Incheon Airport Begins Construction on New Terminal 2
South Korea’s Incheon International Airport began construction on its new Terminal 2. The $2.5 billion, 7.4 million square foot (687,482 square meter) terminal will be almost twice as large as the airport’s Terminal 1.
The new terminal will have various features, including a second airport control tower, a train station, parking facilities, and an airside Intra Airport Transit (AIT). The space will also feature a landside shopping district, an aircraft observation deck, a transfer hotel, a sculpture and exhibition area, and gardens with waterfalls, indoor streams, and koi ponds.
Passengers can arrive by car or train, and will have immediate access to the ticketing hall, ticketing counters, security locations, and the Intra Airport Transit, which will provide quick and easy transfer between the terminals. The choice of materials for the new terminal will include textures and colors that draw from Korean culture, such as locally quarried granite and native wood.
The terminal will have photovoltaic cells integrated into the building to capture energy from the sun. VIP lounges, restaurants, and stores will also be located in the new terminal.