Munich Airport (MUC) has announced that work on the new pier at Terminal 1 is progressing rapidly.

The exterior façade of the facility was completed last year and the interior fit-out is now being carried out.

Construction is scheduled for completion at the end of 2025. Extensive testing will then be carried out before commissioning.

The Management Board of Munich Airport on a tour of the construction site for the new Terminal 1 pier
The Management Board of Munich Airport on a tour of the construction site for the new Terminal 1 pier

The new pier will accommodate the non-Schengen traffic at Terminal 1, becoming the new home for American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, and Qatar Airways, among others.

Jost Lammers, Chief Executive Officer of Munich Airport said:

The expansion ensures that a high quality of stay and service will be offered in all handling areas in the future. 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 360 meters long, the pier extends into the western apron and covers around 95,000 square meters. Munich Airport is investing a total of 665 million EUR in the project.

The building has six stories, 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 with passport control and security checkpoints.

Up to twelve 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 ten checkpoints are equipped with state-of-the-art CT technology.

The building is equipped with energy-efficient facilities and system technology. In addition to the ecologically high-quality central energy generation at the airport campus, this also includes the air treatment systems, which are equipped with highly efficient heat recovery systems.

Nathalie Leroy, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Infrastructure at Munich Airport said:

For passengers, the increased amount of space in combination with the technological innovation brings a significant enhancement in efficiency, service, and comfort. 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.


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