Star Alliance at opening of Munich Airport's new T2 satellite

MUNICH, Germany, April 26, 2016 - A new satellite terminal began serving passengers of Star Alliance airlines at Munich Airport, Germany's second-largest airport, setting new standards for excellent service, passenger comfort and sustainability. The satellite terminal is also a continuation of the successful 60/40 joint venture between Munich Airport and Lufthansa.

The new facility has 27 gate positions, where passengers can board aircraft directly without bus transportation. The capacity of Terminal 2, which is used by Star Alliance partners, will be increased by 11 million to 36 million passengers per year. As one of the world's most advanced passenger facilities, the satellite terminal will offer passengers pleasant surroundings with a wide range of shopping and dining options in attractive and spacious areas flooded with natural light. Passengers will also have five new Lufthansa lounges to choose from.

Munich Airport is Star Alliance's second-largest connecting hub. Mark Schwab, CEO of Star Alliance, commented that Munich Airport's 35-minute guaranteed connecting time for Star Alliance passengers represents a best-practice example for all of Star Alliance's 40-plus connecting hubs.

-- Sara Macías