Munich Airport to expand consultancy services in the Gulf

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Left to right: Dr Michael Kerkloh, CEO of Munich Airport, and Akbar Al baker, CEO of Qatar Airways

Flughafen München GmbH (FMG), the operator for Munich Airport in Germany, will continue to supply its consultancy services to airports in the Arabian Gulf region including Doha in Qatar and Muscat and Salalah in Oman. A delegation from FMG headed to the region to sign the agreement to continue their cooperation.

Dr Michael Kerkloh, CEO of Munich Airport, said, “To date, Munich Airport has successfully provided support in 25 airport projects on four continents. As emphatically demonstrated by the agreements we have now signed, our expertise will continue to be eagerly sought after in the future, in particular in the Arabian Gulf region.”

FMG has been active in Qatar since 2009, ensuring a smooth start to operations for Hamad International Airport in Doha. This involved organizing and coordinating 125 days of test operations prior to opening. FMG will continue to optimize operations at the airport and will help with preparations for the next phase of expansion. FMG consultants will also support the opening of the terminals at Muscat and Salalah airports, including the testing of the baggage handling systems. The group will provide training at both airports.

Dr Markus Söder, the Bavarian minister of finance and chairman of the FMG supervisory board, said, “Munich Airport is Bavaria’s calling card for the entire world. As an international air transportation hub, it is enormously important for the Bavarian economy. The skills of our experts have been in demand around the globe for many years. That’s something Bavaria can be proud of.”

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