19. Political Influence

All significant input relating to legislative procedures, all entries in lobby lists, all significant payments of membership fees, all contributions to governments as well as all donations to political parties and politicians should be disclosed by country in a differentiated way.

Munich Airport is 100 percent publicly owned. The shareholders, i.e. the Federal Republic of Germany (26%), the Free State of Bavaria (51%), and the City of Munich (23%), exert a material influence over Munich Airport through their political activities.

See also Boards of the Company.  

The internal Political Affairs support office represents the interests of Munich Airport at EU, national and state level with the aim of improving the political, economic, and legal framework conditions and of maintaining the international competitive standing of the Munich Airport Group. The focus is on relevant institutions of the European Union, the German Federal Government and Parliament, the Bavarian State Government and Parliament, and Munich City Council. In addition to the efforts to maintain continuous contact and ongoing exchange of information, there are also regular information and discussion events in Brussels, Berlin, and Munich. Furthermore, representatives from the Munich Airport Group take part in specialist committees and working groups set up by industry associations, such as the German Airports Association (ADV), the German Aviation Association (BDL), or the Airport Council International (ACI). FMG is listed in the EU’s transparency register.

A variety of current and planned legislative processes at European and national level affect Munich Airport directly or indirectly. These include regulatory projects, which affect competition between the airlines, competition in the ground handling service, the awarding of take-off and landing rights, the definition of airport charges, the handling of unmanned flying objects (drones) or even the potential abolition of summer time. Bilateral agreements are also highly significant for Munich Airport, for example in relation to granting traffic rights between Germany and non-EU states and not least regulating relationships between Germany and the EU member states and the United Kingdom following BREXIT.