Munich Airport forms new subsidiary for international activities


FMG, the operating company for Munich Airport in Germany, has established a new wholly-owned subsidiary to carry out its international activities.

Dubbed 'Munich Airport International (MAI)', the new subsidiary provides the airport with a tailor-made platform for handling international contracts in the areas of consulting, airport management and training that were previously implemented by the parent company.

The business activities include airport operations, IT, engineering, real estate services, facility management, fleet management, training academy, ground transportation services, rentals, hotels and catering, and retail.

MAI has been established to cover all aspects of airport and terminal planning, the commissioning of new facilities, operational planning and process optimisation.

It will also perform profit and revenue optimisation, airport privatisation consulting, customised training, and comprehensive airport management.

MAI managing director Dr Ralf Gaffal said: “We want to steadily improve and expand our range of services and build on our global presence.

“With our future foreign sales offices, we will be able to respond more quickly and effectively to customer needs and the expectations of the market.

“To that end, we are also interested in cooperative arrangements with local strategic partners. This new approach will also enable us to gain quick access to the current growth markets.”

"With our future foreign sales offices, we will be able to respond more quickly and effectively to customer needs and the expectations of the market."

FMG's international business unit has delivered customised solutions at more than 50 airports worldwide.

Besides airports, the customers of the company include governments, airlines, construction firms and several consultancies.

Experts from Munich Airport are currently involved in the management of other airports in Palmerola (Honduras), Cairo (Egypt), and Taif (Saudi Arabia).

Consulting services are provided at airports in Muscat (Oman), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), Quito (Ecuador) and Changi Airport in Singapore.


Image: MAI has been established to carry out FMG’s international activities. Photo: courtesy of Munich Airport.