Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Munich Airport is the only German airport to record growth in freight transportation

Munich Airport can reflect on a successful year in air freight in 2023. According to data from the German Airports Association (ADV), Munich Airport was the only major German airport to record growth in freight transportation in 2023. With a volume of 284,000 tons, the airport registered a year-on-year increase of 6.6%, while the total […]

Munich Airport steps up climate targets

Munich Airport is intensifying its existing climate targets and now intends to achieve Net Zero by 2035 instead of 2050 as previously. Achieving Net Zero means reducing the emissions that the airport itself can influence – known as Scope 1 and 2 emissions – by a minimum of 90%. The remaining around 10% of emissions […]

Munich Airport offers a choice of 172 destinations

The new winter flight schedule at Munich Airport will begin at the same time as the clock change and last from Sunday, October 29, 2023 to Saturday, March 30, 2024. During this period, passengers will be able to choose between 43 long-haul and 116 medium-haul destinations, as well as 13 cities in Germany. Deutsche Lufthansa, […]

Munich Airport reports increase in airfreight traffic

The steady upward trend at Munich Airport is reflected in the traffic figures for the first half of 2023: With 16.6 million passengers in the first six months, passenger numbers were more than 28% higher than in the same period of the previous year. In the first half of 2023, Munich Airport’s passenger volume therefore […]

Jost Lammers to lead Munich Airport for another five years

At its most recent meeting, the Munich Airport Supervisory Board renewed CEO Jost Lammers’ contract, which was set to expire at the end of 2024, for another five years. The Supervisory Board Chairman, State Minister Albert Füracker, acknowledged the 56-year-old CEO’s achievements and congratulated him on the contract renewal at the meeting. “Jost Lammers took […]

Joint Venture of AUDI and Lufthansa Industry Solutions moves into Munich Airport

With amplimind, a joint venture of AUDI and Lufthansa Industry Solutions, another company has chosen to locate at the LabCampus, the innovation hub at Munich Airport. At the company’s new headquarters, it will intensively advance the digitalization of the mobility industry.The amplimind team expects to start work in the offices at the LabCampus in the […]

The automation of airfreight at your fingertips

Autonomous vehicles and robots will have a major impact on the future of airfreight in times of a shortage of skilled workers.  Developed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML, the evoBOT now offers a first taste of this. With its two wheels and gripper arms, the robot – which keeps itself […]

Dynamic growth in air traffic puts Munich Airport back on track for success

A dynamic traffic development brought Munich Airport significantly improved financial results in fiscal year 2022. With a passenger volume of 31.6 million passengers – 19 million more than in the previous year – the airport already reached around 70% of its pre-crisis level. Revenue was almost doubled year-on-year to around EUR 1.2 billion. Earnings before […]

Munich Airport and Lufthansa expand their partnership

Munich Airport and Lufthansa are reaffirming and strengthening their successful strategic partnership. The two companies are now signing a letter of intent (LOI) to intensify and continue the sustainable development of Munich Airport. In the LOI, both parties commit to a shared sustainability strategy, to the expansion of Munich Airport as an intermodal transport hub, […]

Munich Airport handled 259,000 metric tonnes of freight in 2022

A busy summer has gifted Munich Airport massive growth in all traffic figures in 2022: Passenger numbers rose by 19 million year on year to a total of 31.6 million. The airport has thus regained two-thirds of its record-breaking pre-pandemic result from 2019. The number of aircraft movements nearly doubled compared with 2021 to more […]

Festive Christmas market opens at Munich Airport

Three members of Munich Airport’s Executive Board, Jan-Henrik Andersson, Nathalie Leroy and Jost Lammers have opened the Christmas and winter market with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. After a two-year break, Munich Airport is once again hosting its popular Christmas and winter market this year – traditionally in the München Airport Center (MAC) Forum, Europe’s largest […]

New airport terminal in New Jersey operated by Munich Airport subsidiary

The official ceremony to announce the upcoming opening of the new Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport in the US state of New Jersey marks a key milestone in the five-year history of the global Munich Airport International GmbH (MAI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Munich Airport. Munich Airport NJ LLC, which was specifically established […]

Upward trend continuous at Munich Airport

The dynamic traffic development at Munich Airport continued in the third quarter, resulting in the airport’s highest growth since the beginning of the pandemic. During the first nine months of the year, 23 million passengers were counted in total. At present, this amounts to ten million more travelers than the passenger volume for the entire […]

Cargo only traffic increases at Munich Airport

Cargo only traffic increases at Munich Airport. At the Airport, cargo is predominantly transported in large passenger aircraft as belly cargo and in previous years, this belly cargo made up around 90% of the total cargo volume in Munich. Against the backdrop of the global coronavirus pandemic, however, the relative significance of the different types […]

