Location & Expansion

Munich Airport - Bavaria's gateway to the world

Munich Airport celebrated a milestone in 2017, after relocating from Riem to the Erdinger Moos area 25 years ago. It is now a hub with worldwide destinations and an important factor in the lives of local people and companies.

  • Aerial images with full view of Munich Airport
  • Located right in the heart, Munich Airport  provides unique conference facilities and spacious office and retail space. 
  • Aerial view overlooking tower, car parks as well as terminal 1 and apron west.
  • Frequent flyers can practically board their aircraft straight from the office, and on their return they are back at their desks in no time. 
  • The forum in the Munich Airport Center is one of Europe's largest covered areas. It frequently serves as the venue for major events.
  • Aerial view of Munich Airport, Terminal 2 and the satellite terminal
  • The elongated mid-field terminal has a total of 52 gates on three passenger levels.




May 17, 1992

Reopening of Munich Airport at its new location

28.5 kilometers

from Munich city center

1,575 hectares

of space, two-thirds of which are green areas

Infrastructure at Munich Airport

Excellent infrastructure data for flight operations permit short turnaround times for airlines and maximum comfort for passengers.

Terminal 1

  • length: 1,081 m
  • area: 198,000 m²
  • baggage transportation system: 18 km total length

Terminal 2

  • length: 980 m
  • area: 125,800 m²
  • baggage transportation system: 46 km total length

Terminal 2 satellite

  • length: 609 m
  • area: 125,000 m²

Virtual tour: Terminal 2 satellite

2 runways

each 4 km long and 60 m wide

78 meters

total height of Munich Airport's tower

70 passenger boarding bridges

directly connect terminals and aircrafts

Construction projects at Munich Airport

The view from the helicopter shows: Construction site after construction site is currently lined up at the airport.

The construction of a third runway at Munich Airport is a major decision whose impact will be felt in Munich, Bavaria, and far beyond the German border, both now and into the future. The airport will only be able to maintain and expand its position in the international aviation industry and its importance as an economic and locational factor for the State of Bavaria in the medium and long term if it can grow in line with its customers’ requirements.

After all, demand for aviation services is still rising fast, both internationally and in Munich.

Traffic figures

Landside access and traffic development

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.

Co-financed by the European Union

Landside access and traffic development