Munich Airport posted yet another all-time high for total passengers in 2015 and topped the 40 million mark for the first time. Bavaria’s international hub handled some 41 million passengers. This represents an increase of 3% over the prev. year.
Necessity of the third runway
Growth in air freight was even more dynamic, with the cargo tonnage up by about 9 percent to a new rec-ord level of over 317,000 tons. Total take-offs and landings were up by about 1 per-cent in 2015 to almost 380,000.
The announcement of these strong traffic figures was yet another occasion for Dr. Michael Kerkloh, the President and CEO of Munich Airport, to reiterate the necessity of the third runway for Bavaria’s international air transportation hub.
Strong gains resulted mainly from growth in international travel
The strong gains in passenger traffic in Munich in 2015 resulted mainly from growth in international travel. As in the previous year, the intercontinental segment posted the strongest gains, with an increase of over 4 percent to about 6.5 million passen-gers. Demand was particularly strong on Asian routes, where passenger numbers rose by 7 percent as compared with 2014. In 2015, more than 3 million passengers flew directly from Munich to Asia (3.1 million) and North America (3 million).