Airports Munich Airport announces Terminal 1 extension

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Munich Airport has announced, that the airport´s supervisory board has approved the extension of Terminal 1.

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The goal of the expansion project is to adapt the airport´s non-Schengen area as required. Furthermore, the quality of service in Terminal 1 is set to be improved. Munich Airport said, that construction work could start as early as this year. Overall, the project will require costs of around €455 million.

"With the refurbishment of the terminal, Bavaria's gateway to the world takes into account the passengers' demands for comfort and quality of stay. With refurbishing this passenger terminal, which was originally built in 1992, it will be tailored to the specific requirements of tomorrow's aviation ", said the Bavarian Minister of Finance and FMG Supervisory Board Chairman, Albert Füracker.

Munich Airport CEO Dr. med. Michael Kerkloh, added: "By creating centralized control areas, high-quality retail and gastronomy units and additional lounges, we can achieve an enormous leap in quality. In view of the disproportionate growth in intercontinental traffic to and from Munich, we are now offering an excellent development perspective for the airlines operating here thanks to the then modernized Terminal 1."

A new gate area will be built and will be connected to the current modules A and B of the Terminal. The area will extend the Terminal surface by more than 320 meters to the West and will offer 12 gates for aircraft to dock at.

In the past years, the airport had to reduce the terminal capacity due to safety requirements and traffic structures. With the new gate area, Munich Airport aims to be able to handle the previous passenger amount again.

The expansion concept also sees a three-level structure complex with a new peer.

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