Old airport terminal, gone by March 2013
(ADW) Built in 1975, the old Findel Airport is now being demolished which actually began being gutted about a month ago. Demolition work will last "until the end of March 2012," said Fernand Brisbois, Executive Director of Lux-Airport. Terminal B will reopen in early 2013.
After twelve months of procedures for organising the huge demolition site, diggers began work in October at old terminal which will completely disappear by the end of March 2012: five months of work.
Then "the terrain will be lowered to the level of the tarmac: one part will expand the aircraft area the other part will be used for road traffic," says Fernand Brisbois. The space saving enables aircraft that normally need to be towed out of the airport, to turn around and exit on their own.
3 to 3.6 million passengers in one year
After the demolition comes the construction of a walkway at the end of 2012, linking the new Terminal A to the old Terminal B, that is not in operational at present. Currently travellers are transported directly by bus to aircraft, the new walkway will allow them to make the same short route by foot.
With the reopening of Terminal B, planned for the first half of 2013, Luxembourg airport will increase from a current capacity of 3 million passengers to 3.6 million passengers per year.