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Departing Traffic


After your initial call the Delivery controller will give you the enroute and start-up clearance, including the SID, squawk and initial climb (at Munich always FL070). Each SID designator refers to exactly one runway, as depicted on the charts. If you are unable to follow a SID, inform the controller and expect vectors for your departure. Listen carefully to Delivery for the Apron frequency you need to use next.

Departure Runway: Usually departures to the north can expect the northern runway while departures to the south will depart out of the southern runway. You can find a list with the first waypoints for each runway below. Cargo traffic parking at the cargo apron can always expect the southern runway for departure.

Northern Runway (08L / 26R): AKINI, ANKER, EVIVA, GIVMI, INPUD, MIQ, RIDAR (08L)


NOTE: The Controller may change your planned departure route due to operational reasons (e.g. LVO operations).

Datalink: Enroute Clearance is also available via Datalink (PDC/DCL via Hoppie ACARS System), you need to call Delivery for startup thereafter! Especially during events this procedure is prefered for the enroute clearance. If you don't have an aircraft with integrated CPDLC/PDC function you can use the external software easyCPDLC.

VFR Traffic has to contact Delivery for departure information!


Pushback: You always have to call Apron for pushback as the startup clearance does not include the pushback! You might not find the frequency issued by Delivery online, just tune it in and call when ready for push (do not rely on the controller login).

Pushback procedures at Munich might be special for pilots. Apron can do a lot to increase the efficiency at the ground. Colored lines (blue and orange) are used most of the time when available for medium aircraft. It's also possible to get pushed facing away from your departure runway (e.g. facing south for runway 26R), you can expect a U-Turn for taxi. Sometimes facing northwest, southeast, etc. is issued, meaning exactly the direction - 45° to the taxiline, enablling multiple pushbacks at the same time next to each other.

Always report if you are unable to comply with the instruction or if you are unsure what to do!

Taxi: Your taxi routing towards the departure runway always consists out of two parts. The first taxiinstruction will lead you to the so called entries (e.g. N3, N4). You have to hold at the entry if you will not get any further instruction. Further taxi will be with Ground after a frequency change.

ATC: DLH123 taxi to entry N4 via W2 and D1.


„München Ground” will guide you from the entries to the runway. The controller might ask you if you are able for an intersection departure. if not, you can always ask the controller to shorten the taxi time.

Handoff to Tower: Ground can tell you to contact Tower as usual or to "standby for Tower on ...". In the second case you do not have to contact Tower, just tune to the frequency and listen closely - Tower will call you when it’s your turn.


As stated in the charts remain on the Tower frequency until further advised.


As stated on the charts the initial climb altitude out of Munich is FL70, with a transition altitude of 5000 feet.