During the core period (from midnight until 0500 hours) only mail flights and surveying
flights by German Air Traffic Control are automatically permitted. Exceptions are made for emergency and assistance flights, landings for air safety reasons and individual flights for good cause as approved by the responsible authority, the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic
Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology.
During the nighttime hours (2200 hours to midnight and 0500–0600 hours), only aircraft on the so-called Ministry of Transport bonus list are allowed to operate. Exceptions are permitted only for delayed aircraft movements or early landings with aircraft that meet at least the ICAO Chapter 3 noise standards.
In addition, nighttime take-offs and landings must meet at least one of the following criteria:
- scheduled flights in regularly scheduled or charter operations (max.: 28 per night),
- flights by airlines with a home base in Munich,
- flights that do not cause a mean noise level higher than 75 dB(A) at the noise measurement stations in the vicinity of Munich Airport,
- training and practice flights