Munich International Airport
Address: Nordallee 25, 85356 München, Duitsland
IATA-airport code: MUC
ICAO-airport code: EDDM
Alias: Franz Josef Strauss Airport and Flughafen München
München Airport Center (MAC)
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It is an international airport located north of the city of Munich. It has grown into one of the largest and busiest airports in Germany. It should leave Frankfurt alone. There are several airlines that keep the airport as a base or as a hub, such as Lufthansa, Eurowings, Condor and TUI. The airport is also called Franz Josef Strauss (former Prime Minister). There are also 2 terminals with comparable capacity. There are also 2 runways of the same length to land all planes, even the largest passenger planes and cargo planes.
took place more than 80 years ago at Munich-Riem Airport. This airport was east of the city and fairly close by. Due to the growth in flights and lack of space, a new airport had to be designed. The location was elsewhere, about 30 km north of the city.
Finally it was time in 1992. Within 1 day the new and current airport replaced all flights from the old Riem airport. The first big test a year later when many fans of a big football match arrived at the airport. That was in fact a doubling of what was normal. The first full year ended with 12.4 million passengers. A year later, a luxury five-star hotel (Hilton) with more than 400 rooms was built. Since the opening, more and more airlines, plane routes, and passengers have been added. About 10 years after its opening, it received the largest aircraft in the world. There was an arrival of the Antonov AN 225 of DHL on its way to Afghanistan from the US.
Due to the enormous growth, a second terminal will have to be built. With a comparable capacity as terminal 1, the total was thus doubled to 50. It was also not long before the largest passenger plane landed, the Airbus A 380 in the year 2004. It went so well that the airport was named the best in Europe a years later. The second terminal had to be expanded in 2012 with the opening four years later. It is a satellite terminal that is connected to terminal 2 via a subway. This increased the capacity by 11 million passengers per year. A major renovation of terminal 1 is underway with a planned opening in 2023. This would bring the total capacity to 77 million passengers per year.
Munich Airport flight routes
Munich airport is a major airport in Europe. It is centrally located and offers flights to all corners of the continent and beyond. There are flights to most major cities, smaller lesser known places and holiday destinations that change with the seasons.
Munich airport is used as a hub both within the country and abroad. It receives many passengers as final destination Munich, but also as a transit port from smaller airports to destinations within Europe but also worldwide. The main domestic routes are as follows:
- Leipzig, Dortmund, Dresden, and Bremen
The main routes within Europe go to major cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, London, Madrid, and Rome. The holiday routes often change in the seasons. For example, in the winter months the destinations on the Canary Islands (Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife South) are popular, but in the summer months city trips to Barcelona,
Intercontinental routes are also offered from Munich Airport. For example, many planes go to Doha and Dubai as final destinations or as hubs to Asia. There are also direct flights to Asia such as Seoul, Hanoi, Bangkok, Phuket, and Singapore.
Direct flights are also offered over the North Atlantic Ocean. There are flights to Montreal, Toronto, and even all the way to the other side of the country, Vancouver. There are also charter flights to the Caribbean. These go to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic with the Condor airlines. However, most planes depart for the US from sunny Miami, urban New York JFK and to the west, Los Angeles. Other possible destinations:
Munich Airport transportation
Munich Airport is located northeast of the city. It is about 30 minutes by car (38 km). By car it takes just over half an hour to reach the city center from Munich Airport. The distance between the airport and Marienplatz is 38 kilometers. With the S-bahn it takes 35-50 minutes. The price is approximately 10 euros. Taxis cost about 65 euros from the airport to the city center. Taxis are available at terminal 2. At terminal 1 are the car rental companies like Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar and Budget. Parking is easy, both short-term (P1, P2, P3 and P4) and long-term (P5, P7, P8 and P20, P26).
Runways and terminals
At Munich Airport there are two runways that are both 4,000 meters (13,123 feet) long.
There are more than 200 thousand MUC arrivals on these runways annually. This means that a total of 48 million passengers used the airport in Germany in a year. The airport has 2 terminals that are in use. Terminal 1 is a bit older and can handle about 25 million people a year. With a new renovations they can add another 6 million a year. Departments A, B, C and D are for Munich Airport arrivals (divided by Schengen en non-Schengen). Section E is for Munich arrivals only. There is also a division for the Schengen area and beyond. This terminal is in use for most airlines besides Star Alliance. Terminal 2 is the newer terminal and has the same capacity (25 million). Mainly the airlines of Star Alliance (Lufthansa as well, who offer most flights) use this terminal. There is also a Terminal 2 Satellite.
Munich Airport has grown from 23 million in 2002 to 48 million passengers in 2019. The year 2020 brought 11 million travelers to the airport.