At a celebration yesterday, Munich Airport and Lufthansa, along with their joint subsidiary, the Terminal 2 Operating Company, gathered 150 guests to mark the upcoming 10th anniversary of the launch of operations of the terminal building. Terminal 2 – jointly planned, financed and operated by FMG and Lufthansa – was officially opened on June 29, 2003. In the 10 years since then, a total of 225 million travelers have used it. On hand to address the gathering on the visitor's terrace atop the terminal were Dr. Markus Söder, the Bavarian minister of finance who also serves as the chairman of the FMG Supervisory Board, Dr. Michael Kerkloh, the president and CEO of FMG, Thomas Klühr, the Lufthansa Executive Board member in charge of Munich Passenger Operations and Helmut Schmid of Munich City Council. All of the speakers stressed the enormous influence of Terminal 2 on shaping Munich Airport.