Munich Airport creates Climate Forest

Munich Airport has come to an agreement with the Count Arco’sche Forest Administration to turn existing forests in eastern Bavaria into “climate forests” that store as much carbon dioxide as possible. The project was unveiled to the public at Munich Airport’s Visitors Park by the Bavarian Finance Minister and Supervisory Board Chairman of Munich Airport, […]

Munich Airport in top of European rankings

Munich Airport in top of European rankings

Munich Airport is remaining at the top of the European rankings. At the annual “World Airport Awards” of the London-based aviation research institute Skytrax, the Bavarian hub airport was once again awarded the title of “Best Airport in Europe” on the basis of a passenger survey. In the global ranking, Munich achieved sixth place.  Jost […]

MAI partners with Citiri

MAI partners with Citiri

Munich Airport, originator of operational readiness and airport transfer (ORAT) services, and Atlanta-based Citri Inc., as provider of an ORAT project management software, announced today that they will partner in providing digital ORAT services to airport operators and infrastructure developers. By combining the knowhow and experience of MAI with Citiri’s management platform the partners will […]

Munich sees passenger increase


Munich Airport sees passenger increase as the volume of traffic is beginning to soar once again. For the first time in more than a year, Munich Airport counted over 50,000 passengers on two days in July. Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) is anticipating that the number of air travellers for the entire month of July will […]

O’Brian appointed CEO Reach Airports

Reach Airports, the U.S.-based joint venture between Munich Airport International’s (MAI) US holding and CAG Holdings, has announced the appointment of Andrew O’Brian as the company’s new chief executive officer. As an experienced business leader, O’Brian will assume responsibilities at Reach Airports on August 1, 2021. Having successfully served in a number of key leadership positions in the […]

MUC and partners start operating Sofia Airport

Munich Airport and the consortium “SOF Connect”, consisting of the French investor Meridiam, the Austrian developer Strabag, has taken over the full responsibilities and business activities related to the operation of Bulgaria’s capital airport. SOF Connect is committed to investing at least €624 million over the life of the concession and build a brand new […]

Feeling electric: new tech at MUC

At Munich Airport, operations are going electric. EFM, the company for de-icing and aircraft towing at Munich Airport, is now using an aircraft tow tractor equipped with the latest 700 V lithium-ion battery technology, which can effortlessly tow passenger aircraft up to a take-off weight of 352 tons and also wide-body aircraft. The flagship of […]

Emirates and Etihad resume connections from Munich to Gulf region

Emirates is now again flying from Munich to Dubai. A Boeing 777 will be used for these flights, which will depart Munich Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 15:40, and land in Dubai at 23:45. Etihad Airways is also resuming its flights from Munich today, and is now flying to Abu Dhabi Thursdays and Saturdays […]

Cargo sees 78% drop at Munich Airport

After years of continuous traffic growth, the global spread of the coronavirus has caused passenger numbers at Munich Airport to drop again for the first time. The number of aircraft movements dropped from over 200,000 take-offs and landings to around 87,000 – a fall of 57%. The volume of air cargo carried was 87,000 tonnes […]

More international flights from Munich Airport in June

MAI partners with Citiri

The number of flights on offer from Munich Airport will be expanded again over the coming weeks following the drastic reduction due to the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past few months, international air travel in particular had come to a virtual standstill on account of the numerous travel restrictions. Now, many airlines are starting to […]

Medical protective equipment arriving at Munich Airport

Against the backdrop of the coronavirus crisis, Munich Airport is becoming increasingly important for the transportation of relief supplies and personal protective equipment. Among the current average of 20 cargo flights each day, there is an emphasis on the transportation of medical supplies. On example is Uzbekistan Airways, flying a Boeing 767F with medical supplies […]

Munich Airport opens cargo facilities to fight COVID-19


Munich Airport has stepped up to maintain the operational infrastructure for cargo warehouse handling for all airlines. Cargogate, a subsidiary of Munich Airport, reminds customers it is open and available for handling any inquiries related to cargo warehouse handling for “all-cargo flights, potential ghost flights and ad-hoc charter flights”. Passenger flights carrying belly-hold cargo will […]

New “chief pilot” takes the helm at Munich Airport

Following the retirement of Dr Michael Kerkloh, the long-standing president, CEO and labour director of Flughafen München at the end of 2019, his successor, Jost Lammers, assumed his new duties on January 1, 2020. Effective immediately, Lammers will head FMG’s leadership team alongside managing directors Thomas Weyer (CFO and Infrastructure) and Andrea Gebbeken (Commercial and […]

Dimerco and Elanders enter joint venture for air and sea freight forwarding business


Effective yesterday, Dimerco Express Group has revealed a joint venture with 25% investment in the newly-founded German subsidiary of Swedish public company Elanders Group, ITG Air & Sea. ITG Air & Sea is a spin-off from ITG Internationale Spedition + Logistik (ITG), which was launched November 1 2019, enabling ITG and its parent company Logistics […]