Terminal 3


Terminal 3 is taking shape in the south of Frankfurt Airport on land that was previously occupied by a U.S. military base. About to become Europe’s most advanced airport terminal, it is designed to handle up to 14 million passengers a year. In the first construction phase, work will focus on the main terminal building with a total of 24 aircraft docking positions along two piers.

The architecture of the new terminal is ultramodern. Generously dimensioned halls and areas are flooded with daylight via floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows. The planners have largely dispensed with artificial light sources. Pipes, cables and other lines harmoniously blend with the architecture without disrupting the vast open spaces or detracting from their esthetics. Thanks to energy-efficient construction and state-of-the-art technology, only minimal heating is required to maintain a comfortable temperature.

The spacious marketplace in the middle of Terminal 3 is a real eye-catcher and more: diverse shops, restaurants and cafés arrayed on an area of about 6000 square meters invite passengers to browse, relax and enjoy themselves. An adjacent lounge zone with a direct view of the apron is appropriately and attractively furnished for travelers to chill or catch a catnap. Both piers also include amenities such as rest areas, shops and specially equipped benches where passengers can get some work done before departing.

Terminal 3 is also optimally connected and very quick and easy for passengers to get to. Fraport is building a new passenger transportation system, similar to the existing SkyLine people mover, that will link it with the existing terminals. Once completed, it will let you transfer from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3, with a brief stop at Terminal 2, in only about eight minutes. The new terminal will also be easy to reach by taxi, bus and car.

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Christian Engel

Christian Engel

Press Officer
for Infrastructure and Terminal 3

Fraport AG
Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide
Corporate Communications
Press Office (UKM-PS)

60547 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 690 - 30713
Fax: +49 69 690 - 495 – 30713

Phone: +49 69 690 - 30713
Fax: +49 69 690 - 495 – 30713

Christian Engel

Simulation Terminal 3