Terminal Development Planning, Frankfurt Hahn Airport

Hahn, Germany, 2006 - 2007

Terminal development planning and design of a new passenger teminal for Low-Cost Carriers. Development of an infrastructure concept

  • Client: Fraport AG
  • Timeframe: 2006 - 2007
  • GFA: 50,000 sqm
  • Use: Airport
Expansion and extension scenarios for the new build
Expansion and extension scenarios for the new build

In 2006, together with airport consultants and engineers

NACO, AS+P was commissioned to devise the planning

Szenario of land-side development
Szenario of land-side development

concept for a new passenger terminal to the Southwest of the

existing airport grounds. The brief was to develop a new lowcost

operations terminal with 18 Ryanair slots for 8 MAP and

the potential for extension. The unique occasion for greenfield

planning along with the special location with the rolling

Hunsrück topography enabled a completely new concept for

the new build to be created that did full justice to the special

needs of low-cost operations. Given economic developments,

going forward the new build project was abandoned.

In a second step, plans were made to convert the existing

terminal, while upholding all the strengths and advantages

of the new build concept developed in 2006. Realization and

operation of the converted terminal were again to be cost

effective yet without constraining revenue potential on either

the land or the air side. This brief meant the new terminal was

a pure process layout, with passenger flow optimized to the

max and all unnecessary costs avoided. Thus, in the checkin

area routes to the apron are short, boarding processes

are by foot and there are few levels that passengers have to

move between. On the air side, a large air-conditioned market

square generates financial earnings. Outside the terminal,

the land-side retail and commercial development is possible,

allowing additional potential revenue to be earned – a major

factor for the success not only of the airport but of regional

development, too.