With a clear sky and a full moon, a Boeing 737-530 (D-ABJD) will take off on Saturday, May 16, 1992 at around 10:55 p.m. - which was christened “Freising” just a week ago, as the last aircraft from Munich Airport -Riem. The Lufthansa pilot Michael Sikora said goodbye beforehand with the words "Bye, bye, it was nice with you in Riem" in the name of his guild at the tower. The last of 165 million passengers who took off and landed here in 52 years and 8 months have left the old Munich-Riem Airport.
Occupied with 165 passengers, the “Freising” flies low and wiggling wings to the applause of hundreds of spectators over the Riem airport in the direction of Berlin. Shortly afterwards, the technical director Prof. Klaus Nitschke wistfully instructs: "Control tower, please switch off approach lights." - the lights at Munich-Riem Airport (MUC I) go out forever.
The Riem Airport officially ends its function as the airport of the Bavarian capital Munich after 52 years and 8 months and officially hands over the identifier MUC-EDDM to the new “Franz Josef Strauss Airport Munich” (MUC II) in Erdinger at around 11:46 pm Moss.
Incidentally, the operating license for the Riem airport did not expire until August 1992. Flughafen München GmbH thus granted a time window in order to be able to buffer any scheduling difficulties.
The Lufthansa Boeing 737-530 “Freising” (D-ABJD / cn: 25309/2122) was taken out of service by Lufthansa in July 2011 after 20 years and transferred to Gary International Airport (Chicago) on 11.08.2011 and there to Midamerican Aerospace, Ltd. transferred for scrapping.