Munich Airport to resume operations in Terminal 1 this summer – Airport World
Munich Airport will resume operations in Terminal 1 this summer in anticipation of increased passenger numbers.
Like many airports around the world, the airport has decided to close the terminal to traffic to concentrate operations in Terminal 2 in order to make the best use of its resources and save money.
The German gateway handled 400 flights and 36,000 passengers last Sunday, its highest traffic volume in over nine months, and with increasing traffic volumes, it chose to reopen the terminal on June 23.
As a result, all airlines that have been temporarily relocated to Terminal 2 will return there, with the exception of Eurowings, which will remain in Terminal 2 for the time being.
According to the airport, Lufthansa will gradually expand its long-haul services from Munich over the summer.
In July, for example, the airline will resume its North American routes to Boston, New York (JFK), Charlotte and Vancouver and will be joined by Tokyo, Washington, Shanghai and Osaka in August.
Lufthansa currently flies to five long-haul destinations from Munich Airport: Newark, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver and Seoul.
Munich Airport notes that United Airlines has resumed regular service to San Francisco and will increase its routes to Washington and Chicago for daily operation before the end of June. From the beginning of July, it will also restore its Munich-Newark flights.
“We are clearly seeing more activity at our airport again,” enthuses Jost Lammers, CEO of Munich Airport.
“From the connections offered, it can also be recognized that this growing demand is not just coming from leisure travelers. It is also about family reunions, cultural and economic exchanges, meetings between sportsmen and scientists, as well as professional training and internships, where young people can acquire their first international experience.
“Here it becomes evident how crucial global air traffic is, as it meets a wide variety of mobility needs. “