- 1990 - 1995
- Building projects are completed
1990: The P5 multi-storey car park with 800 parking spaces is completed. The business passenger centre also commences operations.
Following German reunification the airport becomes a gateway between the East and the West. New services to Moscow, Prague, Danzig, Warsaw and to the Baltic states are launched.
1991: The Gulf War leads to a decrease in flights and a slump in the number of passengers. The introduction of the summer flight schedule sees a slight recovery and new international destinations such as Kaliningrad, Minsk, Riga and Vilnius are added in the winter.
The expansion of the airport continues: in May the P2 multi-storey car park is opened after just 6 months of building work. The topping-out ceremony for Terminal 2 is held on 24th October and, on the same day, the northern half of the Passenger Pier is inaugurated.
1992: The long-haul Airbus A340 stops over in Hamburg and draws large crowds. Over 34,000 guests visit the new observation deck in the first few weeks after it opens. The 100 metre long deck is inaugurated on 10th December.
The number of loud aircraft is steadily decreasing. These planes now account for only 14.9 percent of the total.
1993: On 18th January the model airport show, the only one of its kind in the world, is re-opened. On 1st April the new P6 car park, situated in Weg beim Jäger and with 1,100 parking spaces, goes into operation.
Following a construction period of 3 ½ years the new Terminal 4 (today Terminal 2) is inaugurated on 1st November in the presence of 1,500 guests. With a ground area of 20,000 m² the new terminal has the capacity to handle up to 7 million passengers annually. 7.3 million passengers are using the airport – more than ever before.
1994: Terminal 3 is renovated in just four months and equipped with completely remodernised facilities to bring it in line with Terminal 4 (today Terminal 2). The air cargo centre is also remodernised.
Landing fees are revised, with increased charges for loud aircraft and a price reduction for quiet aircraft, making the airport even quieter.
Sales revenues at the airport exceed the 150 million € mark for the first time.
1995: In September the airport welcomes the 150 millionth passenger since opening in 1911. Sales revenues continue to increase, and are now in excess of 165.3 million €.