Munich Airport, an international hub located in Munich, Germany, has redesigned the waiting area in Terminal 2, in an attempt to improve passenger comfort and the quality of amenities.
The waiting area was developed by T2BG, the Terminal 2 operating company, which is held jointly by Munich Airport and Lufthansa, in partnership with the furniture maker Vitra and the Munich design office 'studio PS'.
The new 220m² recreation area, which is located near gate G16, has 34 reclining seats for passengers.
It features 20 business stations with power connections for computers and mobile devices, with access being free of charge for all passengers.
In addition it has numerous plants and special lighting to enhance the sense of calm, while monitors are positioned to let passengers check their flight status.
T2BG managing directors Christian Wallner and Marc Stadtlander view improving passenger comfort and the quality of amenities as an ongoing process.
Christian Wallner said: "The outstanding range and quality of services in Terminal 2 is a major reason behind the repeated successes of Munich Airport in the World Airport Awards and for our being selected Europe's best airport yet again this year."
Marc Stadtlander said: "Lufthansa passengers not only enjoy fast and smooth transfers to connecting flights in Munich, [but] thanks to the attractive surroundings, they also find that their waiting time just flies by."
In the first quarter of 2014 the airport reported an increase in all traffic segments, with a slight rise in passenger numbers and aircraft movements, and a substantial increase in airfreight.
The airport served about 8.5 million passengers during the quarter, handled 88,000 flights and transported 68,900t of airfreight.