Improvements to landside access – and rail access in particular – will continue to play an important role for Munich Airport. The decision to launch the second trunk route through Munich approved at the end of 2016 has now laid the foundation for increasing the appeal of transport connections to the state capital in the medium term. The plans for the airport tunnel as part of the "Erdinger Ringschluss" project have now progressed to the point for final approval to be issued by the airport’s shareholders during the course of 2017. In 2016, Flughafen München GmbH received approval from the European Commission to receive funding of 900,000 euros, which it will use to fine-tune plans for a rail link to Erding.
The Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2030, passed by the German cabinet in the summer of 2016, contains a series of road projects, which will further enhance landside access to the airport. For instance, the national A92 highway, the airport’s most important road link, will be expanded to a total of eight lanes. In addition, a section of the 301 federal road will be expanded to four lanes in the area around the airport, and Freising’s northern bypass, which is an important link road for passengers and staff, will be connected to it. Construction began in October 2016.