Munich Airport to resume operations in Terminal 1 this summer
Munich Airport will resume operations in Terminal 1 this summer in anticipation of rising passenger numbers.
Like many airports around the world, the airport decided to close the terminal to traffic to concentrate operations in Terminal 2 to make best use of its resources and save money.
The German gateway handled 400 flights and 36,000 passengers last Sunday, its highest traffic volume in over nine months, and with traffic volumes rising it has elected to re-open Terminal on June 23.
As a result, all the airlines which were temporarily relocated to Terminal 2 will move back there, with the exception of Eurowings, which will remain in Terminal 2 for the time being.
According to the airport, Lufthansa will gradually expand its long-haul services from Munich again over the summer.
In July, for example, the airline will resume its North American routes to Boston, New York (JFK), Charlotte and Vancouver and they will be joined by Tokyo, Washington, Shanghai and Osaka in August.
Lufthansa currently serves five long-haul destinations from Munich Airport: Newark, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver and Seoul.
Munich Airport notes that United Airlines has resumed its scheduled service to San Francisco and will increase its routes to Washington and Chicago to a daily operation before the end of June. From the beginning of July, it will also reinstate its flights from Munich to Newark.
“We are now clearly seeing more activity at our airport again,” enthuses Jost Lammers, CEO of Munich Airport.
“From the connections on offer, it can also be recognised that this increasing demand is not only coming from leisure travellers. It is also about family reunions, cultural and economic exchanges, encounters between athletes and scientists, or even professional training and internships, where young people can gain their first international experience.
“Here it becomes obvious how crucial global air traffic is, because it satisfies a wide variety of mobility needs.”