Munich International Airport MUC
is presently Germany's second-largest airport, serving the State of Bavaria and its capital city Munich. It has been voted by Skytrax as 'Europe's Best Airport' seven consecutive years, and has moved up to number 3 in ranking among global airports of this size. Munich Airport opened in 1992, and 20 years later celebrated its 500 millionth passenger arrival. In 2015, Skytrax declared Munich Airport as being a '5-star Airport', as well as ranking number 3 among the World's Best Airports. In 2016 it was voted 'Europ['s Best Airport' by Skytrax.
NOTE : The Airport operator announced that a new subsidiary company 'Munich Airport International' will be operating by early 2017 - intended to centralize its international activities of airport management and consultancy.
MUC Airport is located inside of three municipalities, Oberding, Hallbergmoos & Marzling, and is 18 miles northeast of Munich (25 minutes from city center) - accessible via Autobahn A-92 and A-9.
With two very long runways and 42.3M passengers in 2016, Munich International Airport is served by a large number of major & minor, regular and low-cost airlines, offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe - as well as by seasonal charters to popular vacation destinations.
The Summer timetable 2016 runs between March 27 and October 29, 2016 - including 51 intercontinental destinations. Winter timetable begins Oct. 30 and ends March 26
New Airport hotel 'Hilton at Munich Airport'
with 389 rooms and direct terminal access can be recognized by its glass atrium in the center. It offers conference & business facilities covering over 20 meeting rooms, a fitness area, swimming pool, whirlpool, steam bath & sauna, as well as dining options and Nightflight Bar. Currently it is under expansion at its eastern wing, adding 162 more rooms - to be completed early 2017.
Munich Airport has two passenger terminals - T1 & T2 (with new T2 Satellite) and the MAC (Munich Airport Center.
Current and future Airport Developments:
Munich Airport is to get a new runway. Also for the future current Plans for Terminal 1 (T1) expansion are
intended to boost capacity by 6M passengers annually. The design is based on (a) a 3-level central building complex structure with a core adjoining the current T1 and (b) a new pier /Concourse. The expansion project - including affected arrival areas at current Module B - are to cover around 80,000 sq.meters (the construction process is comparative to building a whole new airport).
- The core building is to house the central security & passport control, as well as Food & drink & retail outlets.
- The apron level is to house baggage claim and departure gates for non-pierside aircraft and will be connected to the current terminal at Module B.
- The level above the departure area is to channel arriving passengers to either security screening, down to the baggage claim area with a spacious lounge area, or to connecting flights
- The new Pier /Concourse- to be linked to T1's A & B modules - is to extend by 320 meters into the Airport’s western apron, with stands to handle up to 12 aircraft, 2 of which are for Airbus A380.
The Construction project may start in 2018, while the new pier is to become operational by around 2022.