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.

Project "Third Runway"

The planning approval decision for the construction of a third runway was issued by the General Administration of the Free State of Bavaria on July 5, 2011. With this decision, the approval authority confirmed the planning application for the third runway including the sub-projects after intensive examination and consideration of all aspects of the expansion project.

In July 2015, the Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig dismissed the last appeals against the project and finally ruled that Munich Airport's plans fulfill all technical and legal requirements. The building permit is thus legally binding and valid.

In its coalition agreement of November 2018, the governing coalition of CSU and FREIE WÄHLER in Bavaria agreed to a moratorium on the construction of the third runway until the end of the current legislative period. Against the background of the Covid 19 crisis and the resulting decline in traffic, Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder also announced in mid-September 2020 that he did not intend to pursue the construction of the third runway during his term of office.

Further construction projects

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.

Landside access and traffic development