Munich begins to emerge from shutdown

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Terminal 1 at Munich Airport, where passenger operations were temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus crisis, is set to open its doors to passengers again. The airport’s terminal areas C, D, and E will resume operations initially on July 8. Terminal 2 remained in operation throughout, at a reduced capacity.

The airport says that all handling areas in Terminal 1 that are now being reactivated have been kitted out with floor markings, protective screens, information posters, hand sanitizer dispensers and other services designed to prevent infection. All passengers will have to wear a face covering in and around the terminal. The airport says these measures will ensure that passengers are not exposed to a higher risk of infection during their time in the terminal.

Most of the airlines that operated from Terminal 1 before it closed will return from July 8. Only Eurowings, Qatar Airways, TUI fly, SunExpress and Pegasus Airlines will remain in Terminal 2 for the time being.

The airport’s operators are encouraged by the fact that capacity in Terminal 1 is required again, as more and more flights from Munich are being resumed. Nearly 200 passenger and cargo aircraft are now taking off and landing daily, with passenger volume up to around 10,000 per day, and rising.

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