Fraport Complete Test Phase for New Pier A-Plus

Frankfurt Airport’s new Pier A-Plus at Terminal 1 was due to open as this issue went to press. (Fraport)

Fraport has announced that during the course of eight days in September, 2,000 test passengers put Frankfurt Airport’s new Pier A-Plus at Terminal 1 through its paces.
“With the help of these test passengers, during the past few weeks we have been able to check all of the processes essential for smooth-running daily operations when the new A-Plus goes into service,” said Martina Pfeffer, Fraport AG’s Head of Terminal Capacity Management.  The new Pier A-Plus was due to become operational as this issue went to press.
“Feedback from our test passengers has proven to be particularly important and valuable for the fine tuning.  Once again, we wish to thank all of the dedicated participants.  Following this successful completion of the test phase, we have a clear path for inaugurating Frankfurt Airport’s new pier,” Ms Pfeffer added.
Fraport says that Frankfurt’s Pier A-Plus offers the latest in terminal technology and design, as well as a wide range of innovative shopping, food and beverage and other amenities for up to six million passengers per year.  This latest expansion at Frankfurt Airport is among measures aimed at securing its role and competitiveness in the international air transportation system.  The new area expands Terminal 1 by about 2,625ft (800m) westwards and comprises more than 1,995,630sq ft (185,400m²) of total space.  Pier A-Plus has seven docking positions for wide-body aircraft: four capable of handling the Airbus A380 and three the A340-600.