Terminal 3

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What happened so far

The most important milestones in our interactive timeline

A lively past
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July 8, 1936
Fraport and the city of Frankfurt initiate talks on expansion of the airport.
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October 1997
Fraport’s supervisory board decides to expand the airport.
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September 27, 2000
Fraport holds an architectural competition.
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July 2001
Foster and Partners of London win the architectural competition.
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June 28, 2002
Fraport announces the start of the implementation competition.
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December 2002
Architect Christoph Mäckler from Frankfurt wins the implementation competition.
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May 19, 2005
Economics Minister Alois Rhiel approves the zoning plan.
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December 18, 2007
The city of Frankfurt gives Fraport permission to build Terminal 3.
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August 12, 2014
The construction of Terminal 3 kicks off with a groundbreaking ceremony.
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October 2015
In the first phase of the construction project, an area of 65,900 square meters is excavated.
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November 2015
Dry excavation to a depth of 5.5 meters is completed.
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May 2016
Road construction begins.
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June 2016
After completing the dry excavation work, the special below-ground engineering phase begins.
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Summer 2017
The pit is sealed by retaining walls.
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August 2017
The underwater excavation work continues until the pit reaches its final depth.
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September 2017
Specially trained divers prepare the bottom for underwater concreting.
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January 2018
Final construction phase of the access and exit ramps
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February 2018
The new people mover system
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March 2018
Groundwater is pumped out of the pit, purified and returned to the ground.
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July 2018
Fraport receives the building permit for Pier G.
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August 2018
The shell construction of Piers H and J begins.
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January 2019
The cornerstone of the main terminal building is about to be laid.
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April 2019
Construction of the right-of-way table begins.
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May 2019
The new people mover system will be built without interrupting operations at the airport.
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July 2019
The enlarged motorway interchange is taking shape.
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August 2019
The final steps of the foundation work are under way.
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October 2019
Work starts on the PTS workshop building.
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1st quarter 2020
Construction of the parking facility begins.
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2nd quarter 2020