On Monday April 23 a ceremony was held at Munich Airport to mark the start of building work for the new satellite terminal. Joining 200 guests, representatives of Munich Airport (FMG), Lufthansa and the architects laid the cornerstone for the new facility.
The expansion of Terminal 2, which is jointly operated by FMG and Lufthansa, is needed because its 25 million passengers per year capacity is already being: “stretched to the limit” says FMG. The new satellite facility will be built on top of the existing baggage sorting hall on the airport’s eastern apron as a functional element of Terminal 2.
Various preparatory tasks will be finished by the end of May, when structural work is due to start on the southern side. This will be followed by the excavation of the central area of the satellite. Beginning in late July 2012 the first connecting structures will be built for the passenger gangways and, by early 2013, the facade of the satellite terminal will be taking shape. Interior finishing work and the installation of technical equipment will follow in the spring of 2013.
Photo: From left to right: Michael Odenwald, Permanent Secretary with the German Ministry of Transportation, Building and Urban Development; Dr Michael Kerkloh, CEO of Munich Airport; Carsten Spohr, member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG; Dr Markus Söder, Bavarian Minister of Finance and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Munich Airport; Dieter Reiter, the head of the City of Munich Labour and Economy Office; Thomas Klühr, Lufthansa Executive Board member in charge of Munich Passenger Operations and Direct Services; and Norbert Koch, with Koch + Partner Architects.