Munich Airport to Open New Satellite Terminal
Munich Airport announced that its new satellite terminal will open to passengers on April 26.
The new terminal, a joint venture between the airport and Lufthansa, serves as an extension of Terminal 2 and will add 27 new gates for boarding, eliminating the need for most bus transportation. It is the country’s first midfield terminal and was designed by Koch + Partner.
Facilities in the new terminal,which will be used by Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partners, include 15 retail shops and seven restaurants and cafes. The terminal also has three duty-free shops, as well as quiet areas, play areas for children, and four showers for passengers.
A central marketplace intended as an homage to the city’s Viktualienmarket will have stands with traditional Bavarian food and beer.
Lufthansa will have five new lounges in the terminal that will be open to Star Alliance passengers as well. All passengers will be able to visit the roof terrace, take in the views from panoramic windows, and visit a bar that overlooks the airport apron.
The facility has a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions as compared to Munich Airport’s existing terminal buildings. Free wi-fi is available throughout the new facility as are power outlets and USB charging stations.
A driverless train with four cars will shuttle passengers between the terminal and satellite in just under one minute.
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