Fraport Receives Building Permit for Pier G

City of Frankfurt issues permit for Pier G as the second construction phase of Terminal 3 – Long permit procedure delays construction schedule – Construction of Pier G now slated to begin in spring 2019

Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport (FRA), has received the required permit for the construction of Pier G from the building inspectorate of the city of Frankfurt. Pier G was originally envisaged to be built after completion of the first construction phase of FRA’s new Terminal 3. By building the new pier earlier than planned, Fraport is responding to increased passenger growth. Slated to become operational in the summer season of 2021, Pier G will initially expand FRA’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 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.

Construction of Pier G will be carried out by a general contractor. The respective contract will be awarded by early 2019 on the basis of an EU-wide invitation to tender. Fraport Ausbau Süd GmbH, a fully owned subsidiary of Fraport AG, will take responsibility for monitoring and coordinating the construction project.

Facts & Figures on Terminal 3

   1st  construction phase:
main terminal building
with Piers H and J
2nd  construction phase:
Pier G
Planned start of operation 2023 winter schedule 2021 summer schedule
Annual passenger capacity 14 million 4-5 million (6-7 million, when fully completed)
Approx. 90,000m² Approx. 22,000m²
(approx. 40,000m² when fully completed)
Total floor area of all stories
Approx. 306,000m² approx. 55,000m²
(97,000m², when fully completed)
Retail and food & beverage space Approx. 9,700m² Approx. 1,960m²
Lounge areas Approx. 6,200m² None
Adjacent parking positions 24 + 1 nearby parking position 9
(14 + 2 nearby parking positions, when fully completed)
Gates Pier H: 15 (10 + 5 Busgates)  
Pier J: 23 (14 + 9 Busgates)
13 (24, when fully completed)
Check-in counters and luggage drop-off points
About 76 11   (19, when fully completed)
Baggage carousels
10 3 (5, when fully completed)
Indoor parking spaces at the terminal Starting in 2023: total of 8,500 From 2021: approx. 2,200

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