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.

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Angola, Soyo, Dundo, Saurimo and Luena

When the Angolan government initiated a program to improve local infrastructure, high on the list were measures to increase the capacity of regional airports. Airport operator ENANA called for the implementation of four permanent modern airport terminals in a very short period of time. CapacityPlus fit the bill with its modular and scalable setup and fast implementation time. The terminals include all the elements an airport needs to meet international standards.

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Bloemfontein and Port Elizabeth, South Africa,

In time for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Siemens supplied one terminal each for the Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein airports. Airport Company South Africa (ACSA) awarded the contract for the turnkey solutions, which were supplied on a rental basis. Each terminal was designed to handle up to 4,000 passengers per day. After an on-site installation period of just seven weeks, both terminals were finished and handed over. Some 40,000 passengers used the terminals before they were dismantled at the end of the World Cup.

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Lisbon, Portugal

Siemens took on an even more challenging project for Lisbon Airport: record-time construction of the new Terminal 2 for departures. After completion of civil works, less than five months were left to set up the terminal. With its new lightweight building structure and several innovative measures for passenger comfort, process efficiency, safety and security, the project opened a completely new dimension for airport terminals. Initially Terminal 2 was used for domestic departures. Today, thanks to the terminal’s modularity and flexibility, it is additionally used for low-cost airlines

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Doha, Qatar

Siemens provided a temporary airport terminal for the Asian Games in Doha. The terminal building was implemented in a tent structure with a total area exceeding 8,000 square meters. The terminal, consisting of a departure and an arrivals area, was especially designed to receive the teams and officials from all participating Asian and Middle Eastern countries. It was in operation during November and December 2006, and Siemens provided all required technical operation and maintenance services. After the games, the terminal was completely dismantled.

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Lisbon, Portugal

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.