On Wednesday, August 3, Munich Airport's new satellite terminal is celebrating the big 100 – its 100th day of operation. The results of the first weeks are more than respectable. Since the opening handling has worked seamlessly in the new building. The launch phase, in which operations were gradually ramped up, continued until early July, leaving time for various tweaks such as improvements to signage and passenger guidance. The satellite has been operating at full capacity since early July. In the first hundred days, it has already handled more than 15,000 flights. With its light-flooded spaces and outstanding range of services, the new building - Germany's first midfield terminal - has proved a big hit with the airport's passengers and staff.
The satellite terminal is a continuation of the successful joint venture between Munich Airport and Lufthansa. It increases the capacity of Terminal 2, which is used by Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partners, by 11 million to 36 million passengers per year. The 27 pier-served stands permit passengers to board aircraft directly without a bus transfer.
Since it opened on April 26, 2016, the satellite has handled over 2 million passengers, with a quarter of them traveling on intercontinental routes. With the driverless underground personal transportation system (PTS), passengers need less than a minute to get from Terminal 2 to the satellite. The two trains each have 4 wagons and on average travel about 400 km a day. Another advantage of the quick link: passengers departing from Terminal 2 gates can also head over to the satellite to explore the new world of shopping and dining options.