Fraport AG has laid the cornerstone for Frankfurt Airport’s new Terminal 3. The new terminal will secure the future of Germany’s largest aviation hub – Pier G is scheduled for completion in 2021, with capacity for up to five million passengers a year, while the main building with Piers H and J will begin operating by 2023, increasing T3’s total capacity to 21 million passengers.
To remind future generations of this milestone, a group of participants filled and bricked in a time capsule. They included Dr. Thomas Schäfer, Minister of Finance of the German state of Hesse, and architect Prof. Christoph Mäckler, as well as Fraport AG’s Executive Board Chairman, Dr. Stefan Schulte, and its Supervisory Board Chairman, Karlheinz Weimar. During periods of peak activity, up to 5,000 construction workers a day and around 75 tower cranes will be deployed at the Terminal 3 construction site.
“We are building the future with Terminal 3 – for Frankfurt Airport, the entire Rhine-Main region and far beyond,” said Schulte. “By employing state-of-the-art technology and intelligent processes to create an outstanding passenger experience, we are meeting the promise inherent in our slogan, ‘Gute Reise! We make it happen’. With the new terminal, we are adding sufficient capacity for about 21 million more travellers annually by the year 2023. Frankfurt is already an international leader in terms of connectivity. No other aviation hub in the world offers more destinations to business or leisure travellers than Frankfurt Airport. And Terminal 3 will further strengthen Germany’s most important gateway to the world.”
Terminal 3’s Pier G, with capacity for up to five million passengers, will be completed by 2021 in the southern part of Frankfurt Airport. This modern facility will later be integrated into Terminal 3’s premium product. The plans call for the main terminal building, along with Piers H and J, to be completed in 2023. There will be an option to later add a Pier K, increasing the new terminal’s total capacity to 25 million.