25 APRIL 2016


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Article from BTNews 25 APRIL 2016

Munich's new satellite terminal

A new chapter for Munich Airport begins tomorrow (Tuesday) with the opening of a new satellite terminal, Germany's first midfield facility of its kind.

It is a continuation of the successful joint venture between the airport and Lufthansa, with the partners joining forces as they did with Terminal 2 to design, build and finance the new structure on a 60:40 basis.

Airport authorities say the new development is one of the world's most advanced passenger facilities, offering passengers pleasant surroundings and a wide range of shopping and dining options in spacious areas flooded with natural light. Passengers also have five new Lufthansa lounges to choose from.

The new facility has 27 gate positions where passengers can board aircraft directly without bus transportation.

Its arrival means the capacity of T2, which is used by Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partners, is increased by 11m to a total of 36m passengers a year. 

The satellite terminal was given a special welcome on Friday when 1,900 guests around the apron tower at the heart of the building were treated to displays by a group of acrobats 20m above the central market square.   www.munich-airport.de 

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