Around Easter, the airlines have planned around 3.600 flights from Munich. The airport expects increased demand. This results among other things from the lifting of the German travel warning for the Balearic Islands.
While only 2021 destinations could be reached from Munich in February 61, the airlines want to fly to around 100 destinations again during the holiday season. For the period from March 26th up to and including April 11th, 2021, around 3.600 flights to and from Munich are planned according to the registrations of the airlines. For comparison: During the Easter holidays 2019 there were around 18.000 flight movements, five times as many.
In addition to classic holiday destinations around the Mediterranean, a large number of flights to European cities such as Amsterdam, Istanbul, Lisbon, Milan, Paris, Rome and Stockholm are offered during the Easter holidays. The holiday destinations include well-known Spanish holiday islands such as Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria or Tenerife. In Egypt you can choose from Cairo and Hurghada, in Greece passengers can head for Athens, Thessaloniki, Crete and Rhodes. The French destinations include Nice and Toulouse, among others. If you want to travel to Turkey, there are flights to Antalya, Ankara and Izmir available. In Italy the cities of Florence, Naples and Verona are served.
At Munich Airport, all arrivals and departures are currently managed via Terminal 2. An exception applies to passengers on British Airways and Pegasus Airlines who check in in the central area from March 26th. The shopping facilities at Munich Airport are also being expanded somewhat: shops for daily needs such as grocery stores, pharmacies, drugstores and the “MyCorner” and “MyDutyFree” shops in the non-public departure area of the terminal are open all the time.
Emirates returns with Airbus A380
From March 24 to 29 and between April 3 and 11, 2021, the golf carrier Emirates Airline will be using the Airbus A380 on the route between Munich and Dubai, thus responding to increased travel demand during the Easter holiday season. Emirates currently connects the second largest German airport with five weekly non-stop flights with its hub in Dubai. Boeing 777-300ER jets are used on the route. In response to the increased passenger and freight demand from Munich, Emirates will also be introducing a sixth weekly connection on Thursdays from April 1, and Munich will be served daily from June 1.
“The Emirates A380 is still very popular with travelers because of its spacious and comfortable cabins. So we're excited to offer our guests more travel options as well as our famous A380 experience. Including the A380 on-board lounge and spa showers. Emirates was the first foreign airline to offer A2011 scheduled flights from Munich in 380, and now we are the first airline to return with the A380 since the pandemic-related temporary suspension of passenger flights last March, "said Volker Greiner, Emirates Vice President North & Central Europe.