The Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC) is the new airport in the Bavarian capital Munich for the 1992nd It is named after the former Prime Minister Franz-Josef Strauss. Thanks to its very attractive location and modern technology, it is now the second hub of Deutsche Lufthansa after Frankfurt and is one of the ten largest airports in Europe in terms of passenger numbers.
In addition, it was named one of the best airports in Europe by the English consulting firm Skytrax in 2006. This award was also presented to him in 2008, for the fourth time in a row. The airport last received this award in 2010, where it improved from fifth to fourth in the global airport ranking.
- URL: Munich (MUC)
- Time zone: GMT 1
- Service phone: +49 89 975-00
- Address: Munich Airport, Nordallee 25, Postfach 23 17 55, D-85356 Munich
- Operator: Flughafen München GmbH
- Parking: yes, chargeable, short-term and long-term parking
- Nearby cities: Munich (27 km), Ingolstadt (53 km), Augsburg (67 km), Regensburg (77 km)
- Transport connections: Motorways A92, state road St2584, federal road B11
- Train connections: S-Bahn lines 1 and 8 run between the main train station and the airport daily from approx. 4:00 am – 1:00 am, alternating every 10 – 20 minutes, the journey time is approx. 40 minutes.
- Flight distribution on the days of the week: Monday (14.36%), Tuesday (14.62%), Wednesday (14.80%), Thursday (15.14%), Friday (15.49%), Saturday (12.60%), Sunday (12.99%)
- other spellings: Muenchen (Munich) -Franz Josef Strauss, Franz Josef Strauss, Munich, Münhen, Minhen, Munic, Mnichov, Monaco di Baviera, Monachium, Munique, Münih, Munchen, Myunxen, Munîh, Miunchenas, Minhene, Miunchenas, Мюнхэн, Мүнхен, Минхен, Мюнхен, Μόναχο, მიუნხენი, Մյունխեն, ميونخ, مونیخ, ميونيخ, میونخ, מינכן, 뮌헨, ሙኒክ, มิ ว นิ, ก, ミ., ヘ ン, ン,
Most popular destinations from Munich (flights per week)
- Hamburg – Airport(174, 3.74%)
- Düsseldorf(154, 3.31%)
- Cologne – Bonn(129, 2.77%)
- Frankfurt-Main(119, 2.56%)
- London – Heathrow(112, 2.41%)
- Amsterdam – Schiphol(94, 2.02%)
- Paris – Charles de Gaulle(89, 1.91%)
- Palma de Mallorca(85, 1.83%)
- Barcelona(72, 1.55%)
- Madrid – Barajas(72, 1.55%)
- other (76.35%)
Top airlines (share of take-offs / landings)
- Lufthansa(4619, 17.74%)
- United Airlines(2415, 9.27%)
- Air Canada(1664, 6.39%)
- TAP Air Portugal(1075, 4.13%)
- ANA All Nippon Airways(1012, 3.89%)
- Aegean Airlines(891, 3.42%)
- Air China(737, 2.83%)
- Croatia Airlines(729, 2.80%)
- Polskie line Lotnicze LOT(701, 2.69%)
- Air Burkina(641, 2.46%)
- other (44.38%)
The airport, which went into operation in 1992, is located approx. 30 kilometers northeast of Munich city center. Drivers can reach the terminal area via the Autobahn / Europastraße A92 / E53 at the exit “Flughafen München-Franz Josef Strauss” or via the federal road B11.
The S-Bahn lines S1 and S8 run regularly between the main station and the airport, the journey time is approx. 40 minutes. Furthermore, several public bus lines of the MVV Verkehrsverbund and other bus companies from the cities in the vicinity also stop at the airport.
Munich’s first airport was the airfield in Oberschleißheim, founded in 1912 for the royal Bavarian air force, which is still in operation today as a special airfield. Another airfield was later built near Oberwiesenfeld, but it became too small for the steadily growing volume of traffic. Because of problems in this regard, the decision was made in 1936 to build Munich-Riem Airport, which was finally put into operation in 1939.
As early as 1955, plans were made for another runway at this airport. After a tragic crash of a military machine on a full tram in downtown Munich in 1960, killing 55 people, the population demanded the construction of a new airport, which is located far from the city. In 1969, at the suggestion of the then Minister of Economics, Schedl, it was finally decided to build the airport in Erdinger Moos, unlike originally planned between Augsburg and Munich.
However, this posed other problems. As a result of that decision, more than 400 people from Franzheim am Erdinger Moos had to be resettled in the following years. Finally, construction began at the end of 1980, at which time more than a dozen people were living in Franzheim. After only 5 months, the construction work was suspended for 4 years, as the Bavarian Administrative Court upheld the numerous complaints according to which the land consumption would have been too great. In 1989 the airport could finally be completed. The first tower went into operation in 1991.
The entire move from Munich-Riem Airport to Franz Josef Strauss Airport did not take place until May 17, 1992. Due to the annually increasing number of passengers, a second terminal was opened in June 2003. The airport currently has around 30 million passengers annually. The expansion of a third runway is currently being planned as the capacity of the two existing runways is exhausted.
After the plans for a connection with the magnetic levitation train were dropped, an express S-Bahn is now to provide a faster connection to Munich. A regional train station is also being developed at the airport. Terminal 1 is also to be rebuilt and Terminal 2 expanded.
After the decision was made in July 2005 to increase flight movements by a further 25%, it was decided to build another runway, but this was stopped by a referendum by the city in June 2012 and will no longer be implemented in the near future.
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