Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport, 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 the airport’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 analysing 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, the company says, 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.
Original source - Airports International