For Thomas Klühr, the Lufthansa Executive Board member in charge of passenger operations, finance and the Munich hub, the new passenger terminal is a milestone in the ongoing development of the premium hub in Munich: “With the satellite we will offer our passengers the ideal infrastructure with unique ambience. Terminal 2 is already among the world’s best. Our guests in the satellite facility can expect the same. As an extension of Terminal 2, it is entirely geared to the needs of Lufthansa passengers.”
As the first midfield terminal at a German airport, the new satellite has no public access. Check-in will take place in Terminal 2. Passengers will then undergo passport screening and hand baggage checks before boarding an underground personal transport system that will take them to the satellite terminal in less than a minute. There they will find the full range of services and passenger handling facilities as well as extensive shopping and dining options.
Over the coming months, workers will complete the interior finishes and install technical equipment in the satellite. Extensive testing of all processes can then begin in the fall. This will leave time to implement any necessary improvements identified. Next, in the new year, hundreds of “test passengers” will be recruited to help simulate the interaction of all handling processes in the new facility.