With its location at the centre of Europe, Vienna Airport has developed into an important turntable to Eastern Europe as well as to the Middle East - and has thus grown into the biggest employer of the Region East and a major economic motor for Austria.
This development was continued by enlarging the terminal areas. Skylink offers passengers more comfort as well as even more service and with that a new, pleasant travel experience. The additional capacities ensure that qualitatively high-grade and fast passenger handling can be guaranteed despite an increase in air traffic.
With the objective of offering passengers a modern airport with up-to-date comfort, service and safety, an urban development contest was carried out in 1999. The decision was made for the Skylink lead project and the architectural venture Itten-Brechbühl/Baumschlager-Eberle was commissioned for the first planning stage in November 2000. After conclusion of the submission design and granting of the construction permit, the further project design was awarded to the JV P.ARC-MOSER-Neumann. The foundation for the new terminal project was laid in January 2006. The completion of Skylink started in February 2010. A simulated trial was started on 5 January 2012 with 3,200 passengers and some 1,800 arrivals and departures. The test phase is designed to test and improve the terminal operations. The Skylink terminal with check-in 3, gates F&G, and a new arrivals hall opened on 5 June 2012.