Following on from Lufthansa opening its First Class Lounge, Frankfurt Airport is set to reopen Terminal 2 from 1st June.
With Terminal 2 reopening, its parking facilities, the Sky Line and bus transfer connections to Terminal 1 will recommence operation too.
If you’re flying out of Frankfurt Airport will need to check which airlines are moving home. The list at the time of writing is:
- Aer Lingus
- Air Algérie
- Air Astana
- Air Cairo
- Air Europa
- Air France
- Air Moldova
- Air Montenegro
- Air Serbia
- American Airlines
- Azores Airlines
- Blue Air
- British Airways
- Bulgarian Air Charter
- Cathay Pacific
- China Airlines
- China Eastern Airlines
- China Southern Airlines
- Corendon Airlines
- Gulf Air
- Iraqi Airways
- JAL Japan Airlines
- KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
- Korean Air
- Kuwait Airways
- MIAT Mongolian Airlines
- Pegasus Airlines
- Royal Air Maroc
- Royal Jordanian Airlines
- S7 Airlines
- SriLankan Airlines
- TUI fly
- Turkmenistan Airlines
- Uzbekistan Airways
- Vietnam Airlines
Again – check which terminal your airline is departing from before travel.
As we’re still in pandemic times, 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.
The parking facilities have reopened too, with passengers advised to book a parking space in advance as more people are driving to the airport.
With the terminal reopening, 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 their facemasks for eating or drinking, passengers and visitors are asked to keep a sufficient distance from others.
Shops selling magazines and newspapers will be open as well as Duty-Free and Travel Value shopping. In addition, 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 are open.
If you need to plan your airport shopping, head to the Frankfurt airport website.
Sadly, the visitor’s terrace at Terminal 2 will remain closed, with plans for it to reopen in August. The airport tours are also suspended for now.
Sascha König, who heads Fraport AG’s terminal resource management department said
“We’re very pleased to announce that, after more than a year, Terminal 2 will finally be reopening,”
“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.”
Just remember, check before you travel
With most non-Star Alliance airlines moving out of Terminal 1 and back to Terminal 2 it’s important to double check where you are departing and arriving from – as it will impact on the time you will need to traverse between the terminals, trains stations and car parks.
With the reopening of Terminal 2, there should be more space to circulate in too, allowing social distancing to be maintained, without feeling crammed in.
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