditional Bavarian costumes, and schuhplattler-style folk dancing to create the atmosphere of the Oktoberfest beer tents. Considered the world’s largest and best-known popular festival, Oktoberfest takes place every fall in Munich. Americans, Japanese, Chinese, Germans of course, and many other visitors from around the globe attend this celebration of beer and Bavarian culture. Smaller Oktoberfest events are also held in other parts of Germany, so it makes perfect sense to spread the Oktoberfest cheer at Germany’s largest aviation gateway, Frankfurt Airport. FRA’s restaurants are serving white sausages and other Bavarian specialties. Wheat beer, fresh from the keg, is a “meal” in itself. Passengers can also pose for their own festival photographs behind an Oktoberfest prop that has been set up in the concourse “Z” shopping atrium.

There are numerous special retail offers to enjoy, too. In the terminals, shopping assistants are handing out coupons so that passengers and visitors can take advantage of a “two for one” promotion at participating airport restaurants, allowing them to order a second drink free of charge. At the “deutsch” restaurant, free hearty wheat-beer is served with every entrée when you present the corresponding coupon. The Rheingold Bar provides a Bavarian meal consisting of white sausages, giant soft pretzels, and half a liter of beer for only 10 euros (instead of 12 euros) when presenting one of the coupons. In some airport boutiques, shopping coupons entitle you to a 10 percent discount. For example, you can buy a traditional German dirndl dress – which many of the ladies at Oktoberfest wear.

The FRA Oktoberfest is another example of Fraport’s “Great to Have You Here!” quality service program – launched at Frankfurt Airport to introduce new innovations and enhance service for making it even easier and more pleasant for passengers to depart, arrive and transfer via Germany’s largest aviation hub. FRA served more than 57 passengers in 2012.