Construction of new T1 pier at Munich Airport “progressing rapidly”

Construction work on the new pier at Munich Airport’s Terminal is progressing rapidly and on target for completion at the end of 2025, the German gateway revealed today.

The exterior façade was completed last year and  the interior fit-out is said to be making great strides,

The new €665 million pier will bundle the non-Schengen traffic of Terminal 1 and will become the new home for American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, 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,” says CEO, Jost Lammers.

“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 metres 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. Almost all orders for construction work have already been placed.

The building will have six levels. Three of them 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 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, which is already in use in Terminal 1 Module D and Terminal 2.

The building will 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.

“For passengers, the increased amount of space in combination with the technological innovation brings a significant enhancement in efficiency, service and comfort,” enthuses Nathalie Leroy, Munich Airport’s chief financial officer and director of infrastructure.

“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.

According to the airport, the ‘Bavarian Soul’ theme of the complex runs through the premises like a common thread and presents the airport as Bavaria’s calling card.

Its centrepiece will be a central marketplace for all non-Schengen traffic. A large walk-through duty-free area and numerous catering and retail units with a wide range of products will be created on a total area of 5,200 square metres.

“With the ‘Bavarian Soul’ concept, we are establishing a new passenger experience in the future pier,” notes Jan-Henrik Andersson, the airport’s chief commercial officer and chief security officer.

“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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