Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport (FRA), has received the required permit for the construction of Pier G from the city of Frankfurt.
Pier G was originally planned 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. Expected to become operational in the summer season of 2021, Pier G will initially expand FRA’s capacity by four to five million passengers.
A Fraport spokesperson stated: “We’re very pleased to have obtained the green light for building Pier G. 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. Fraport says Pier G will provide lean processes that enable passengers to get to their flights quickly and easily.
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.