Project: Terminal 1 expansion

Premium quality and more capacity for passengers

On June 28, 2018, the Supervisory Board of Flughafen München GmbH gave the go-ahead for the expansion project.

The aim of the expansion is to adapt the non-Schengen area to meet demand and to increase the quality of service and the quality of stay in Terminal 1

By overhauling Terminal 1, Bavaria's gateway to the world is responding to passengers' expectations with regard to comfort and the overall quality of the airport experience. This passenger terminal was opened in 1992 and was designed to meet the very different needs of that time. With the changes, T1 will be ready for tomorrow's very specific air travel requirements

Albert Füracker

Bavarian finance minister and chairman of the Munich Airport Supervisory Board

Expansion by 95,000 square meters

With a length of around 360 meters, the pier extends into the west apron and creates new aircraft positions that can be used for 6 wide-body or 12 smaller aircraft. The total area of the extension, including an area in the current Arrivals Module B, which will serve as the central entrance and exit to the new building in the future, is around 95,000 square meters.

Level 03 - Arrvial and Departure

For passenger traffic handling, Level 03 houses baggage claim, passport control points for immigration, and departure gates for aircraft not directly adjacent to the building.

Level 04 - Marketplace

Level 04 includes the "marketplace" in the core building with high-end retail stores and restaurants, appealing and spacious lounge areas, and the departure gates in the pier area.

Level 05 - Security and passport control

Level 05 contains the central security and passport control and is also used for the distribution of arriving passengers, depending on whether they want to go to baggage claim or to the security control for transfer passengers, which is also located on this level.

Level 02 and 06 - Technical infrastructure

Levels 02 and 06 contain technical infrastructure.

  • Terminal 1 at Munich Airport is going to be expanded with the addition of a new pier and a central building complex. This leads to a better quality for the passengers per year. © Planungsgemeinschaft T1E: SSF/SP/sop/JSK
  • The new pier will be connected to the current modules A and B of Terminal 1 via four bridges and extend around 360 meters into the western apron. In the future, up to twelve aircraft will be able to dock at the extension. © Planungsgemeinschaft T1E: SSF/ SP/sop/JSK
  • With the new gates, the terminal will be able to handle the volumes of passengers expected in the next few years while guaranteeing international quality standards © Planungsgemeinschaft T1E: SSF/SP/sop/JSK
  • Modern security and passport controls greatly simplify the process of departing passengers in Terminal 1. © Imagina Visual Collaboration
  • The "marketplace" is located in the center of the pier. Here, generous retail and gastronomy areas and other service facilities for passengers are located on an area of around 5,200 sqm . © ASSMANN Beraten + Planen
  • With high-quality stores and restaurants as well as additional lounges, the airport achieves a high quality of stay and service. © ASSMANN Beraten + Planen
  • Arriving passengers can pick up their baggage at four baggage claim carousels with a queuing length of up to 400 meters. © ASSMANN Beraten + Planen
  • In the pier, passengers can expect light-flooded waiting areas with attractive seating. © ASSMANN Beraten + Planen

From groundbreaking to first flight

  • Early 2019: Demolition of the old apron and civil engineering work on pier begins

  • Spring 2020: Shell construction of the core building and pier begins

  • End of 2022: After two years of construction, the facade and roof will be completed

  • 2023: Interior work begins. Conversion work begins in Module B of Terminal 1 to connect the expansion to the existing building

  • 2025: Extensive trial operation

  • Expected commissioning: End of 2025

  • Apron West in February 2019
  • Deconstruction of apron in October 2019
  • Underground construction in August 2020
  • Building construction in December 2020
  • Building construction in September 2021
  • Facade and roof in November 2022