The involved planners and architects wanted to give Terminal 3 a modern design with a feel-good ambiance. The main building features a unique three-level layout. Generously dimensioned halls and daylight-flooded areas evoke a feeling of expansiveness. Floor-to-ceiling plate-glass windows let passengers watch the fascinating action out on the airfield.
Terminal 3, with its clear structure and intuitive wayfinding, makes it easy for passengers to head straight to wherever they want or need to go. A wide variety of services also contributes to ensuring a pleasant stay. Here too, the airport’s operator Fraport consistently lives up to its motto: “Gute Reise! We make it happen.”
A range of new ideas and technical innovations permits passengers to experience the effortlessness of flight even before taking off. An example is circadian lighting control, which enhances their wellbeing by emulating the changing angle and intensity of actual daylight within the terminal building. This also diminishes the jetlag experienced by intercontinental travelers. Other technologies that are now being tested in the existing terminals will be integrated in Terminal 3 from the start. They include intelligent luggage drop-off systems and faster, more efficient security and digital border checks that shorten waiting times with state-of-the-art technology.
Fraport is making every effort to ensure that the time travelers spend in Terminal 3 is as pleasant as possible. All areas used by passengers are intelligently designed. Getting around within the building as well as to and from aircraft is facilitated by escalators, moving ramps and elevators. After checking in, it is easy and straightforward for travelers to proceed straight to their departure gate without changing levels.
From luggage drop-off to security and passport checks to the many carousels in the baggage claim, advanced technology ensures that all processes at the airport tightly mesh. Passengers using the new terminal therefore have a positive travel experience, whether they are departing, arriving or changing planes in Frankfurt.