The idea behind CapacityPlus was born in the run-up to the 2004 European Football Championship in Portugal. Siemens provided a solution to address the capacity and security challenges related to the significantly increased passenger numbers during the event. The terminal was implemented inside a tent structure and a temporarily converted military hangar. It was designed to switch from arrivals to departures operation according to the match schedule. Over a period of one month, 700,000 football fans passed through the terminal, which was dubbed the “Siemens Terminal.” It was completely dismantled after the event.
The fast-track airport terminal solution for temporary, interim and permanent needs
Do you need a new terminal – for special events, for a low-cost carrier or during a reconstruction phase? CapacityPlus terminals provide a cost-effective solution to accommodate temporary as well as prolonged passenger peaks. The solution comes complete with check-in counters, security systems for passengers and baggage, and a baggage handling system – and it can be set up in existing buildings, hangars or tents.
For short-term demand, such as during large sports events, CapacityPlus is the only feasible solution to extend existing facilities and ensure smooth and safe operations. For longer-term applications, CapacityPlus offers better cost advantages and shorter implementation times compared to any other solution available in the market. In regard to design, technical systems and solutions used for the building, CapacityPlus terminals are highly scalable and can be easily adapted to keep pace with growing processing demands. What’s more, they have a high degree of reusability and can be dismantled and relocated easily. These features plus the fact that CapacityPlus requires far less resources for installation make the solution extremely environmentally friendly.
- Cost-efficient solution for temporary, interim and permanent terminals
- Tailor-made terminal solution on a turnkey basis, from planning, design and engineering to implementation, maintenance and technical operation
- Flexible payment structures
- Scalable according to specific demands
- Adaptable to local facilities and infrastructure
- Short implementation time
CapacityPlus is delivered as a cost-efficient solution for either temporary or medium-term capacity demands. Depending on the needs and intended duration of use, we offer flexible business models – from lease agreements all the way to an outright purchase, including financing.