The station was opened in 1999. It measures 660 metres in length and 45 metres in height. It features a large dome containing a lounge area and a ticket hall, and is connected to the airport by a skyway that crosses the A 3. A 1-billion-€ complex containing hotels, convention centers and other facilities (AirRail-Center Frankfurt, now known as ) will be built above the station.
Lufthansa passengers can check in at Köln Hauptbahnhof and Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof. This scheme is known as AiRail Service. Trains operating under that scheme have a separate LH number associated with them.<br clear="all" />Lufthansa also has check-in counters within the bridge connecting the railstation with the Terminal.