Munich Airport to reopen Terminal 1 as traffic rebounds

The German airport's long-haul routes are being gradually restored as COVID-19 eases.

Munich Airport (MUC) will reopen its Terminal 1 on June 23, citing "increasing traffic volumes."

"All the airlines which were temporarily relocated to Terminal 2 will move back there, except for Eurowings, which will remain in Terminal 2 for the time being," MUC said in a statement.

One of those airlines returning to Terminal 1 will be Lufthansa, which "will step by step expand its long-haul services from Munich again," MUC stated. "In July, the airline will resume its North American routes to Boston (BOS), New York (JFK), Charlotte (CLT) and Vancouver (YVR)."

Currently, Lufthansa serves five long-haul destinations from MUC: Chicago O'Hare (ORD), Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX), Newark (EWR) and Seoul (ICN). 

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The German airline plans to add four more long-haul routes from MUC in August: Osaka (KIX), Shanghai (PVG), Tokyo (HND), Washington Dulles (IAD).

"This will bring the total number of long-haul connections offered by Lufthansa from Munich to 13, all operated by Airbus A350 aircraft," MUC said in statement. "United Airlines has resumed its scheduled service to San Francisco (SFO) and will increase its routes to Washington (IAD) and Chicago (ORD) to a daily operation before the end of June. From the beginning of July, United will also reinstate its flights from Munich to Newark (EWR)."

MUC CEO Jost Lammers added: "We are now clearly seeing more activity at our airport again."

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