Munich International Airport (MUC)
Munich International Airport, also known as Franz Josef Strauss International Airport, is the second busiest airport in Germany and is the main airport for passengers visiting Bavaria. Located nearly 30 km outside the city, near the town of Freising, Munich Airport is Germany’s second busiest in terms of passenger traffic after Frankfurt Airport. Munich Airport flies to 248 destinations worldwide and can handle more than 28 million passengers per year.
The airport covers an area of 15.6 square kilometres on land that was originally the site of a village named Franzheim. The village was levelled and its residents rehoused elsewhere before construction of the airport began in 1980. Airport operations commenced in 1992.
Munich Airport has two passenger terminals and two parallel runways, both 4,000 metres in length, which together handle 90 aircraft movements per hour. In May 2015, Munich Airport became the first airport outside of Asia to be ranked as a 5-Star Airport by Skytrax.