Topic overview

Security controls: Munich as a model
Focus on a low fuel consumption fleet
Around 5,500 new employees

Security controls

Munich as a model

The security controls at German airports are often overloaded and not very comfortable for travellers. For years, the aviation industry has urged for improvements. The Luftamt Südbayern recently opened two new control lanes at Munich Airport, which promise a real leap in quality:

  • Leave laptops in hand baggage: Highly sensitive testing equipment with computer tomography technology checks hand baggage – passengers can leave laptops, smartphones and permitted liquids in their hand luggage.
  • Enjoy more flexibility: Four travellers can now simultaneously place their luggage on the control track, in larger tubs than before – those who need more time, no longer delay the process. In addition, state-of-the-art body scanners provide more comfort and more security in the clearly arranged control lanes.
  • Utilising state-of-the-art conveyor technology: Conveyor technology significantly influences the efficiency of the entire control system – Munich has Germany’s first fully automated system.

The pilot checkpoint promises more efficient controls with even more security. The aviation industry was able to contribute its expertise in the development phase; the Terminal 2 operating company – a joint venture between Lufthansa and Airport – was involved from the very beginning. From the point of view of the Lufthansa Group, this approach should be a priority. The test phase runs until the end of the year.

New checkpoint

More comfort, more security and more efficient processes

New checkpoint

More comfort, more security and more efficient processes


Focus on a low fuel consumption fleet

Lufthansa Cargo is systematically continuing fleet modernization. In mid-February 2019, the company received its sixth brand new Boeing 777F. The aircraft emits around 23 percent less CO2 per transported ton of freight compared to the MD-11F. In the spring, Lufthansa Cargo will receive another Boeing 777F, meaning that two older freight aircraft can be taken out of service in the course of the year. The fleet will then include seven Boeing 777F and ten MD-11F. The full fleet renewal should be completed by 2025 at the latest.


Around 5,500 new employees

The Lufthansa Group will hire around 5,500 new employees in the current year – and this only includes the home markets Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. In addition, Lufthansa Aviation Training 2019 will see up to 500 junior pilots begin their training. The Lufthansa Group currently employs around 135,000 people worldwide, more than 70,000 of them in Germany.



Further content on the topic


Press release

Better service for passengers

Information from the Luftfahrtamt Südbayern (Southern Bavaria air traffic department) on the new control point at the Munich airport.

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