World Airport Awards: Best Airport in Central Europe

Recognition for Best Airport Staff in Europe

Munich Airport has received two awards at the prestigious World Airport Awards 2023: Bavaria's international aviation hub was honored with the awards for "Best Airport Staff in Europe" and "Best Airport in Central Europe". In a global benchmark, Munich Airport ranks seventh, making it the only German airport among the top ten worldwide.

"We are particularly proud that our airport staff is ranked as the best in Europe. The awards are a recognition of the commitment and hard work of our entire airport team, especially during the challenges posed by the sudden recovery and increase of air traffic following the pandemic", states Jost Lammers, CEO of Munich Airport.

The Skytrax World Airport Awards are considered one of the most important accolades in the aviation industry. The awards are based on a survey of around 8.8 million travelers from over 60 countries.

World Airport Awards

The last few years have been extremely challenging for airports around the world, and following the Covid 19 pandemic, it is positive to see passenger numbers returning to normal and Munich Airport being recognized by its customers as a leading hub.

Edward Plaisted

Skytrax CEO

Skytrax: 5-Star-Airport

Munich Airport is Europe's first 5-Star-Airport

In 2015, this coveted title was awarded by Skytrax, a highly respected London-based aviation research institute for the first time. Germany's second-largest airport was also the first European airport to be awarded this highest seal of quality. In 2017, undergoing a first re-certification, Munich Airport successfully maintained its 5-Star-Status. In 2020, the auditors from London again subjected the Bavarian aviation hub to a detailed evaluation. The auditors' conclusion: Munich Airport has not only maintained its high quality of service and hospitality, but has even further extended it.

Specifically, being a 5-Star-Airport means: simplified processes along the entire travel chain, clear signage and easy navigation. Munich Airport sets itself apart from other airports with its excellent service quality, appealing and modern ambiance and outstanding comfort. A key criterion is also impeccable cleanliness in all areas.

Skytrax: 5-Star-Airport Rating

Excellent employer

  • The Airport Munich company was rewarded again as one of the best national employers
  • Top Employer 2019 - The most family-friendly companies in Germany
    Flughafen München GmbH is one of the most family-friendly companies in Germany
  • Award for best training company
    In the sector of airports the Airport Munich company is "Germany's best training company 2020"
  • Award as mint company
    The Airport Munich company has been rewarded again as MINT Minded Company 2023. Companys are honored with this entrepreneurial initiative which support talented young professionals in the fields of mathematics, IT, natural sciences and technique in an outstanding way
  • Gold status of the AOK Bavaria
    Flughafen München GmbH was awarded with the certificate "Healthy Company" and the associated gold status by AOK Bayern
  • The airport Munich was awarded by kununu
    The kununu „Top Company“ seal of quality is the only award which is granted by employees, trainees, interns and applicants. They can give a reliable feedback at the kununu Website. The seal “OPEN Company” stands for a proactive handling with The airport got it because it encourages its employees to rate the company and giving insights in the daily business.

Excellent environment protection

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