Dr. Michael Kerkloh - Articles and news items
Airport news • 8 October 2013 • inter airport Europe
Airport industry professionals from all over the world will come together in Munich over the next four days...
Issue 5 2011 • 5 October 2011 • Dr. Michael Kerkloh, CEO of Munich Airport
Our editorial board members form an important part of our publication. Offering insight and knowledge, they contribute comment on the issues that are shaping the market. In the first of a regular feature we interview each board member to find out more about them and how their role is having an effect on the industry.Recently, Mark Glover went to meet Dr. Michael Kerkloh, CEO of Munich Airport, which has once again been voted the best airport in Europe at the prestigious Skytrax awards. We discuss the accolade as well as expansion at the airport, the SESAR initiative and his favourite football team!Mark Glover: You have again been voted the best airport in Europe. How do you intend to maintain your title? Dr.Michael Kerkloh: First of all, the award is an honour. It is awarded by the customers which is important to us. The challenge will of course be staying at number one, particularly as we aim to expand to a larger airport, so maintaining the quality as a larger airport is our goal.
Issue 5 2010 • 1 October 2010 • Dr. Michael Kerkloh, CEO of Munich Airport
With double-digit increases, Munich Airport returns to the successful growth of recent yearsWhen the global financial and economic crisis took hold in the summer of 2008, it was not long before the international aviation sector felt the effects. In the first half of 2008, Munich Airport posted a strong six percent increase in total passengers, four percent in airfreight and three percent in the number of take-offs and landings. During the next six months, the picture changed completely. In the second half of the year, growth in the number of passengers and the cargo tonnage turned into decreases. The same happened to the trend in total aircraft movements. In 2009 the air travel industry again had a difficult year. In Munich we experienced our first year-on-year decrease in total passengers following six consecutive years of growth. The five percent decline in the passenger figure at Munich Airport almost exactly matched the rate of shrinkage of the German economy as a whole in 2009.
We spoke with Dr. Michael Kerkloh, CEO, Munich Airport about the ground handling operation at Munich International Airport.