Fraport’s test phase for the new Pier A-Plus successfully completed
Posted: 28 September 2012 | Fraport AG | No comments yet
More than 2,000 test passengers try out the new area at Frankfurt Airport Terminal 1…
During the course of eight days during September 2012, two-thousand test passengers put Frankfurt Airport’s new Pier A-Plus at Terminal 1 to the acid test. Testing covered wayfinding, security control, passport control and boarding processes. The test passengers comprised all age groups and had to register via the Internet to participate in the A-Plus test phase.
“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. As planned, the new Pier A-Plus will be inaugurated on October 10, when the first passengers and flights begin using this new facility. “Feedback from our test passengers has proven to be particularly important and valuable for the final fine tuning. Once again, we wish to thank all of the dedicated participants. Folowing this successful completion of the test phase, we have a clear path for inaugurating Frankfurt Airport’s new pier,” Pfeffer added.
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. The latest expansion at Frankfurt Airport, Pier A-Plus is one of many measures for securing FRA’s role and competitiveness in the international air transportation system. The new terminal area expands Terminal 1 by about 800 meters westwards and provides more than 185,400 square meters of total space. Pier A-Plus features seven docking positions for wide-body aircraft: four capable of handling the A380 superjumbo and three the A340-600.