Munich Airport updates progress on new Terminal 1 pier

10 Jun 2024 by Mark Caswell
Rendering of the new pier at Munich Airport's Terminal 1 (image from

Munich Airport has published an update on its forthcoming new pier at Terminal 1, with construction expected to be completed at the end of 2025.

The exterior facade of the building was finished last year, and the airport is now progressing with the interior fit-out.

Munich Airport – which is investing a total of €665 million in the project – said that following the completion of construction “extensive testing” would still need to be carried out before the building could be commissioned for use.

The 360-metre-long pier will become home to the airport’s non-Schengen carriers, including AA, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways.

Three floors of the six-storey building will be used for passengers – Level 03 for immigration control, baggage reclaim and bus gates, Level 04 for the pier’s marketplace and departure gates, and Level 05 for the arrivals area, passport control and security checkpoints, which will use next-generation CT scanners.

The pier will be able to accommodate up to 12 smaller or six wide-bodied aircraft at any one time.

Rendering of the new pier at Munich Airport's Terminal 1 (image from

Commenting on the news Jost Lammers, chief executive officer of Munich Airport, said:

“The expansion ensures that a high quality of stay and service will be offered in all handling areas in the future.

“With the attractive new lounge areas, we will then bring about a leap forward in quality in Terminal 1, which will open up long-term development prospects at our airport for the airlines that operate here and will thus guarantee the competitive edge and future viability of Munich’s premium hub.”

Munich Airport recently brought forward its target of reaching net zero by 2035, 15 years earlier than previously planned.

The target involves reducing Scope 1 and 2 emissions (ie: those the airport can directly influence) by a minimum of 90 per cent.

Munich airport brings forward net zero target by 15 years

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