A total of nine airlines are currently planning 107 weekly flights to 14 destinations in ten countries in East and South Asia. Before the pandemic, in the 2019 summer schedule, there were 101 flights operated by five airlines to ten destinations in seven countries.
After a break of almost four years due to the pandemic, Air China has resumed flights between Munich Airport and the Chinese business metropolis of Shanghai as of today. Modern and efficient Airbus A350-900 long-haul aircraft are being operated three times a week.
The ongoing positive development at Munich Airport is clearly reflected in the traffic figures for 2023. Passenger numbers rose by five million year-on-year to a total of 37 million. With its current passenger volume, Munich Airport has reached around 80% of the record level from the pre-crisis year 2019. The number of aircraft movements rose by six percent compared to 2022 to more than 300,000 take-offs and landings. The seat load factor reached a record level of 81.3 percent, thereby exceeding 80 percent for the first time since the airport opened.
Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) is intensifying its existing climate targets and now intends to achieve net zero by 2035 rather than 2050 as previously. Achieving net zero means reducing the emissions that the airport itself can influence – known as Scope 1 and 2 emissions – by a minimum of 90%. The remaining around 10% of emissions must be actively and permanently removed from the atmosphere.
On Friday, November 17, 2023, the beloved Christmas and Winter Market will open its doors at the Munich Airport Center (MAC) Forum, Europe’s largest covered outdoor space. Passengers and visitors are invited to come and enjoy the festively decorated market and get into the Christmas spirit every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. until December 31 (New Year’s Eve). The market will close at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Commencing today, Lufthansa Group connects the Indian metropolis of Bengaluru (Bangalore) with Munich, capital of Bavaria. Alongside Delhi and Mumbai, Bengaluru is the third Indian city with a direct connection for travelers via Germany’s only 5 Star hub Munich.
Munich Airport welcomes a new flight connection: From now on, Uzbekistan Airways will be offering two weekly nonstop flights from Munich to the Uzbek capital Tashkent. Every Friday and Sunday, flights from Tashkent arrive in Munich at 9:20 a.m., and return to Uzbekistan at 10:45 a.m. The flights are operated by a modern Airbus A320neo.
A great success for Munich Airport: In an audit by Skytrax, the London-based aviation consultancy, Bavaria’s gateway to the world has retained its title as a “5-Star Airport.” After scrutinizing service quality and visitor experience at the airport as part of a re-audit, the experts from Skytrax again awarded the Bavarian air transportation hub their 5-Star rating.