Will the future of technology have a human face? Dr. Marc Wagener, the managing director of LabCampus, is committed to a collaborative and people-centered approach. At this year's SXSW Interactive Conference, he explained how that outlook will define the way forward for Munich Airport's future innovation center.
Munich tops all European airports in CDP climate protection rankings. Munich Airport has been recognized for its effective climate change efforts by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an international organization that supports companies and cities with the disclosure of environmental data.
A modern shopping experience at Munich Airport: After a six-month makeover, the Duty Free Shop in Terminal 2, Level 05 (H Gate Area) has reopened with the new MyDutyFree branding. The concept, idea and renovations were carried out by Munich Airport’s retail subsidiary in cooperation with the Gruschwitz design office. To provide a sense of local color, the decor and signage in the new MyDutyFree shops reflect the character of some of Munich’s best-known neighborhoods.
To ensure uninterrupted flight operations on the runways, taxiways and aprons, Munich Airport deploys up to 172 Winter Services employees with their special vehicles on every shift. The two runways and the taxiways are constantly cleared of ice and snow by a total of 22 airblast sweepers and six snow plows along with sprayers and grit spreading vehicles. It takes just 25 minutes to clear a runway at Munich Airport.
What will mobility look like in the future? This question is explored in a new exhibition: "Simply Move". Staged by bayern design, the Center of Excellence for Design of the State of Bavaria, in cooperation with Munich Airport, Simply Move covers topics ranging from self-driving cars and vertical take-off taxis to Munich Airport's unique innovation center LabCampus. Visitors can experience the nine exciting future visions in the Terminal 2 check-in area
Munich Airport had yet another record-setting year in 2018: Total passenger traffic rose by a very robust 1.7 million to yet another all-time high of 46.3 million. This represents a year-over-year increase of around 4 percent. During the same period, the number of take-offs and landings increased by 2.2 percent to over 413,000. The airport again benefited from its attractive, worldwide route network. Passenger traffic on long-haul flights was up by an impressive 7 percent as compared with the previous year. European routes experienced an increase of around 5 percent, while the passenger total on domestic flights within Germany declined by 1 percent.
Cargogate, provider of cargo handling services and a 100% subsidiary of Munich Airport since 1974, has been awarded the designation of pharma-certified warehouse, receiving Munich’s first GDP certificate. The GDP (Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use – 2013/C 343/01) is a European standard for handling medical products. Cargogate functions as a service provider for airlines that carry freight but do not maintain their own warehouse facilities at Munich Airport.