Munich Airport plans to invest €400M in expanding its Terminal 1 facility, increasing capacity by an additional 6M passengers per year.
The project will include the construction of a new pier and a central building complex. The new pier will be linked to the existing A and B modules of Terminal 1 and will extend 320m into Munich Airport's western apron.
It will have stands to handle up to 12 aircraft, including two equipped for Airbus A380 super-jumbos. The overall architectural design is based on a three-level structure consisting of a core adjoining the pier and the existing Terminal 1.
The baggage claim area and departure gates for non-pierside aircraft will be located at the apron level, which will be connected to the existing terminal at Module B.
The core building will feature the central security and passport control facilities, and a marketplace with dining and retail offerings. The departure gates, inside the pier, will also be on this level.
The expansion project, including the affected arrival areas in the existing Module B, will have a total area of about 80,000 sq m.
Construction work on the apron is set to start in 2018. The new pier will commence operation in 2022.