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Crete_Irakleio_Matala beach03_photo Y SkoulasWith TUI to Crete

With TUI to Crete

Good news for all who are already planning their next Pentecost holidays: The travel company TUI is opening a new direct connection from Memmingen to Crete, the Greek sun and vacation island. Now numerous attractive travel packages are bookable.

Starting from 30 May it goes each Tuesday and starting from 8 June additionally each Thursday with the airline Aegean Airlines nonstop to Heraklion. The travel packages can already be booked directly with TUI or at one of the affiliated travel agencies.

“The fact that one of the largest travel company’s has once again chosen Memmingen Airport shows us that the signs for the coming year continue to point to growth,” emphasizes Airport Sales Manager Marcel Schütz. The current summer flight schedule for 2023 also offers numerous other sunny destinations, with attractive new additions such as Naples, Malta, Valencia and Corfu.

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Griechenland_KorfuFour new sun destinations from Memmingen Airport

Four new sun destinations from Memmingen Airport

The current winter flight schedule barely became effective, as for summer Memmingen Airport is already sending out first positive signals. The tendency is clear and calls even more swimsuit and bikini. Because of the new routes to Malta, Naples, Valencia and Corfu, Ryanair is going on a sun offensive. Also new from Memmingen next year is Krakow, Poland.

The outlook for the 2023 summer flight schedule is literally sunny. The new route from Memmingen to Naples from March 26 is an attractive addition. “This will make us even more attractive for vacationers to Italy,” emphasizes Airport Sales Manager Marcel Schütz. This is because the popular vacation destination can be reached from Memmingen on numerous routes. Twice a week, there are non-stop flights to Italy’s third-largest city. One day later, on March 27, the route from Memmingen to Malta is starting. The sunny island in the Mediterranean Sea is becoming increasingly popular for German vacationers. Twice a week Ryanair connects Malta International Airport with Memmingen. Back on the flight schedule is Valencia, Spain, which will be served by flights from Memmingen on Mondays and Thursdays from March 27. Every Friday, starting March 31, there will be a nonstop flight to Corfu, one of the greenest islands in Greece.

The new destination Krakow is also ideal for a city trip. Poland’s second largest city has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1978, and since 2013 it has held the title of UNESCO City of Literature. In 2000 Krakow was the European Capital of Culture. From March 28 Ryanair flies twice a week to the neighboring country. “With this new route,” says Marcel Schütz, “we are also creating an air bridge for all those who want to visit friends and relatives in both countries, as well as for exciting city trips.”

All flights are already bookable.

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FMM Vorfeld 1 mit GepäckhalleWith a new record into the winter season

With a new record into the winter season

Memmingen Airport is starting the new winter season with a record, which begins with the flight schedule change at the end of October 2021. Because never before in the history of southern Germany’s largest low-cost airport have there been so many destinations during the cold season. A total of 44 flight connections are available.

The list, which ranges from A for Amman to Z for Zagreb, has been growning in recent weeks. “It´s the beginning of a new era after Corona”, says Managing Director Ralf Schmid and sums up the general mood among passengers and airlines. “In the last few weeks we already felt that there was a lot of catching up to do in terms of travel, which we can counter with an attractive offer this winter.”

Ryanair is starting the winter with six premieres, including Billund in Denmark, Lappeenranta in Finland and the Latvian capital Riga to the flight schedule. With Paphos on Cyprus, Lamezia Terme in Calabria and Gran Canaria, the airline is making new, sunny offers for those who want to escape grim weather and blowing snow. With Tenerife, which is also on Ryanair’s flight schedule, and Fuerteventura, which will be newly served by the airline Corendon, all three Canary Islands can now be reached non-stop from Memmingen. The Egyptian city of Hurghada, which Corendon serves from Memmingen, also promises plenty of sun.


New to Plovdiv

Memmingen Airport has added another destination to its traditionally excellent Eastern European offer: On November 9th, Wizz Air will launch a new flight connection from Memmingen to Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria and the location of numerous branches of German companies. After a break due to Corona, the airline Pobeda has also resumed its flights from Memmingen to Moscow.


More comfort

“With this record number of travel destinations, we are once again a very attractive hub for passengers from all over Europe this winter,” explains Managing Director Ralf Schmid. Here, seaside vacationers from southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland meet ski tourists from Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Ukraine and Russia, who travel via Memmingen to the winter sports resorts of the Allgäu, Upper Bavaria and the neighboring Alpine regions. Added to this is the large number of relatives, friends and commuters who will make intensive use of Memmingen Airport, especially over the Christmas holidays. There, they can expect a bit more comfort. This is because the new baggage hall with arrival area makes flying to Memmingen even more attractive.


