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Munich Airport

Flughafen München
  • WMO: 10870
Airport typePublic
Owner/OperatorFlughafen München GmbH
ServesMunich Metropolitan Region
LocationErding and Freising districts, Bavaria
Opened17 May 1992; 31 years ago (1992-05-17)
Hub for
  • Discover Airlines[1]
  • Lufthansa
Focus city for
  • Air Dolomiti
  • Condor
  • Eurowings
  • TUI fly Deutschland
Elevation AMSL1,487 ft / 453 m
Coordinates48°21′14″N 011°47′10″E / 48.35389°N 11.78611°E / 48.35389; 11.78611
MUC is located in Bavaria
location within Bavaria
MUC is located in Germany
MUC (Germany)
MUC is located in Europe
MUC (Europe)
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08R/26L 4,000 13,123 Concrete
08L/26R 4,000 13,123 Concrete
Number Length Surface
m ft
H 30 98 Concrete
Statistics (2022)
Passengers31,642,738 Increase+153,28%
Aircraft movements00,285,028 Increase0+86,2%
Cargo (metric tons)00,274,789 Decrease0-29,7%
Sources: Statistics at ADV.[2],
AIP at German air traffic control.[3]

Munich Airport (German: Flughafen München, IATA: MUC, ICAO: EDDM), also named Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport, is an international airport serving Munich and Upper Bavaria. To the German Aeronautical Information Publication, it is known as Muenchen Airport.[4] It is the second-busiest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic after Frankfurt Airport, and the ninth-busiest airport in Europe, handling 47.9 million passengers in 2019.[5] It is the world's 15th-busiest airport in terms of international passenger traffic,[6] and was the 38th-busiest airport worldwide in 2018.[7][8][needs update] It serves as hub for Lufthansa including its subsidiaries Lufthansa CityLine, Air Dolomiti and Eurowings as well as a base for Condor and TUI fly Deutschland.

The airport is located 28.5 km (17.7 mi) northeast of Munich, near the town of Freising. It is named after former Bavarian minister-president Franz Josef Strauss. It has two passenger terminals with an additional midfield terminal, two runways as well as extensive cargo and maintenance facilities and is fully equipped to handle wide-body aircraft including the Airbus A380.

  1. ^ "Aus Eurowings Discover wird Discover Airlines". 5 September 2023.
  2. ^ "ADV Monthly Traffic Report 12/2022" (PDF; 919 KB). (in German). Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Verkehrsflughäfen e.V. 13 February 2023. Retrieved 17 February 2023.
  3. ^ "AIP VFR online". DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH. Retrieved 21 February 2023.
  4. ^ "AIP IFR Germany". Langen: DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH. Retrieved 9 July 2023.
  5. ^ "Verkehrszahlen".
  6. ^ "12 months". Archived from the original on 28 May 2016. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Year to date". Archived from the original on 13 August 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2016.
  8. ^ – "Frankfurt offers the most destinations" 20 February 2017

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