Published on : Monday, June 29, 2020
Munich Airport’s Terminal 1 is set to reopen once again on July 8 alongside terminal areas C, D, and E that will also resume operations initially on the same date. The reopening comes after passenger operations were temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus crisis. Most airlines that operated from Terminal 1 before the terminal building was closed will return from the same date. However, Eurowings, Qatar Airways, TUIfly, SunExpress and Pegasus Airlines will operate from Terminal 2 as of now. Check-in for all flights with these airlines will continue to be located in central area Z.
The reopening also means that departing passengers will be able to use areas C and D to check in once again before being taken through security and moving on to their respective gates in departure areas C and D. Meanwhile, arriving passengers will be led through arrival areas C, D, and E. All handling areas in Terminal 1 are being reactivated. Measures like floor markings for physical distancing, protective screens, information posters, hand sanitizer dispensers, and other services are being allotted to curb the risk of coronavirus spread. It will also be mandatory for all passengers to wear face masks in and around the terminal. The measures will ensure that passengers are not exposed to a higher risk of infection during their stay at Munich Airport’s Terminal 1, similar to that of Terminal 2.
The Munich Airport is already being used for takeoff and landing of nearly 200 passenger and cargo aircraft each day. Terminal 1 will also require capacity once again as more and more flight connections from Munich are being resumed. According to reports, the airport is welcoming around 10,000 passengers each day and figures are constantly showing an increasing graph. Several long-haul routes from Munich led by United Airlines, Emirates, Etihad and Lufthansa that were suspended in the last few months are set to resume operations. Air Canada has already reopened its route from Munich to Toronto. From the start of July, Munich Airport is expected to see over 250 aircraft movements a day. In the first half of July, the Bavarian state capital will be back to providing global air travel to over 120 destinations.