Center opens at Munich facility

MUNICH, Germany -- Munich's international airport is continuing its expansion with the opening of the Munich Airport Center, a retail-office complex located outside of Terminal 1 near the control tower.

When the airport's Terminal 2 opens in 2003, the Airport Center complex will be directly between the two terminals.

It is close to the airport's transportation hub, where buses, taxis and the S-Bahn surface rail line converge.

The Airport Center is designed to attract not only passengers, but also businesses, since it will provide about five acres of office space, as well as conference rooms, product showrooms and business support services on site.

The Center's retail area accommodates some 45 stores, shops and restaurants, from fast-food to fine dining, and the Center even includes a supermarket and a medical facility.

Another part of the Center is a "travel market," hosting some 40 travel agency and tour operator offices.

Munich Airport recently opened a representative office within the German National Tourist Office in New York, at (212) 972-0001, fax (212) 972-8428; it has a Web site at www.munich-airport.de.

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