The new A-Plus Terminal at Frankfurt Airport has been inaugurated
Frankfurt Airport's new A-Plus Gateway - the extension of 800 meters to the west of the 1 Terminal - was inaugurated shortly after almost four years of construction. Flight operations from the new terminal start on 10 in October, the largest German air hub to serve up to six million more passengers per year and thus reach a total of about 65 by millions of passengers per year. The terminal, worth 700 million, will be used exclusively by Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partners. The A-plus terminal provides multiple docking locations for large aircraft such as the Airbus A380 superjumbo or the aircraft family. Boeing 747.
With a usable area of 185,000 meters to live, A-Plus terminal It is the largest suspended construction carried out at the Frankfurt airport since the inauguration of the 2 Terminal, which took place at 1994. It provides seven berths for long-haul aircraft: four have been created for double-decker aircraft, such as the superjumbo. Airbus A380, And served by three passenger bridges (one for the upper deck and two for the main deck); And three other seats each with two passenger aircrafts for aircraft such as Boeing 747-8 and Airbus 340. Alternatively, eleven aircraft can be docked simultaneously at A-Plus Terminal, thus ensuring maximum flexibility.
The new gateway makes it easy and significantly speeds up the transfer process to Lufthansa's largest hub. In the future, All flights from the United States will be operated in Zone A of Terminal 1. The minimum connection time for multiple transfer flights on these routes will be reduced from 60 minutes to 45 minutes. Moreover, it will make you feel so-called docking rate. Thus, at the terminal they can dock several aircraft, not needing to park them in distant places on the ramp. For passengers, it is a much more comfortable way of disembarking than the transport to the terminal by bus, thus reducing the complexity of the operations.
The A-Plus Gateway has five Lufthansa lounges: a First Class lounge, two Senators and two Business lounges, where guests can take a break, work or rest. These areas extend the total Luftansa rest rooms in Frankfurt airport by almost 50%, to over 14,000 meters. A number of other details improve passenger comfort. The trolleys are longer and wider, to shorten the walking distances and to make it possible to pass those who do not rush. Moreover, the generous waiting spaces have seats equipped with electrical outlets and USB ports for electronic devices.
Also, this extension of Terminal 1 has led to the setting of new standards in terms of retail concepts. A total surface close by 12,000 meters to live is dedicated to a number of 60 of shops and restaurants which are concentrated in two central commercial areas. For the first time at the airport in Frankfurt, the Duty Free and Travel Value Shop spaces are conceptualized as shops that can be accessed. Thus, after they have passed the checkpoints, the travelers are automatically guided through the sales spaces.
The inauguration ceremony for the construction work for the A-Plus Gateway took place in December 2008. Maintaining operations in the vicinity of the 1 Terminal and on the ramp represented a huge challenge during construction. For this reason, certain works could only be performed during the night. The first part of the terminal, called the merging portion of the existing A-Plus zone and Zone A, was opened in July this year.