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Munich Airport - Articles and news items

Winter services ready to roll at Munich Airport

Airport news / 4 November 2013 /

550 staff on hand to keep runways clear of ice and snow…

Ground Handling supplement 2013

Issue 4 2013, Supplements / 14 August 2013 /

Tackling the spectre of ground handling errors
Kirsten Riensema, Head of Aerodrome and Air Traffic Standards at the Civil Aviation Authority, profiles the work of GHOST in keeping ground handling operations safe…
Smooth operator
Axel Feil of AeroGround at Munich Airport provides an overview of the ground handling operations carried out at the airport…
Safety is key
British Airways is embarking on numerous changes and improvements to ensure ground handling operations remain safe and efficient. Alyson Carswell, Head of Heathrow Operations at BA, discusses…

Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 celebrates 10th birthday

Airport news / 26 June 2013 /

New terminal handles 225 million passengers in just 10 years…

Munich Airport keeps on soaring

Issue 1 2013 / 18 February 2013 /

Munich Airport experienced a very successful year in 2012. Despite the turbulent European economy, the airport was able to report a two per cent increase in total passenger numbers – 38.4 million passengers passed through Munich Airport over the year, an increase of 600,000 and an all-time high for the airport. This has helped cement it as an efficient and attractive international air transportation hub.

Dr. Michael Kerkloh elected new ADV president

Airport news / 23 November 2012 /

Munich Airport CEO takes the helm of the German Airports Association…

Every minute counts in snow clearing on airports

Airport news / 6 November 2012 /

The key handover of three new Kahlbacher snow loading machines took place at Munich Airport…

Munich Airport plays host to IT specialists from around the world

Airport news / 9 October 2012 /

On October 10th and 11th, Munich Airport will be the site of the Airport IT&T Conference 2012…

Munich Airport sets yet another record for total passengers

Airport news / 8 October 2012 /

From January through the end of September 2012, Munich Airport handled more passengers than ever before…

Playing it cool in Munich

Issue 5 2012 / 2 October 2012 /

The process of winter operations remains an important part of an airport’s armoury. Since 2010, when arctic conditions covered the majority of Europe and North America’s airports in a blanket of ice and snow, many have come underpressure to clear runways, taxiways and aprons as swiftly as possible to maintain normal flight movements.

Planning and preparation are two of the key factors involved with successful winter operations, as well as a strong execution of clearing procedures. Munich, the sixth busiest airport in Europe, relies heavily on keeping planes airborne, so implementing a sound winter operations plan is essential.

Mark Glover from International Airport Review spoke to Alfons Breiteneicher, Head of Surface and Winter Services at Munich Airport, about the types of equipment the airport uses, the environmental affect, and the importance of keeping the airport open, no matter what the weather.

Munich Airport releases “Perspectives 2011″

Airport news / 17 September 2012 /

With the new 190-page “Perspectives 2011″, Munich Airport has now published its second integrated report…

In Skytrax survey of more than 12 million travelers: Munich ranks among the world’s best airports

Airport news / 24 April 2012 /

Munich Airport named Central Europe’s Best Airport in the World Airport Awards…

Official groundbreaking ceremony for Terminal 2 satellite facility at Munich Airport

Airport news / 23 April 2012 /

The expansion project has officially begun…

Let the Games begin

Issue 2 2012 / 29 March 2012 /

Handling the traffic of an Olympic Games is a challenge for airports. Not only the volume but also the nature and the special needs of Olympic passengers pose problems for airports and call for special operational procedures to be set up. Having had experience of overseeing the baggage of teams and visitors during the 2004 Olympic Games at Athens’ Eleftherios Venizelos Airport and the 2010 Commonwealth Games at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Airport, I am aware of the challenges that London’s airports will have to deal with.

The biggest problem with the Olympic Games are the unbelievable peaks just before the Games are officially declared open and after the closing ceremony. While the inbound traffic is stretched out over the weeks before the games open, it is as though everybody waits for the closing ceremony to finish and then want to fly out immediately afterwards. This stretches the airport’s facilities and systems to their limits, especially considering the higher number of bagsper- passenger ratio during the Olympics. But it is also a chance for airports to prove their ability for pre-planning and handling such events smoothly.

The airport is not the centre of the Games but it is usually the first and last point for Olympic visitors. For Heathrow Airport especially, where passengers still associate it with the baggage fiasco that occurred at the opening of T5, it will now be the unique opportunity to prove to the world how efficient the airport terminal has become.

Passenger traffic up 10% in the first three quarters of 2011: Munich Airport sets new passenger record

Airport news / 11 October 2011 /

From January through the end of September 2011, more travelers used Munich Airport…

Governing body calls for rapid implementation of third runway project

Airport news / 19 September 2011 /

The Supervisory Board of FMG, has welcomed the ruling in the planning permission process in favor of Munich Airport’s third runway…