Traffic slowly beginning to rise at Munich Airport
Munich Airport (MUC) continues to slowly grow its route network, with the gateway currently served by 45 airlines operating services to 140 destinations.
The combination of returning airlines and routes meant that the airport handled around 1,100 take-offs a week in early August.
The German airport believes that the upturn in traffic reflects the desire for people to fly again, especially as August is traditionally the peak of the summer holiday season in Europe.
“This clearly shows peoples’ desire to travel again after the lock-down. In this context, the safety of passengers and employees is Munich Airport’s top priority,” says the airport.
“In addition to the mask mandate in effect in the passenger buildings, many measures contribute to enforcing social distancing and hygiene rules for extensive infection protection.”
The 140 routes served today from MUC include 13 destinations in Germany, 18 in Greece, 15 in Spain, 13 in Italy, 9 in Turkey, 7 in France, 5 in Croatia, 4 in Portugal, and 3 in Bulgaria.
The North African destinations of Cairo (Egyptair) and Tunis (Tunis Air) are also once again in Munich’s flight plan, along with two destinations in Canada, six in the USA, three in the Arabian Gulf, and three in the Far East.
Air Canada, Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines have once again included Munich in their intercontinental route networks.
This brings the non-European route network back to 14 destinations with one in three passengers currently using Munich as a transfer hub.