With the opening of a regional office in Singapore, Munich Airport International (MAI) – the international business subsidiary of Munich Airport – is strengthening its commitment to the Asian aviation market. The Asia-Pacific region has always been a key market for MAI. Initial engagements date back to the mid-1990s, when the first international project was managed at Kuala Lumpur’s brand-new capital airport. Various projects followed in India, Thailand, Singapore, Japan and Nepal. The new office in Singapore is another important strategic step for MAI, allowing for closer contact with customers, greater understanding of regional requirements, and a faster, more demand-driven response to market dynamics. Although Asia-Pacific was the last region to lift COVID restrictions, it will remain the fastest developing region in the future in terms of passenger growth and new airport developments.
The new regional office is headed by Simon Lotter, who joined Munich Airport as a consultant in 2011 as part of the ORAT project at Hamad International Airport in Doha. From 2014, Lotter was responsible for the Asia-Pacific market as Regional Sales Director based at the company’s headquarters in Munich. For the Australian-born, it’s almost like coming home, especially since Lotter previously spent several years working in Hong Kong and Singapore before joining Munich Airport.
“Our Singapore office is the next milestone in MAI’s strategic growth in the region and a clear proof of our strong and ongoing commitment to our partners, customers and projects in APAC. This office will receive full support from the MAI headquarters and will embody our strengths and 5-star airport operations expertise at its best,” Lorenzo di Loreto, Managing Director MAI, said.
“I am looking forward to being closer to my customers and projects”, Lotter added. “With our new office in Singapore we are not only present but also ready to build a platform on our combined international and regional experience for further growth in areas of management, consulting, training and, equally relevant, innovation such as advanced air mobility, sustainability, capacity utilisation and passenger experience.”