Vienna Airport begins €420m terminal expansion “to set new benchmarks in quality and ensure a comfortable stay”


Julian Jäger, joint Member of the Management Board, Flughafen Wien AG; Michael Ludwig, Mayor and Governor of Vienna; Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Governor of Lower Austria; and Günther Ofner, joint Member of the Management Board, Flughafen Wien AG, launched the intensive construction phase of the terminal extension. Photo: Vienna Airport

Vienna Airport has started construction on its €420 million terminal expansion, which is scheduled for completion in 2027. The development includes modern new retail and F&B offerings, exclusive new lounges, a state-of-the-art security checkpoint, improved routes for transfer passengers, and a strong focus on sustainability.

“Thanks to the new Southern Expansion project, we are laying the groundwork for Vienna Airport to join the ranks of the top airports and achieve 5-Star status,” said Julian Jäger, joint Member of the Management Board, Flughafen Wien AG. “In the future, our passengers will experience a substantial improvement of the quality of their stay in a new terminal environment thanks to a considerable enlargement of the shopping and restaurant offering featuring renowned Austrian and international premium brands. There will be new and exclusive lounges, large and comfortable leisure areas, new centralised and state-of-the-art security controls, and better transfer connections for transfer passengers between all terminal areas. And all of this will take place in an exclusive and high-quality terminal environment making Austrian and Viennese elegance perceptible and palpable in a charming way. The Southern Expansion enables us to set new benchmarks in quality and ensure a comfortable stay.”

More than 30 new retail and F&B outlets, covering an area of 10,000sqm, will create an extensive and diversified offering. The Southern Expansion will also make new and exclusive lounges available to passengers. Alongside a new 4,000sqm Austrian Airlines lounge, a new 2,000sqm Vienna Airport lounge will be created.

In the future, access for passengers to the new terminal building will be available after leaving the check-in area of Terminal 3. The new building will also create a convenient connection for transfer passengers between the F, G, C and D gates.

Construction of the new terminal building will take place based on the use of digital technologies. The entire building has been fully digitally recorded and virtually mapped out in the Building Information Modelling (BIM) system to reflect construction plans, creating a Digital Twin.

Sustainability is also a top priority. State-of-the-art building technology solutions will be integrated alongside optimised thermal insulation and a highly insulating façade. The intelligent building control system will also include highly efficient ventilation facilities with free cooling.

“The Southern Expansion is a key project within the context of our quality and investment drive over the coming years,” said Günther Ofner, joint Member of the Management Board, Flughafen Wien AG, the board member responsible for overseeing construction. “When it comes to planning and project management, we rely on our high level of competence in leveraging digitalisation and Building Information Modelling (BIM). In this way we can not only monitor the construction process on a daily basis, but also ensure adherence to costs and the planned timetable.”

Vienna Airport has started its €420 million terminal expansion. The development, to be complete in 2027, includes modern new retail and F&B, new lounges, and a state-of-the-art security checkpoint. Photo: Vienna Airport

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