Originally intended for construction subsequent to completion of the first construction phase of FRA’s new Terminal 3, Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport (FRA), has received the required permit from the building inspectorate of the city of Frankfurt for the construction of Pier G.
The move has been brought about by increased passenger growth, with the airport handling 58 million passengers last year. The building of Pier G should be completed by summer 2021. When completed, it is anticipated that Terminal 3 will be able to cater for an additional 25 million passengers a year.
In a statement, a Fraport spokesman said: “We’re very pleased to have obtained the green light for building Pier G. 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.”
According to Fraport, the new pier will be built as a fully functional, state-of-the-art 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.
It is understood that the contract for the construction of Pier G will be awarded early next year. The state of Hesse owns about 30 percent of Fraport and the city of Frankfurt holds 20 percent.