FMG, the Munich Airport operating company, has welcomed the planning approval decision by the District Government of Upper Bavaria for the construction of a third runway at the airport. With this decision, the approval authority, after intensive analysis of all aspects of this expansion project, has concurred with the need for a third runway as presented by FMG as well as the submitted planning documents.
Dr. Michael Kerkloh, the CEO of FMG, called the ruling, "the most important new starting point for Munich's competitiveness as an air transportation location since the relocation of the airport in Riem." The airport CEO added, "This sets the stage in terms of planning permission regulations to continue this Bavarian success story in the long term.
The expansion of Munich Airport to meet growing demand and the resulting increase in available flights and destinations will benefit in particular the population of Bavaria and the economy."