Munich Airport and Lufthansa will sign a letter of intent (LOI) to build on the sustainable development of the Bavarian hub.

In the LOI, both parties commit to a shared sustainability strategy, to the expansion of Munich Airport as an intermodal transport hub, to the needs-based expansion of infrastructure, and to the promotion of digitalisation and innovation in operations. This includes projects such as smart passenger handling and automated handling processes.

Jost Lammers, CEO of Munich Airport, said: “We went through the hard times of the COVID-19 pandemic together with Lufthansa and we will return to our former strength together. With our shared goals of sustainability, innovation, digitalisation, and the persistent enhancement of Munich Airport as a premium hub, we will successfully continue this strategic partnership.”

The partnership between Munich Airport and Lufthansa to build and expand airport traffic began at the end of the 1990s. With the joint construction and operation of Terminal 2, which opened in 2003, the two companies launched a unique model of cooperation in Europe – and established Munich Airport as an efficient global aviation hub. The satellite building, which opened in April 2016, marked the first expansion of this successful joint venture.

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