New series Animal Airport follows the tales of the many creatures that pass through the doors of the Animal Reception Centre at the world's busiest airport, Heathrow in the UK. Nowhere else will you find as many species of animals as they journey- some legally, many illegally- across the globe. As well as thousands of dogs and cats, they've had almost every animal imaginable through their doors including; sloths, giant octopi, bears, elephants, tigers, lions, sharks, alpacas, venomous snakes, vampire bats and the British Olympic equestrian team. In the first episode, the mistreatment of animals heading for the pet trade is highlighted when a box of a hundred chameleons is intercepted, many of which are dead on arrival. Can the team save the rest? Plus, follow the staff as they get to grips with reception's grumpy resident crocodile and catch a man trying to smuggle a tortoise through customs in his underpants. Fascinating and emotional, this series tells the unforgettable stories of some very interesting travellers and the human counterparts who help them on their journey.

Animal Airport - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2000-05-22

Animal Airport - Frankfurt Airport - Netflix

Frankfurt Airport (IATA: FRA, ICAO: EDDF) (German: Flughafen Frankfurt am Main [ˈfluːkhaːfn̩ ˌfʁaŋkfʊɐ̯t ʔam ˈmaɪn], also known as Rhein-Main-Flughafen) is a major international airport located in Frankfurt, the fifth-largest city of Germany and one of the world's leading financial centres. It is operated by Fraport and serves as the main hub for Lufthansa including Lufthansa CityLine and Lufthansa Cargo as well as Condor and AeroLogic. The airport covers an area of 2,300 hectares (5,683 acres) of land and features two passenger terminals with a capacity of approximately 65 million passengers per year, four runways and extensive logistics and maintenance facilities. Frankfurt Airport is the busiest airport by passenger traffic in Germany as well as the 4th busiest in Europe after London Heathrow Airport, Paris–Charles de Gaulle Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The airport is also the 13th busiest worldwide by total number of passengers in 2016, with 60.786 million passengers using the airport in 2016. In 2017 Frankfurt Airport handled 64.500 million passengers. It also had a freight throughput of 2.076 million metric tonnes in 2015 and is the busiest airport in Europe by cargo traffic. As of summer 2017, Frankfurt Airport serves more than 300 destinations in 5 continents, making it the airport with the most direct routes in the world. The southern side of the airport ground was home to the Rhein-Main Air Base, which was a major air base for the United States from 1947 until 2005, when the air base was closed and the property was acquired by Fraport. In 2017, passengers at the airport increased by 6.1% to 64,500,386 compared to 2016. The airport celebrated its 80th anniversary in July 2016.

Animal Airport - Developments since 2011 - Netflix

The new runway officially went into operation on 20 October 2011, with an aircraft carrying Chancellor Angela Merkel, performing the first landing on 21 October. The centre line separation from the existing north runway is about 1,400 m (4,593 ft). This allows simultaneous instrument landing system (ILS) operations on these two runways, which has not been possible on the other parallel runways, which do not meet the 3,500-foot minimum separation for ILS operations. This allowed the airport to increase its capacity from 83 to 126 aircraft movements per hour. On 11 October 2011, the Hessian Administration Court ruled that night flights between 11pm and 5am (the so-called Mediationsnacht) are no longer allowed at Frankfurt Airport after the inauguration of the new runway, and therefore overrode the approval from the Hessian government from 2007 which allowed 17 scheduled flights per night. On 4 April 2012 the German Administrative Court confirmed the decision of the Hessian Administration Court, banning night flights between 11pm and 5am. To handle the predicted passenger amount of about 90 million in 2020, a new terminal section adjacent to Terminal 1 for an additional six million passengers opened on 10 October 2012. It is called Flugsteig A-Plus and exclusively used by Lufthansa mainly for their long-haul flights. Flugsteig A-Plus features eight parking positions and is able to handle four Airbus A380 or seven Boeing 747 at once. In November 2016, Ryanair announced to open a new base at Frankfurt Airport starting four routes to Spain and Portugal. This sparked severe criticism especially from Lufthansa, as Ryanair was granted high discounts and incentives regarding the airport's fees. On 28 February 2017 Ryanair announced its winter progamme for Frankfurt which will see a further 20 new routes been added which are Athens, Barcelona, Brindisi, Catania, Glasgow, Gran Canaria, Kraków, Lanzarote, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, Pisa, Porto, Seville, Tenerife, Toulouse, Valencia and Venice London Stansted, Madrid and Milan and Manchester from Winter 2017.

Animal Airport - References - Netflix