After the Munich Airport and Lufthansa boards
gave the green light to start building the new Terminal 2
satellite facility at Munich Airport, the two companies have now
unveiled more details of the expansion project.
Dr Michael Kerkloh, the CEO of Munich Airport,
said, "We are gaining handling capacity for an additional 11
million passengers a year, which puts us in the order of magnitude
of today's Frankfurt Airport. This will enable us to maintain the
high standards of quality achieved by our airport today as a
connecting hub even with the anticipated traffic volume in the
By developing the satellite facility the two
companies want to continue the dynamic growth in Munich. Terminal
2, which opened in 2003 and was specifically designed to handle
the hub traffic of Lufthansa and its partners, will already reach
its capacity limit of 25 million passengers this year.
The new satellite building is designed as an
addition to the existing baggage sorting hall on the apron to the
east of Terminal 2. In the future it will be a functional and
operational component of Terminal 2, with a 600 meter pier
providing space for a total of 52 gates. It will also have 27
additional positions adjacent to the building, which will more
than double the total number of positions serving Terminal 2.
The satellite facility is not a standalone
terminal and will not have landside transportation links.
Passengers arriving or departing through it will use the check-in
and ticket desks and the arrivals area in Terminal 2. The new
facility will be linked to Terminal 2 via an underground passenger
The new building, which is scheduled to go into
operation in 2015, will offer services in a total
area of 123,000 square meters (over 1.3 million square feet),
including two Lufthansa Service Centers with a total of 24
transfer desks and 42 passport control stations for passengers
entering and leaving the country.
The five Lufthansa lounges in
the satellite will double the number of lounges available in and
around Terminal 2.
To be set up at the center of the satellite on
both passenger levels are attractive market places, built around
the existing ground traffic control tower. Here passengers will
find a broad range of shops and restaurants covering a total area
of more than 9,000 square meters (100,000 sq.ft.).
The satellite's design also treats sustainability as a
top priority. The CO2 emissions in the new building will be
40% lower than in the existing T1 and T2 terminals.
Passengers starting their journey in Munich will
reach the satellite facility quickly and directly. After checking
in and passing through the screening points in Terminal 2, they
will be just a few steps from an underground station, where fully
automatic trains will take them to the satellite in less than a
minute. As in the main Terminal 2 building, the trains will stop
at the center of the satellite facility, ensuring that all
departure gates are nearby. The simple layout and clear signage in
the satellite will also enable connecting passengers to reach
their flights quickly and easily.
As in the original Terminal 2 development, the
investment costs of 650 million euros for the new building will be
shared by FMG and Lufthansa on a 60:40 basis. The architectural
firm handling the general planning of the satellite will be the
Munich firm Koch + Partner, which already performed this function
in the Terminal 2 project.
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