Airport operator Flughafen Wien has revealed the details of its latest terminal development project for Vienna International Airport in Austria. The project will focus on increasing passenger comfort, expanding the shopping and gastronomy offerings, and creating a central security area spanning three gates.
The core of the project will modernize and expand Pier East and Terminal 2 (T2) creating up to 110,000ft² of additional space for shopping and gastronomy offerings. This includes new walls, floors and lighting, as well as a renovated roof. A central security area will also be built in T2 to encompass gates B, C and D.
To improve passenger flows between T2 and Terminal 3 (T3), Flughafen Wien will construct a new building at the southern side of T3 that will also create additional space for shopping, gastronomy and waiting areas.
Vienna Airport’s modernization program will be delivered in several phases with an eventual completion date of 2023 and total budget of €500m (US$570m). A budget of €39m (US$44m) has been approved by Flughafen Wien’s management board to begin the planning process.
Julian Jäger, member of the management board of Flughafen Wien, said, “Thanks to the resolute implementation of our quality strategy, Vienna Airport is now at an internationally recognized 4-star airport level. In the past few years Terminal 1 was completely modernized, Pier West was newly and more attractively designed, the shopping plaza was reorganized, and numerous other improvement measures were carried out. The projects we have presented aim to provide passengers with greater comfort and a much more diverse shopping and gastronomical offering. It is our clear objective to become a 5-star airport by implementing these improvements.”
Günther Ofner, member of the management board of Flughafen Wien, said, “The earnings strength and profitability of the company will be sustainably improved on the basis of these economically optimized investment projects. As a strong developer, we will ensure project implementation is on schedule and on budget. We will invest a maximum of €500m (US$570m) up to 2023.”