German airports are becoming safer and safer

Airport tower, about dts
Airport tower, about dts
From the pilots' point of view, German airports are becoming increasingly safer.

This is the result of the so-called “Airport Check 2020” published by the Cockpit Pilots' Association (VC) on Thursday. Leipzig and Munich do the best and each get a school grade of 1,6. At the bottom of the list is Mannheim Airport, which only received a 3,6.

At the same time, there were some important improvements and no serious deteriorations at German airports this year, said VC board member Janis Schmitt. In addition, there are initiatives that are not yet included in the assessment. Bremen and Munich airports, for example, have taken precautions to improve the quality of the runway, and additional measures have been taken at Frankfurt Airport to prevent the runway from crossing unintentionally. A working group of the cockpit pilots' association has been subjecting German airports to an annual security check since 1978.