A brand-new security checkpoint will be built. All passengers departing from Terminal 5 will use the same security checkpoint, and once they go through it there will be a brand-new area for shopping and eating.
It will feel modern, airy and inviting. A nice mix of permanent shops with temporary, seasonal pop-up stores and self-service stations will be offered, so you can conveniently shop and get something to eat. No matter whether you have plenty of time to enjoy food, a drink and some shopping or need to get quickly to your flight, you will be able to find something that suits you – with something for every budget and every taste.
It should feel like you are flying out of a Scandinavian airport but at the same time you experience being in an international setting.
In order to handle the increased demand for more intercontinental routes, a brand-new pier will be built in Terminal 5.
The new pier is designed to handle more passengers as well as larger aircraft models, for instance the Airbus A380. The trend is for airlines to have larger planes that carry more passengers. The new generation of aircraft are also quieter and more fuel-efficient than older ones, which helps keep down increases in noise and emissions.
It will be smooth and easy to go between the area for Gates F26-F69 today and the new pier – both for departing and arriving passengers.
Passengers will encounter an inviting, inspiring environment, with plenty of seating. Before you board the aircraft, you will be able to charge your phone, work a bit or watch the planes and daydream a little.
The world's largest aircraft will be able to land at Stockholm Arlanda
In 2017, Stockholm Arlanda will be able to handle larger aircraft, so-called Code F aircraft. These include the world's largest plane, the A-380, which can carry 800 passengers.
Two gates are being prepared in the first phase. After this, the new pier will also be able to handle these aircraft. Read more about the new pier here.
So far, Runway 1 was reinforced in 2015 in order to accommodate the new, heavier planes.
Three-armed passenger bridges planned
To increase efficiency during boarding and disembarking, terminal renovations and a larger number of bridge extensions are needed. A solution with three-armed passenger bridges will result in an efficient, smooth flow inside the airport.
Baggage and check-in will also be modified – all in order to produce as efficient and smooth an experience as possible.
New airport maintenance area
In order to renovate Terminal 5 and construct a new pier, the existing airport maintenance area will have to be relocated and a new one built.
The new airport maintenance area comprises a total of 13 new buildings, including a field garage, a bus garage, a facility for cleaning and de-icing vehicles, canopy structures and storage facilities. Space will be provided here for a new workshop for vehicles as well as workshops for runway lighting, day markings and field operations together with offices and staff facilities.
New utilities including district heating and cooling, electricity, water and waste will be installed. The new airport maintenance area is designed to have a clear environmental profile, including environmental certification of the new buildings and infrastructure.
The work will be under way from the summer of 2016 to the autumn of 2018.
Renovation of area for Gates 11-24 in Terminal 5
In order to handle ever larger passenger flows, we also need to renovate the area for Gates 11-24, on Levels 3 and 4 in Terminal 5.
Arriving non-Schengen passengers will experience an improved transfer process, faster flows, and smoother passage through the security checkpoint and border control. Basically, the process should feel smoother and more efficient.
New baggage handling system in Terminal 5
We will now build the baggage handling system of the future in Terminal 5.
In order to handle the large increase in passenger volume, one that is already under way and will continue in the years ahead, we must increase capacity in the baggage handling system. The focus is on finding flexible solutions of the future.
This project will assess the baggage handling system for both departing and arriving passengers in Terminal 5, including the new pier. Passengers will have a positive experience with smooth flows. People who work there will have a good workplace environment.
A new, modern baggage hall for arriving passengers will also be built.