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Page 22 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • OCT-NOVEMBER 2016 Munich details T1 expansion GERMANy’s Munich Airport has con- firmed plans to expand Terminal 1. With the construction of a new pier and a central building complex, the ter- minal will gain capacity for an addition- al six million passengers per year. “The planned expansion is compara- ble to the construction of an entirely new airport. The added capacity will be equivalent to the annual traffic of a mid-sized German airport such as Hanover, for example. The new pier will be linked to the existing A and B modules of Terminal 1 and will extend 320 metres into Munich Airport’s western apron. It will have stands to handle up to 12 aircraft, including two for A380s. The overall architectural design is based on a three-level structure con- sisting of a core adjoining the existing Terminal 1 and a pier. At the apron level, the baggage claim area and departure gates for non pier-side aircraft will be located and connect to the existing terminal at Module B. The core building will contain the central security and passport control facilities and a marketplace with dining and retail offerings. The departure gates, inside the pier, will also be on this level. The level above the departure area will serve to channel arriving passen- gers, depending on whether they are headed for the security screening for connecting passengers on that level or down to the baggage claim area. This level will also have spacious lounge areas. The expansion project, including the affected arrival areas in the exist- ing Module B, will have a total area of about 80,000 square metres. “With the expansion of Terminal 1 we are taking an important step to secure the future of our airport. For the air- lines already operating here, we are opening up long-term growth per- spectives while creating space for new airlines that want to offer flights to and from Munich in the future,” said airport chief executive Michael Kerkloh. The new pier will go into operation in 2022 at the earliest. According to initial estimates, the project will cost a total of EuR400 million, which Munich Airport will finance from its own resources. The expansion plans for Munich Airport’s Terminal 1 were presented by Dr. Markus Söder (second from left), the chairman of the airport’s supervisory board, and the three executive board members Dr. Michael Kerkloh (right), Andrea Gebbeken and Thomas Weyer. Thailand plans major smuggling crackdown IN a major crackdown, x-ray machines are to be installed on all conveyor belts at Thailand’s Bangkok suvarnabhumi and four other airports to scan baggage for dutiable goods and contraband, Customs Department director-general Kulit sombatsiri said. Twenty-three x-ray machines will be installed at suvarnabhumi airport and a total of six others at Don Mueang, samui, Chiang Mai and Phuket. Installation of the machines will begin in 2017 to operate from 2018.