In 2018 Munich Airport counted over 46 million air travelers, confirming its place among Germany’s leading aviation hubs. But the airport doesn’t only excel in terms of passenger volumes: In the 2017 World Airports Awards hosted by the London-based Skytrax consultancy, Munich Airport’s Terminal 2 was voted the world’s best such facility. Travelers were impressed by its recreation areas and especially by the wide range of activities available for pleasantly passing the time. For example, passengers can take advantage of diverse shopping opportunities or relax in comfortable cafés and restaurants in the satellite terminal―or even go on spectacular virtual voyages without leaving the building.
The virtual reality arcade created especially for this purpose was Munich Airport’s response to the growing popularity of virtual reality (VR) experiences. A survey carried out by Statista revealed that more than 50% of respondents would like to immerse themselves in another world, 28% are interested in trying out something completely new, and 24% want to experience the intensity of VR-enhanced games. All of this is now possible in the Terminal 2 satellite. Simply put on a VR headset with integrated headphones, and you’re good to go. The many possibilities include battling robots, zombies or dragons, engaging in a virtual snowball fight with penguins, or testing your dancing skills. Up to four players can enjoy a virtual experience in a dedicated 25-square-meter area opposite Gate K 13.
To maximize guests’ playing enjoyment from start to finish, the company that operates Terminal 2 now offers them easy ways to pay, powered by Wirecard. For example, they can quickly and easily pay for a virtual excursion while eliminating unnecessary waits.