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First 5 Star Airport in Europe

With currently over 42 million passengers per year, Munich Airport ranks number 9 among the "Top 10" European airports.

When it comes to passenger satisfaction, Munich was voted "Best Airport in Europe" by the London-based institute Skytrax, which surveyed over 12 million passengers around the world. For its concept, structure and services, Munich Airport was the first European airport to receive the 5 Star Airport award in 2015.

Terminal 1

Aerial view of Munich Airport 


Terminal 1 was opened in 1992 and hosts all non-Star Alliance airlines. With very short distances, Terminal 1 is mostly tailor-made for the needs of point-to-point traffic. The terminal is built in a modular way, with 5 modules (A – E), each having its own check-in, passport and security control. To become even better, Munich Airport decided to enlarge and modernize the Terminal, so it will be possible to serve another six million passengers.

Terminal 2 – G & H

Terminal 2 Check-in hall


Terminal 2 was opened in 2003 and hosts all Star Alliance members and Lufthansa partners. The terminal has become one of Europe's fastest and most efficient terminals for connecting passengers with a minimum connecting time of only 30 minutes. This can be attributed to the terminal's clear and user-friendly structure as well as to the Hub Operation Center (HOC). The HOC is Terminal 2's command center for maximizing connectivity. Unlike Terminal 1, this terminal has a central check-in area as well as one central security control.

Terminal 2 – K & L

Satellite terminal at Munich Airport


In April 2016, the extension of Terminal 2 opened with a capacity of up to 11 million passengers per year. Whereas the gates G and H have landside access, K and L are only accessible by plane or an underground train which connects the main building with the new gates K & L. As the first operating midfield terminal at a German airport, it is designed like an island on the apron, what permits aircrafts to dock on both sides of the building.

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