Munich Airport satellite building to partially re-open for US flights
Twenty months after its pandemic-related closure, the satellite building of Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 will be partially re-opened on December 1, 2021.
The airport and Lufthansa, which jointly operate Terminal 2 and its satellite building, will again use the south area of the non-Schengen level for the handling of flights to the United States.
In taking this step, the airport and the airline will gain five additional aircraft parking positions right by the building, capacity for the special controls intended for US flights and five additional boarding gates.
Since the restrictions put in place due to coronavirus were lifted more than two weeks ago, passengers who are fully vaccinated and who can provide a negative test are again permitted to fly to the United States.
At the same time, demand at Lufthansa for flights to the US from Munich increased by almost 30%. Bookings for Chicago and Newark are already above the 2019 levels and other highly popular destinations right now are Los Angeles, Boston and New York.
Lufthansa will operate ten of airport’s eleven services to US destinations from mid-December.
The gateway is also quick to point out that including destinations in Canada, 14 destinations in North America will be served from Munich this winter – the same number as before the coronavirus crisis.
To ensure that passengers whose flights to the US depart in the satellite building can easily get to their gates, the underground passenger transport system that connects Terminal 2 and the satellite will also resume operations.