Construction projects at Munich Airport

Building the airport's future 

Since it opened in 1992, Munich Airport has expanded rapidly – and the journey continues: Visitors to the airport these days are greeted by the sight of busy work crews, excavation equipment and cranes.

On the AirSite West site, the first buildings at the future LabCampus innovation center are going up. For access to the site, a new transportation node is being developed. At the center of the airport, a new pier is planned for Terminal 1. In addition, the airport is expanding its parking facilities.

Towards the east, the activities are focused around improved transportation links for the airport. A new S-Bahn rail tunnel is being dug in the direction of Schwaigerloh, and several roads are being improved, including the eastern feeder road to the airport.
More information on transportation improvements

Summary of planned construction projects:

  1. Logistics Center
  2. P44 car park
  3. Budget hotel
  4. New pier
  5. P22 parking area
  6. Eastern apron expansion
  7. DHL Express
  8. Office building
  9. Airport Academy
  10. Service Apartments

1. Logistics Center

A central warehouse and logistics center has been built for FMG and several subsidiaries. As a result, there is no longer need for externally rented storage space. 

The new logistics center became operational in January 2021.

2. P44 car park

The airport is constructing a multi-storey car park with around 2,000 parking spaces for vacationers as well as visitors and employees in the new buildings at AirSite West. The construction of another multi-storey car park P43 has been postponed.

Planned commissioning of P44 expected in Q2/2021.

3. Budget hotel

South of the Novotel hotel, a third hotel is planned on the airport site. It will offer budget accommodation in around 350 rooms. 

The start of construction has not yet been scheduled.

4. New pier

A new pier will be built between Modules A and B in Terminal 1. It will extend 350 meters into the western apron. 

Construction works started in the fourth quarter of 2018. Commissioning can probably take place as of 2023.

5. P22 parking area

In the central zone (north of the Hilton hotel), a parking area for passengers and employees has been constructed with around 2,300 parking spaces on five levels. 

The first construction phase is already in operation, with completion of the last phase expected in the first quarter of 2021.

6. Eastern apron expansion

The eastern apron is currently being extended by a total area of 180,000 square metres - the equivalent of about 25 soccer fields. The construction site is located in the vicinity of the new S-Bahn tunnel. 

It is expected to be commissioned in Q/2021.

7. DHL Express

DHL is planning a new DHL Express gateway and service centre at the airport in Südallee 13 (south of FOC). 

Construction of the building with a gross floor area of approx. 8,000 m² is scheduled to start in the second half of 2021. Commissioning is scheduled for late 2022 / early 2023.

8. Office building

Next to the Airport Academy (2.), an office building with approximately 30,000 square meters of floor space is planned for the LabCampus.

In March 2021 the roofing ceremony took place.

Planned commissioning: approx. end of 2021.

30 second impression film about the construction site of LabCampus in March 2021.

9. Airport Academy

The building for the airport's training center will have 14,500 square meters of floor space. In addition to FMG and subsidiaries of the airport, external partners and service providers will also use the building. 

Construction is scheduled to begin in Q4/2020.

10. Service Apartments

Planning is currently underway for a building with service flats on LabCampus. It comprises around 230 one- and two-room flats with a size between 26 and 39 square metres. The Service Apartments will enable guests who work on the campus on a project-related basis to stay for a short or long period.

The building is scheduled to go into operation around the end of 2023.

Further construction projects