Airports City of Frankfurt issues permit for new pier

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Fraport has received the permission to build Pier G as the second construction phase of its new Terminal 3.

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Even though Frankfurt/Main is Germany’s largest airport, only a few low cost carriers offer connections to the hub. The airport owner Fraport has now received the permit to build a new pier for low cost carriers.

After a long permit procedure and with a delay of one year, the construction of the new pier is now scheduled to begin in spring 2019.

“We’re very pleased to have obtained the green light for building Pier G,” stated a Fraport spokesperson. “Given the prolonged permit process, however, we’re now analyzing how to arrange Pier G’s construction schedule to optimally meet the ongoing strong traffic growth. Our goal is still to offer additional state-of-the-art handling capacities as soon as possible to relieve our existing Terminals 1 and 2. The plan is to award the contract for the construction of Pier G to a general contractor by early 2019.”

The new pier should be built as a fully functional passenger handling facility and later integrated into FRA’s new premium Terminal 3. Pier G will excel with lean processes that enable passengers to get to their flights quickly and easily by the shortest possible paths. The pier should be able to handle a capacity of four to five million passengers and is scheduled to become operational in the summer season of 2021. In order to handle over 90 million passengers, the German government decided to build a third terminal in the south of the existing terminals. The new Terminal 3 should be able to accommodate up to 25 million passengers and will have 75 aircraft positions. A new passenger transport system will connect the new terminal with the existing terminal 1 and 2.

Frankfurt/Main is the major hub for Lufthansa and Condor. In November 2016 Ryanair announced to open a new base in Frankfurt and offer flights to different European destinations. With over offered routes, Ryanair is the largest low cost carrier in Frankfurt.


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