Munich Airport CEO Dr. Michael Kerkloh to retire at the end of 2019

Dr. Michael Kerkloh, who has served as the President and CEO of Flughafen München GmbH /Munich Airport (FMG) for over 17 years, will retire at the end of 2019.

Over his airport management career, Kerkloh came to be seen as one of the most experienced and respected experts in the industry, both in Germany and at the international level. Under his leadership, Bavaria’s gateway to the world has taken its place alongside Europe’s top-performing air transportation hubs – both in terms of traffic growth and commercial success.

Major milestones in the Kerkloh years include the opening of Terminal 2 in 2003, the commissioning of the satellite terminal in 2016, and the decision to expand and upgrade Terminal 1. Under Kerkloh’s leadership, Munich Airport has consistently ranked high in the World Airport Awards, announced annually by the respected Skytrax Institute in London, and has been chosen “Best Airport in Europe” 11 times.

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