Munich Airport, Lufthansa expand partnership

Partnership between Munich Airport and Lufthansa to build and expand airport traffic began at the end of the 1990s

Munich Airport, Lufthansa expand partnership

(From left) Jost Lammers, CEO, Munich Airport and Stefan Kreuzpaintner, Head of Sales, Lufthansa Group

Flughafen München GmbH (FMG) and Lufthansa signed a letter of intent (LOI) to continue the sustainable development of Munich Airport.

"In the LOI, both parties commit to a shared sustainability strategy, to the expansion of Munich Airport as an intermodal transport hub, to the needs-based expansion of infrastructure, and to the promotion of digitalisation and innovation in operations. This includes projects such as smart passenger handling and automated handling processes in order to make passengers’ travel experience more enjoyable and efficient," says a release from Munich Airport.

Jost Lammers, CEO, Munich Airport, says: “We went through the hard times of the Covid-19 pandemic together with Lufthansa and we will return to our former strength together. With our shared goals of sustainability, innovation, digitalisation, and the persistent enhancement of Munich Airport as a premium hub, we will successfully continue this strategic partnership.”

Stefan Kreuzpaintner, CCO, Lufthansa Airlines, adds: “Our partnership with Munich Airport can definitely be described as unique. Together, we will continue to take on and meet the challenges of the aviation industry. Sustainability is one of the top issues. This includes better rail links – not only to reach the airport quickly and conveniently but also to make a vital contribution to climate change mitigation.”

The partnership between Munich Airport and Lufthansa to build and expand airport traffic began at the end of the 1990s, the release said. "With the joint construction and operation of Terminal 2, which opened in 2003, the two companies launched a unique model of cooperation in Europe – and established Munich Airport as an efficient global aviation hub." The satellite building, which opened in April 2016, marked the first expansion of this successful joint venture.

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