In the third quarter, positive traffic dynamics continued at Munich Airport. The highest increase in numbers since the beginning of the pandemic was recorded. In the first nine months of this year, a total of 23 million passengers were served. This is ten million more travelers than in all of 2021. During the busy summer months — July, August and September — passenger traffic regained 74 percent of pre-crisis volumes, passenger traffic amounted to 10.2 million passengers. If the current trend continues, more than 30 million people are expected to arrive at Munich Airport by the end of the year.
Passengers can now travel from Munich Airport again to 47 destinations in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, in addition to 15 German cities and 138 European destinations. The Munich Premium Hub has thus regained its role as an international air transport hub, ranking 5th in the world in the 2022 report published by the Airports Association Internationale (ACI).
From January to September 2022, the number take-offs and landings increased to 212 000, that is, last year's figures doubled. In terms of freight and airmail volume, the tonnage handled in the first three quarters was 200,000 tonnes, also almost double the volume handled in 2021. The aircraft load factor in Munich is currently at a record level: while the average was 65 percent in the first nine months of last year, it has risen to 77 percent this year. In the third quarter, Munich Airport reached a new high of 84.5 per cent of its flight load.