The newly revamped Terminal 2 will reopen on March 29, having closed two years ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vienna Airport’s oldest terminal has been completely modernised and expanded prior to reopening next week. Passengers will benefit from 2,400m² of new restaurant and shop offerings, a centralised security check for the B, C and D gates, and four new baggage claim conveyor belts.
“The airport is an indispensable hub for all of Lower Austria and continuously demonstrated this during the pandemic. The newly designed Terminal 2 creates an excellent environment for travellers and one that measures up internationally. We can be proud of this in Lower Austria,” said Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Governor of the Federal Province of Lower Austria.
The modernisation cost €62m. The “Vienna Lounge” combines elegant decoration with typical Viennese design elements, comfortable and high-quality furnishings and a panoramic view of the airport apron. Facilities include showers, relaxation rooms and a separate large meeting room looking out onto the apron.
In cooperation with Vienna’s world-renowned Leopold Museum, the lounge is decorated with high-quality prints of well-known works of art by major local artists such as Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt.
An important new feature of Terminal 2 is the large, centralised security checkpoint. Once through security, passengers can access the shopping and restaurant spaces, which offer well-known brands such as Heinemann Duty Free, Swarovski, Juice Factory, CAPI, Lami and Convenience Shop. Zugvogel, a restaurant offering full waiter service and a view of the airport apron, has reopened, and Veganista/The LaLa-Store will soon be open for business. Popular Austrian restaurant Trzesniewski will open in the Terminal 2 hall, before security. The hall itself features chandeliers produced by Viennese firm J & L Lobmeyr.
Pier East, which contains the D gates for non-Schengen flights, has also been modernised. The decentralised security checks and partition walls of the previously separated gate areas have been dismantled due to the development of the new centralised security checkpoint.
From March 29, all Vienna Airport departure areas will once more be in operation.