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With the launch of a new service on March 31, 2015 by the Chinese cargo airline Yangtze River Express, headquartered in Shanghai, Munich Airport now offers five weekly cargo flights to China. The Boeing 747-400 freighter will arrive in MUC on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Amsterdam and on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Brussels before departing for China, landing first in Tianjin and then continuing to Shanghai. The opening of the new route was marked by a special ceremony at Munich Airport on Tuesday evening. The commitment of Yangtze River Express to the Bavarian hub will give an added push to the airport's cargo segment, which in 2013 set a new all-time freight turnover record of 290,000 tons – a hefty 8 percent gain over the previous year's total.
Handling services for Yangtze River Express at Munich Airport will be provided by the airport's ground handling subsidiary AeroGround Flughafen München GmbH. In cooperation with its affiliated companies aerogate and Cargogate, AeroGround is the only single-source provider in Munich offering the full range of airside and landside handling services for passengers, aircraft and cargo. A key element of this concept is the central sales function of AeroGround, which has handled all sales and marketing activities for the three ground handling companies AeroGround, aerogate and Cargogate since 2013.
AeroGround has signed a full handling agreement with Yangtze River Express to run until 2018, covering both cargo and aircraft handling at Munich Airport.
AeroGround has also announced the extension of its contract with long-standing customer Emirates Airlines through to 2019. The renowned carried from the Per-sian Gulf region operates two weekly services connecting Munich with the desert metropolis of Dubai with a double-deck Airbus A380.
The international climate protection organization CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) has again recognized Munich Airport (FMG) for its highly effective climate protection efforts. For the third consecutive year, Munich Airport has achieved "Leadership Level" and earned an "A-" rating in the "Climate Change" category.
Double-digit growth on intercontinental routes to and from Munich. Munich Airport posted significant gains in passenger numbers in the first six months of the 2019 operating year. The latest figures, presented today at the Munich Press Club by Dr. Michael Kerkloh, the President and CEO of Munich Airport, reveal that the airport set a new half-year record of 22.7 million passengers – an increase of approximately 5 percent as compared to the first six months of 2018. The number of take-offs and landings was also higher, increasing by almost 3 percent to around 205,000 aircraft movements in total. In the cargo segment, which is experiencing a slowdown throughout Europe, the total volume handled in the first half of the year amounted to around 162,000 tons. This represents a year-on-year decline of nearly 6 percent.
Effective immediately, advertising customers at the airports in Munich, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf and Hamburg can take advantage of a new, exclusive service: With AIRPORTconnect, companies and media buyers can now book premium DOOH advertising displays at four German airports flexibly and on a weekly basis.
The first Tunisair flight to land at Munich Airport touched down on April 4, 1969. Today, 50 years later, Germany is still one of the airline's biggest markets and Munich Airport has become an important hub in its route network. Since Munich Airport opened in 1992, Tunisair has flown approximately 1.44 million passengers from Munich to Tunisia. With the start of the 2019 summer timetable period, the airline added a Saturday flight to the Tunisian capital. Before that, Tunisair flew from the Bavarian capital to Tunis on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with a Boeing 737. With the new service, there are now four weekly departures.