Double-digit growth on intercontinental routes to and from Munich. Munich Airport posted significant gains in passenger numbers in the first six months of the 2019 operating year. The latest figures, presented today at the Munich Press Club by Dr. Michael Kerkloh, the President and CEO of Munich Airport, reveal that the airport set a new half-year record of 22.7 million passengers – an increase of approximately 5 percent as compared to the first six months of 2018. The number of take-offs and landings was also higher, increasing by almost 3 percent to around 205,000 aircraft movements in total. In the cargo segment, which is experiencing a slowdown throughout Europe, the total volume handled in the first half of the year amounted to around 162,000 tons. This represents a year-on-year decline of nearly 6 percent.
Effective immediately, advertising customers at the airports in Munich, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf and Hamburg can take advantage of a new, exclusive service: With AIRPORTconnect, companies and media buyers can now book premium DOOH advertising displays at four German airports flexibly and on a weekly basis.
The first Tunisair flight to land at Munich Airport touched down on April 4, 1969. Today, 50 years later, Germany is still one of the airline's biggest markets and Munich Airport has become an important hub in its route network. Since Munich Airport opened in 1992, Tunisair has flown approximately 1.44 million passengers from Munich to Tunisia. With the start of the 2019 summer timetable period, the airline added a Saturday flight to the Tunisian capital. Before that, Tunisair flew from the Bavarian capital to Tunis on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with a Boeing 737. With the new service, there are now four weekly departures.