A gigantic project executed during the Covid-19 pandemic
The crisis that the aviation sector suffered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic was unique in terms of its severity and duration. And Frankfurt Airport was no exception. In the meantime, however, the industry is noticeably recovering, especially in terms of passenger volumes. By 2022 FRA had reattained nearly two-thirds of the pre-pandemic figure, and this positive trend is continuing.
The Covid-19 years also massively affected the work to build the new Terminal 3. Although the construction work continued, temporary border closures within Europe significantly reduced the availability of materials and personnel to the involved contractors, with especially acute shortfalls between March and May of 2020.