August 13 2020  |  Airline & Terminal News

Frankfurt Airport unveils sleep cabins in Terminal 1

By Jane Hobson

Frankfurt Airport has announced the unveiling of its NapCabs sleep cabins in area B of Terminal 1.

Located on Level 3 next to the roof terrace, the facilities are designed for passengers with extended waits for connecting flights. The snooze pods offer peace and quiet far from the hustle and bustle of the terminal. With a floor area of 4.2 square meters, the pods are compact but comfortable. It is equipped with a bed, workstation and a touchscreen with access to videos and music. It also features adjustable air-conditioning, lighting, a docking station for iPod, an MP3 port, USB charging and connectivity. Shower rooms are also available nearby.

The minimum rental period during the day is two hours during daytime. Between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., it is three hours. Usage is charged by the hour. During the day, 60 minutes cost €15 ($18 USD). The night the fee is €10 ($12 USD) – payable by credit card, PayPal or Alipay. The NapCabs are accessible year round 24 hours a day. They can be reserved in advance via - or they can be used ad-hoc, if available.

The pods are operated by German company Napcabs GmbH. They are also responsible for cleaning and disinfecting the cabins immediately after use, and for maintaining them.

The NapCabs join other accommodations available at Frankfurt Airport, such as The MY CLOUD transit hotel which has been operating in Pier Z since 2017. The hotel provides passengers with a total of 59 rooms, each featuring an ensuite bathroom with a shower and available to rent for a minimum of three hours.

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