Munich Airport’s new pier at Terminal 1 to provide “significant enhancement in efficiency, service and comfort”


The Management Board of Munich Airport on a tour of the construction site for the new Terminal 1 pier: Jost Lammers, CEO, Munich Airport; Nathalie Leroy, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Infrastructure, Munich Airport; and Jan-Henrik Andersson, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Security Officer, Munich Airport.

Munich Airport is progressing rapidly with the development of its new pier at Terminal 1. Interior fit-out is underway, with construction scheduled for completion at the end of 2025. The new pier will bundle the non-Schengen traffic of Terminal 1 and become the new home for American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways, among others.

“The expansion ensures that a high quality of stay and service will be offered in all handling areas in the future,” said Jost Lammers, CEO, Munich Airport. “With the attractive new lounge areas, we will then bring about a leap forward in quality in Terminal 1, which will open up long-term development prospects at our airport for the airlines that operate here and will thus guarantee the competitive edge and future viability of Munich’s premium hub.”

Approximately 360m long, the pier extends into the western apron and covers around 95,000sqm, including an area in the current Module B Arrivals area that will serve as the central entrance to and exit from the new building in the future.

The building has six storeys, three of which are intended for passengers and check-in: Level 03 with bus gates, immigration controls and baggage reclaim, Level 04 with a marketplace and departure gates, and Level 05 with the arrivals area as well as passport control and security checkpoints. Up to 12 smaller aircraft or six wide-body aircraft can be positioned simultaneously at the Terminal 1 extension. Access to the pier is via a centralised security checkpoint area. The 10 checkpoints are equipped with state-of-the-art CT technology, which is already in use in Terminal 1 Module D and Terminal 2.

“For passengers, the increased amount of space in combination with the technological innovation brings a significant enhancement in efficiency, service and comfort,” said Nathalie Leroy, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Infrastructure, Munich Airport. “Terminal 1, now 30 years old, will be state-of-the-art in every respect and optimally equipped for future challenges in the non-Schengen area.”

The improved quality of stay will also be visible in the commercial areas of the Terminal 1 extension. Retreats with a high level of comfort, individual offerings such as children’s playgrounds and exhibition areas make the pier a feel-good place. The centrepiece will be a central marketplace for all non-Schengen traffic. A large walkthrough duty free area and numerous catering and retail units with a wide range of products will be created in a total area of 5,200sqm.

“With the ‘Bavarian Soul’ concept, we are establishing a new passenger experience in the future pier,” said Jan-Henrik Andersson, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Security Officer, Munich Airport. “We are creating a pleasant atmosphere for travellers with premium brands, a friendly ambiance and timeless interior design – everything that Munich Airport stands for.”

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