For the current year, Munich Airport expects to set yet another record, with total traffic in the neighborhood of 44 million passengers. Moreover, the number of take-offs and landings in 2017 is expected to exceed the 400,000 mark by a significant margin. As a result, the number of aircraft movements since the opening year of 1992 has more than doubled, and passenger traffic has nearly increased fourfold during the same period.
In the 25 years since it opened, Munich Airport has become an important node in the global air transportation network. The Bavarian hub is now linked to more than 250 destinations on four continents. With around 35,000 employees working at 500 companies and public authorities operating on the airport campus, it is also Bavaria's largest workplace. For the Bavarian tourism industry and the many export-driven businesses in the state, Munich Airport is firmly established as a key competitive factor, setting it apart from competing regions worldwide. The airport itself has also continued to deliver excellent financial performance: With consolidated revenues of 1.4 billion euros, FMG posted a record profit of 150 million euros last year.
Dr. Michael Kerkloh, the CEO of Munich Airport: "On the occasion of this big anniversary, we can look back at an unparalleled success story. Over the past 25 years our Bavarian air transportation hub has made enormous contributions to prosperity and growth for our entire state. As the operating company, we are going to continue doing everything in our power to ensure that the airport remains an equally valuable asset in the future."
Dr. Markus Söder, the chairman of the FMG Supervisory Board: "Munich's Franz Josef Strauss Airport is Bavaria's gateway to the world. Its outstanding facilities and performance make it a decisive factor for the future of Bavaria and our economic competitiveness. To make sure that the airport will still live up to that role in 25 years, we have to set the stage now and adapt the infrastructure. Munich Airport needs the third runway."