ALL OVER THE WORLD it seems passenger volume breaks records on an annual basis. More and more passengers take to the skies for business and pleasure on an infrastructure seemingly long outpaced by the demand for air travel. Munich Airport is one of the airports where this rings true.
Munich Airport began operations more than 26 years ago, in May 1992. In the following years it witnessed swelling passenger numbers. In 2018 the airport ranked the second-busiest in Germany and the seventh-busiest in all of Europe, accommodating 46.3 million passengers that year.
MUC constantly looks for ways to accommodate more passengers and serve them with more luxury. The airport’s current project includes a total overhaul and expansion of Terminal 1. The project officially got the green light in 2018 and began construction in April this year. The airport fully detailed the current and upcoming projects in a publicly available 2018 integrated report. The theme of the report focuses on finding new ways to accommodate passengers and continue future-proofing the facility.
The upgrades are expected to cost €455 million. The cost will be covered entirely by the airport’s own budget, meaning no outside funding will be used to make the changes. The expansion brings 1.02 million square feet of new floor space, including more than 7,500 square feet of dining and retail space. It also includes a new pier capable of housing 12 aircraft. The terminal will feature four new security checkpoints for U.S.-bound flights. In sharp contrast to the glaring white of the rest of the airport, the new areas feature warm and inviting colors.
Airport access is also set to improve in big ways. Last winter new train lines running directly to the terminal improved and simplified the use of public transportation to the airport. Next, the airport will expand the underground railway tunnels under the airport at an investment of €115 million. By the time infrastructure work is complete, eastern and southeastern Bavaria will enjoy easy access to the airport.
As Munich Airport looks toward the future, officials take seriously the need to build sustainably. Terminal 1’s expansion and all future construction projects are designed with sustainability at the forefront, resulting in reduced energy costs in the years moving forward, airport officials said.
All airplane flights begin on the ground. An airport is the starting point, but airspace issues continue to expand from the terrestrial to the aerial. Altitude is no barrier when countries claim sovereignty from the Earth to beyond the stratosphere.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
Flanked by the ski resort-studded Balkan Mountains and situated directly downwind from the fragrant pine forests of the Vitosha mountain, Sofia’s gorgeous landscape and strategic location between Asia and Europe put it at a crossroads where business and pleasure intermingle effortlessly. In recent years Bulgaria’s capital city has ranked as one of the top 10 best places in the world for startup businesses, and the onslaught of new tax exemptions for businesses looking to invest in the country make it an attractive option for many corporations to begin operations within the city.
IHG® Business Edge provides small- to midsized enterprises with benefits and confidence to navigate the evolving business travel environment.
Leovard skincare, formulated by Dr. Sheg Aranmolate, MD, uses natural ingredients to nourish skin, calm irritation, decrease wrinkles, hydrate and soothe — all while sanitizing skin of bacteria. Leovard’s 06 sanitizer is among a line a like-minded products, designed to ease the stress of environmental damage on our skin while cleansing.
Looking for an escape? Anse Chastanet in Saint Lucia is a one-of-a-kind, 49-room resort with views of the Pitons. The property’s Escape Sale offers travelers who book four nights or more before Aug. 31 the chance to save 35 percent on the entire stay. Book by Aug. 31, but the sale is valid for travel through Dec. 19. Rates start at $513 per night.
Though air travel slowed as airports temporarily closed and borders shuttered to stifle the spread of coronavirus, the airline industry — led by oneworld alliance member airlines — enacted enhanced protective measures to reduce risk and protect passengers.
Beer lovers in particular will rejoice with this new offer from The Lion and the Rose Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, North Carolina, and it all starts with a complimentary, icy cold pint upon arrival.