Frankfurt Airport to re-open Terminal 2 to meet rising demand
Frankfurt Airport is to re-open its Terminal 2 on June 1 in anticipation of rising passenger numbers during the upcoming holiday season in Europe.
“We’re very pleased to announce that, after more than a year, Terminal 2 will finally be re-opening,” says Sascha König, who heads Fraport AG’s terminal resource management department.
“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.”
Comprehensive health measures have been implemented to thoroughly prepare Terminal 2: including a total of 3,000 floor markings, 480 see-through partitions installed at the check-in counters, blocking off every other seat in the waiting areas, and installing 30 disinfectant dispensers.
“It’s naturally up to each individual to comply with the rules for preventing infection,” stresses König.
Effective June 1, the Terminal 2 parking facilities will also be fully operational and available for use. Because more passengers are now driving to the airport in their own cars due to the ongoing pandemic, the airport strongly recommends booking a parking space in advance.
Coinciding with the terminal’s re-opening, some restaurants and other services will also once again be serving passengers and visitors.
Like at Terminal 1, these retail and food outlets will be subject to the current legal requirements, focusing initially on meeting travellers’ basic needs. A supply of food and beverages will be ensured, but only on a takeaway basis until further notice.
Food and beverages may be consumed everywhere. However, when removing face masks to eat or drink, passengers and visitors are asked to keep a sufficient distance from others.
In addition to restaurants and food stands, shops selling magazines and newspapers, will be open. In the transit area, guests can enjoy Duty Free and Travel Value shopping. Hygiene products can be purchased in shops and via vending machines.
Other services available include a pharmacy, currency exchange, tax refund, customs, as well as car rental services.
The Visitors’ Terrace at Terminal 2 will remain closed for the time being although the airport expects to open the popular viewing platform in August.
Terminal 2 has been closed to traffic since March 2020, due to the decrease in flights caused by the pandemic.