German airport operator Fraport has received the construction permit needed to move ahead with its new Pier G facility at Frankfurt Airport. Construction of Pier G will be carried out by a general contractor in early 2019 following the results of an EU-wide tender.
Pier G was originally scheduled to be built after the completion of the first phase of the new Terminal 3 (T3) building in 2023, however, the increase in passenger growth has forced the operator to take action sooner. Slated to become operational in the summer season of 2021, Pier G will initially expand the airport’s capacity by four to five million passengers.
“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 will be built as a fully functional, state-of-the-art passenger handling facility and later integrated into Frankfurt Airport’s new T3. Pier G will excel with lean processes that enable passengers to get to their flights quickly and easily by the shortest possible paths.