Vienna Airport Unveils New Terminal 2, Operations to Begin 29th March
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Vienna Mayor Michael Ludwig, Lower Austrian Governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner and the Vienna Airport Management Board members Julian Jäger and Günther Ofner present the newly designed terminal
An exclusive lounge spanning 2,400 m², new restaurant offerings, a centralised security checkpoint and additional baggage conveyor belts improve the quality of stay for passengers
After two years dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, Vienna Airport will once again put Terminal 2 into operation, thus ensuring a new travel experience for passengers. The oldest airport terminal was completely modernised and expanded to encompass new features. Starting on 29 March 2022, travellers can take advantage of a modern and very exclusive lounge covering an area of 2,400 m², new restaurant and shop offerings, a centralised security check for the B, C and D gates as well as additional baggage claim conveyor belts. As a result, the airport will once again operate the entire terminal infrastructure.
“The airport is an indispensable hub for all of Lower Austria and continuously demonstrated this important role during the pandemic. The airport’s passenger estimates make me optimistic that there will be a comeback of aviation, which in turn creates jobs and generates value for Lower Austria. The newly designed Terminal 2 creates an excellent environment for travellers to stay and one that measures up internationally. We can be proud of this in Lower Austria,” explains Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Governor of the Federal Province of Lower Austria.
“Vienna continues to be a popular tourism destination in spite of the challenges relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the first point of entry for all passengers, Vienna Airport is an important calling card for the city. I am particularly gratified to see that the beauty of Viennese culture and tradition are even reflected in the new design of Terminal 2. Vienna Airport is a vital hub for the entire Vienna business and tourism location, but also for the entire eastern region and beyond,” states Michael Ludwig, Mayor of the City of Vienna.
“Despite this horrible war against Ukraine and the dynamic development of the COVID-19 pandemic, we expect Vienna Airport to experience significant passenger growth in the spring and summer of 2022. I am pleased that we can offer our passengers a completely new experience during their stay at the airport starting on 29 March 2022, thanks to the new Terminal 2 and above all, the new Vienna Lounge. The oldest area of the terminal now shines in new splendour reflecting Austrian and Viennese culture,” says a satisfied Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Vienna Airport.
“Vienna Airport also invested in the future during the crisis, and completely modernised the oldest part of the terminal at a cost of around € 62 million. Our construction department and all suppliers succeeded together in implementing an international flagship project on schedule and on budget in spite of the challenges posed by the pandemic, short-time work and an uncertain passenger development. I look forward to passengers convincing themselves of this new offering as of the end of March,” states Günther Ofner, Member of the Management Board of Vienna Airport.
The new “Vienna Lounge”: Exclusive atmosphere, Viennese elegance and local art
The highlight of the new Terminal 2 is the “Vienna Lounge”. Spanning an area of about
2,400 m², the new lounge leaves nothing to be desired. Elegant interior decoration with typical Viennese design elements, comfortable and high-quality furnishings and a panorama view of the airport apron combine to create a light and pleasant atmosphere. Possibilities to take showers, relaxation rooms and even a separate large meeting room looking out upon the apron offer useful services to travellers. The renowned catering company Donhauser ensures delicious cuisine. In cooperation with the Leopold Museum, the entire lounge is decorated with high quality art prints of well-known works of art by major local artists such as Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and many others. Travellers spending time in the “Vienna Lounge” will feel as if they are almost really experiencing Vienna from its most picturesque side.
Centralised security checkpoint, new restaurants and baggage claim conveyor belts
An important new feature of Terminal 2 is the large, centralised security checkpoint. Once this has been completed, passengers can conveniently stroll through the shopping and restaurant landscape, which also has something new to offer alongside well-known brands such as Heinemann Duty Free, Swarovski, Juice Factory, CAPI, Lami and Convenience Shop. Zugvogel, a restaurant offering full service by waiters and a view of the airport apron, was reopened, and Veganista/The LaLa-Store featuring vegan delicacies will soon be open for business. The popular Austrian restaurant brand Trzesniewski will also open its portals to guests in the light-flooded hall of Terminal 2 before one reaches the security checks. The hall itself is decorated with elegant chandeliers produced by the traditional Viennese company
J & L Lobmeyr. A practical convenience are the four new baggage claim conveyor belts on the way to the arrival hall.
New Pier East: spacious gate areas and comfortable stay quality
Pear East containing the D gates for non-Schengen flights was also modernised. The decentralised security checks and partition walls of the previously separated gate areas were dismantled within the context of the new centralised security checkpoint. Passengers can take advantage of the offering of spacious lounge areas along with high-quality shops and restaurants.
Starting 29 March 2022: all departure areas open again for passengers
In particular, Vienna Airport expects more passengers at Easter and in the summer months. Up to 190 destinations in 60 countries will be directly accessible from Vienna, corresponding to almost the entire destination offering before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Vienna Airport is putting Terminal 2 into operation once again in a timely manner to coincide with the start of the summer flight schedule in order to prepare for the travel-intensive summer season. Starting at this point in time, passengers will have all departure areas in Terminals 1, 2 and 3 at their disposal. Information on the respective check-in area of the airlines is available to passengers at https://www.viennaairport.com/en/passengers/airport/airlines.
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