Ansett wrote: ↑
06 Sep 2019, 22:57
Atlantis wrote: ↑
06 Sep 2019, 10:52
Ok, let me explain.
As you probably knows, BAC bought the Sheraton in front of the airport some time ago. Real Estate is a big part of the airports portfolio. Two major reasons for this: the hotel has most of the time full capacity, sold out and second, when you are owner of it, you can do with it what you want.
And this will bring us to the topic and most relevant. This Sheraton will disappear from this place and will be build next to the terminal where we had that huge old DHL building. Like I explained earlier, this new place, what we called in the past T2, will be the place for this new hotel, mixed car park, under this building will be place for services, it will be also the intermodal hub and also passengers will experience this building much more as it will be an extension for the new terminal. Maybe not that big, but still it will be.
By removing the Sheraton from the current place, it will give us the needed place to completely widen open the departure curb and create several lines where cars can come to drop off pax. Of course the temporary drop off will disappear bcs this will be used for completely other issues.
So, pax will be dropped again in front of the terminal.
The terminal will not received just a new façade and some new things, it will be completely new, also inside. Everything will be according to the new standards, new way of check in, etc
So, I hope this will bring more light in your thoughts
Thanks a lot indeed, Atlantis, for this useful information.
Now, the million-dollar question is : have the studies for this ambitious plan been completed and approved?And just as important, when will the works start and be completed (or supposed to be completed) ? 2040 ?
The plans were all approved by the management, shareholders and many others who are involved. Without acception you can't come out with those plans.
Bcs those are ambitious plans, there were also many meetings with the communities and habitants around the airport. Those sessions are also completed.
I will remind you that a lot of parts in this plan are already finalised like the two brand new fire buildings, extention of car park 3 (under construction) the new buildings at Brucargo, etc. Many people don't know this but it is also part of it.
But what has the most impact like A pier West, the new terminal, the new road with better and advanced security to the airport takes a lot of time. That there is still no government is not helping bcs they have to deliver also a lot and we live in a bureaucracy. I don't have to tell you how long that takes.
Bear in mind also that we don't speak only about a new terminal, a new pier or drop off zone. We speak about more than hundreds of projects in this whole plan. That's why 20 years is quiet a short time.
We speak also about new tarmac for cargo at BRU cargo West, faster exit lanes at runway 25R/07L for cargo and pax. Extension of taxiway and/or extension of runway 25L/07R. New baggage handling, renovation of pier B, bridges, a new economic center, etc.