October 26, 2022
October 26, 2022
Passenger controls in Munich are already among the best in Germany. To make them even better, a new service is being launched: with the new “Express Queue” reservation system, Munich Airport aims to manage passenger flows ahead of security checkpoints in Terminal 1 more effectively, thus reducing waiting times. Air travelers departing for destinations in non-Schengen countries now have the option to secure a 30-minute window for access to security checkpoints and passport control, free of charge.
Passengers can book an “Express Queue” slot at www.munich-airport.com/express-queue-project. The service is available daily from 6.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. at the security checkpoints in departure areas B and C of Terminal 1. The last available slot is no later than 90 minutes before departure time. After going through check-in, passengers wishing to use “Express Queue” must turn up at the Express Queue entrance in front of the security checkpoint within their time slot. By scanning the QR code on their booking confirmation, passengers go straight to the security checkpoint via the separate entrance.
The same QR code also provides fast-track access to passport control. Munich Airport is initially trialling this process for a 60-day period.
Munich Airport remains one of the best-connected airports in Europe. According to a recent study by OAG (Official Airline Guide), a leading institution for data collection in the aviation and travel industry, the Bavarian aviation hub takes sixth place in Europe in terms of the number and quality of flight connections.
Munich Airport continued its recovery in first quarter of 2023, with around seven million passengers counted between January and March. This was 70% more than in the same period of the previous year. Due to the restrictions on international travel as a result of the pandemic, only a little over four million passengers had used Munich Airport for a flight in the first quarter of 2021.
In the course of the wage disputes in the public service sector, the trade union ver.di is again calling on employees at Munich Airport to take part in a warning strike. Due to all-day strikes, there will be no regular passenger and cargo traffic at Munich Airport on Sunday, March 26, and Monday, March 27, 2023.