Frankfurt airport’s Terminal 2 will resume passenger operations on Tuesday June 1, for the first time in over a year.
The terminal temporarily closed in March 2020 “due to the decrease in flights caused by the pandemic”, and the airport has used the downtime to carry out “extensive upgrades, repairs, and modernisation projects”, including the installation of over 3,000 new glass panes in the five skylights of the terminal roof.
A total of 48 airlines are set to resume flights from Terminal 2, with customer parking facilities reopening and the Sky Line and bus shuttle services between the airport’s terminals also resuming operation.
Covid-19 safety measures include 3,000 floor markings, 480 see-through partitions at check-in, counters, 30 disinfectant dispensers, and the blocking off of every other seat in waiting areas.
The airport said that “some restaurants” at the terminal will reopen, “focusing initially on meeting travellers’ basic needs”. All supply of food and beverages will be on a takeaway basis until further notice.
Other facilities including Duty Free, a pharmacy, currency exchange and car rental services will also resume operations. A list of open shops and restaurants (updated daily) is available on the airport website at fraport.com.
Note that the terminal’s Visitor Terrace remains closed, with a scheduled reopening planned for August – interested customers should consult fra-tours.com.
Commenting on the news Sascha Konig, head of Fraport AG’s terminal resource management department, said:
“We’re very pleased to announce that, after more than a year, Terminal 2 will finally be reopening,” says. This will put us in an excellent position for handling the predicted increase in passenger volumes during the upcoming summer months.
“Of course, we’re also doing everything possible to prevent infection and safeguard the health of our passengers and employees at Terminal 2.”