Munich Airport operator FMG announced it will start the planning process leading to the construction of a third runway. During peak periods the existing two runways are operating at full capacity of 89 movements per hr., FMG said. It believes that to keep Munich in the forefront of Europe's hub airports, it must be able to handle 120 aircraft per hr. For the first half of the year, passengers increased 7% and aircraft movements rose 6%. No timeframe was given for the third runway project.

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