On November 3, 1980, construction work began on the new Munich airport in Erdinger Moos.

But just 5 months later, work on the construction of the new Munich airport was stopped for over 4 years. On April 16, 1981, the Bavarian Administrative Court had ordered a construction freeze because the planned space requirement of the new airport was too large and thus repealed the planning approval decision of July 8, 1979.

Only after Flughafen München GmbH submitted a new application for a change to the planning approval decision, which required around 1/3 less space (third runway), could construction work on the new airport be resumed on December 19, 1985.