The covid-19 pandemic unleashed an unprecedented crisis in civil aviation. Across the board, the industry saw passenger volumes plummet by more than 90%. Frankfurt Airport was no exception, suffering a massive drop in business. Eventually the aviation sector will recover, however, as past crises have shown. For this reason as well, Terminal 3’s flexible modular structure will pay major dividends. Currently the plan is to start operating Pier G and the main terminal building with Piers H and J all at the same time in 2026. Pier G will be almost completely finished in 2022, though, to give Fraport greater flexibility in case it’s needed sooner.