Even if the traffic balance for the first quarter of 2022 at Munich Airport was still heavily influenced by the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic, there was a clear upward trend in the first three months of the new year compared to 2021.
From January to March, more than four million travelers were counted. That's seven times as many passengers as in the same period last year, as the airport announced in a broadcast. In the first quarter of 2021, only 570.000 passengers used Munich Airport for a flight due to the massive restrictions on international travel. With the current passenger volume, Munich Airport has reached around 40 percent of the record volume from the pre-crisis year 2019.
The strong increase in passenger numbers is accompanied by a significant expansion of the flight offer: In the first quarter of 2021, just over 14.000 flight movements were registered, in the first three months of this year there were already more than 50.000 take-offs and landings. Cargo handling is also characterized by a clear upward trend: With a total volume of more than 64.000 tons, the quarterly result for air freight and air mail almost doubled.
With the resumption of numerous connections, a further revival of air traffic in Munich is becoming apparent in the summer timetable period that has now begun. While around 100 travel destinations were accessible from Munich last year, this summer there will be up to 200 destinations.