"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," said Albert Füracker, the Bavarian finance minister and chairman of the Munich Airport Supervisory Board. At a meeting on June 28, 2018, the airport's supervisory board has now given the green light to the project.
The objective of the project is to adapt the non-Schengen area to meet demand and to enhance the quality of services and the overall passenger experience in Terminal 1. 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.