18.01.2018

The “10 Star-Hub” of Lufthansa and Munich Airport

For the first time: 30 million passengers in Terminal 2

Last year, Lufthansa and Munich Airport welcomed over 30 million passengers to Terminal 2. To be more precise, 30.6 million passengers used the terminal for their travel needs in 2017. This is an increase of 10.6 percent compared to the previous year. Wilken Bormann, CEO Hub Munich, and Munich Airport CEO Dr. Michael Kerkloh, both agree: “The numbers show how popular Terminal 2 is with our passengers: a five-star airline and a five-star airport. Together, we offer our customers a 10-star product, translating to outstanding quality on the ground and on board. Munich is the only airport in all of Europe with this rare combination.” Borman and Kerkloh are certain that this positive trend will also continue in 2018. As of March 25, Lufthansa will have five A380 aircraft based in Munich and will serve Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Beijing in its summer flight schedule. Two days later, a Lufthansa A350 will take off for its first flight from Munich to Singapore. Eurowings also has plans for additional growth in Munich.

Munich’s airport was already named Europe’s first “5-Star Airport” by London-based ratings agency, Skytrax, in 2015. In December 2017, Lufthansa joined them as the only European 5-star airline when they received the Skytrax certification for the highest level of quality in international aviation. Another world best: Terminal 2, along with the Terminal 2 Satellite, which are jointly opertated by the two companies, received a special award in March 2017: They were voted World’s Best Airport Terminal at the Skytrax World Airport Awards.

About Lufthansa
One of the world's largest, most prestigious airlines, and Europe’s only 5-Star airline, Lufthansa, serving 22 North American gateways, currently flies to 211 destinations in 74 countries. The air carrier offers hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. With the Lufthansa Group acquisition of Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Brussels Airlines, additional hubs include Vienna, Brussels, and Zurich. The entire Group flew a total of 130 million passengers in 2017. In 2017’s winter schedule, the Group airlines offer almost 5,158 weekly frequencies to 193 destinations in 75 countries worldwide. As an industry innovator, Lufthansa has long been committed to environmental care and sustainability, operating one of the most technologically-advanced and fuel-efficient fleets in the world. Its long-haul fleet to and from North America includes the Boeing 747-8,the Airbus A380 and the Airbus A350-900, which are some of the most environmentally-friendly passenger aircraft in the aviation industry. Lufthansa is the largest European operator of the A380 and was also the launch customer for the Boeing 747-8. The Lufthansa Group currently has 180 new aircraft on order to be delivered by 2025. Known for its premium services, Lufthansa continues to build new or upgrade existing lounge facilities across its worldwide network. Lufthansa’s entire long-haul fleet now features all new onboard products in each.