Munich Airport’s new satellite terminal was declared operational on April 26. The airport was disrupted by strike action that day but the new facility still handled 20,000 passengers booked on 140 flights. The airport operator, FMG, stated that all the take-¬offs and landings that were not cancelled due to strike action were able to operate on time.
On hand at the departure gate to greet passengers on the first departing flight from the satellite (LH1840 to Rome) were Munich Airport CEO Dr Michael Kerkloh and Burkhard Feuge, Lufthansa’s Station Director in Munich. The passengers on the maiden flight were treated to the sounds of a traditional Bavarian brass band, and small gifts by Munich Airport and Lufthansa, who will operate the new satellite building on a 60:40 basis, as is already the case with Terminal 2.
Docking at the satellite pier at 05:07 was the first arriving aircraft at the new facility: LH731, a Lufthansa Airbus A340 from Hang Kong.
More details about Munich Airport’s new satellite terminal can be found in the June edition of Airports International magazine.