"The planned expansion is comparable to the construction of an entire new airport. It will bring Terminal 1 right up to date," said Dr. Markus Söder, the Bavarian minister of finance and the chairman of Munich Airport's supervisory board, at the airport's press center on November 18, 2016. He was joined there by Munich Airport CEO Dr. Michael Kerkloh, Thomas Weyer, the airport's CFO and head of infrastructure, and Andrea Gebbeken, the managing director in charge of commercial and security. They presented the initial planning for the expansion project, which Söder said will be "crucial to Bavaria's economic future."
After completion of the project, the baggage claim area and departure gates for non-pierside aircraft will be located on Level 03. Level 04 will be connected to the existing terminal at Module B, with its core area containing the central security and passport control facilities and a marketplace with high-quality dining and retail offerings. The departure gates, inside the pier, will also be on this level.
Level 05 will serve to "channel" arriving passengers, depending on whether they are headed for the security screening for connecting passengers on that level or down to the baggage claim area. This level will also have attractively designed and spacious lounge areas.
The expansion project, including the affected arrival areas in the existing Module B, will have a total area of about 80,000 square meters. The general planning will be carried out by the consortium of engineering firms and architects "SSF Ingenieure AG / Schüßler-Plan Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH / JSK Architkci Sp. z o o, Warschau / sop Architekten GmbH".