14 Facts About Munich Airport


Munich Airport is an international airport serving Munich and Upper Bavaria.

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New Munich airport commenced operations on 17 May 1992, and all flights to and from Munich were moved to the new site overnight.

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Munich Airport is named after Franz Josef Strauss, who played a prominent, albeit sometimes controversial, role in West German politics from the 1950s until his death in 1988.

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Munich Airport is regarded as one of the fathers of the Airbus project and served as initial chairman of the Airbus supervisory board.

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Flughafen Munchen GmbH, which owns and operates Munich Airport, is a limited liability company consisting of three shareholders: the State of Bavaria, the Federal Republic of Germany and the City of Munich .

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Munich Airport is usually referred to as "Flughafen Munchen" or simply "MUC", its IATA code.

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Munich Airport Center is a shopping, business, and recreation area that connects the terminals.

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Apart from the usual parking facilities, the Munich Airport offers, at additional cost, special parking spaces with additional benefits.

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Since November 2005, the Munich Airport has a certified environmental management system according to DIN ISO 14001 and EMAS.

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Munich Airport was involved in the Air Transport Initiative for Germany, which was attended by Fraport, Deutsche Flugsicherung and Lufthansa.

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The cogeneration modules are an obligation, from the Renewable Energy Sources Act, so that Munich Airport can generate electricity from renewable energy sources, using biogas.

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Munich Airport has its own fire department with 32 fire engines distributed over two fire stations, which are located near the runways.

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Munich Airport is accessible via nearby Motorway A 92, which connects to motorway A9 and Munich's ring motorway A99.

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Additionally, the construction of new line between Moosach and Munich Airport would cut through several towns and neighbourhoods, which the residents vehemently opposed.

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