New personal transport system for Munich Airport

momberger

11 March 2016

On 23 February 2016, Munich Airport’s new personal transport system (PTS) completed its first trip after members of the press rode between Terminal 2 (T2) and the satellite facility which is scheduled to be commissioned in April 2016. The automated PTS will run along a 1,250-ft track and has the capacity to move 9,000 passengers/hr in each direction. Each train will travel at approximately 16 mph between the two buildings. The contract to develop, manufacture, maintain and operate the PTS was awarded to rail manufacturer Bombardier Transportation in November 2011. Thomas Winkelmann, CEO of the Munich Hub at Lufthansa, said: “Our passengers will travel between T2 and the new satellite facility in less than a minute. That is outstanding performance in terms of comfort and quality. The satellite has five new Lufthansa lounges for our passengers as well as 27 additional pierside boarding gates for maximum convenience.”

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