Those who want to plan for the long term can do this too. Numerous destinations in the summer flight schedule, which comes into effect on March 27, 2022, can already be booked.

An overview of all flight destinations can be found at


Fit for winter: The new baggage hall with arrival area (on the right in the picture) makes flying to and from Memmingen even more attractive.

picture: Memmingen Airport/Maximilian Mair

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20211005_Eröffnung GepäckhalleOpening of the new baggage hall with arrival area

Opening of the new baggage hall with arrival area

Further towards the future

With the opening of the new baggage hall with arrival area, Memmingen Airport took an important step towards the future. At the opening event, Bavaria’s Transport Minister Kerstin Schreyer praised the commitment of southern Germany’s largest low-cost airport.

“It is quite impressive how successfully Allgäu Airport Memmingen has developed since the start of passenger flight operations in 2007. The airport established itself from the start,” explained Kerstin Schreyer, who was the guest of honor at the opening event.

“With the inauguration of the new hall with baggage handling and arrival area, the airport is making an important contribution to greater comfort, safety and security for its passengers. In my view, this is the right approach to make mobility attractive and sustainable. The Free State was happy to support this investment.”

Although the Corona pandemic last year also left its mark on Memmingen Airport, the signs here point to continued growth in the long term. “The summer holidays in particular have shown us,” explained Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid, “that the desire to travel and meet people remains unbroken.”

It was therefore necessary to adapt the infrastructure to the increasing number of passengers. The increased capacities at baggage control and reclaim as well as at the immigration checkpoints will reduce waiting times in the future. In addition, passengers will find it easier to keep the necessary distance in a larger area. A new hall with a floor space of around 2,300 square meters, which can handle up to 2,000 passengers per hour, was built in a 19-month construction period.

It is part of an extensive modernization project, the starting signal for which was given exactly three years ago when Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder broke ground on October 5, 2018. The airport has invested around three million euros in the new building, as well as in new baggage handling systems and the necessary control technology. The Free State of Bavaria has funded these investments with around 70 percent. In future, passengers from non-Schengen countries can be checked at five entry checkpoints on ten lines. The new baggage hall with arrivals area is already equipped for further growth. This is because additional traffic areas for passengers can be created on a second floor that has already been prepared.

Founding shareholder Gerhard Pfeifer also praised the new building as an important step into the future. Pfeifer recently took over as chairman of the Supervisory Board of Flughafen Memmingen GmbH. The Günzburg District Administrator Dr. Hans Reichhart was elected as his deputy.

Ready to go: Bavaria`s Transport Minister Kerstin Schreyer opened the new terminal at Memmingen Airport.

picture: Memmingen Airport

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Wizz Air A321NEO am Flughafen Memmingen, Foto Maximilian MairCorona cloudes the balance sheet in 2020 of Memmingen Airport

Corona cloudes the balance sheet in 2020 of Memmingen Airport

But the Allgäu Airport certainly is optimistic

Nobody expected that a year ago: After record values ​​in 2019, Memmingen Airport will have seen a significant decrease in passengers and movements in 2020 due to the corona pandemic. In a nationwide comparison, however, Allgäu Airport was hit far less hard than other airports. One looks to the future with cautious optimism and anticipates a possible start of vacation traffic on Whitsun.The 2019 financial year report showed an increase of 15.4 percent in passenger numbers; Over 1.7 million passengers landed or took off at Memmingen Airport. In the 2020 balance sheet only 690,780 passengers are documented. “Corona has more than halved the number of our passengers”, states Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid. The decline in flight movements was significantly lower and was down 25 percent to 17,436 (previous year 23,345).”If you compare our figures with those of other German airports, we got away with it with a black eye,” Schmid sums up. Because on average for all airports, Memmingen recorded the second-smallest decrease in passengers in Germany with minus 60 percent.

“2020 was a year full of challenges,” says Ralf Schmid. “We experienced an ascent and descent with numerous surprises.” A good start was followed in April by a four-week stop on all scheduled and charter flights. In particular, the connections to Eastern Europe and the activities of the airline Wizz Air then ensured continuous operation. “To this day, we are an important airlift for carers, nurses and harvest workers between Eastern Europe and Southern Germany,” explains Schmid. The airport had fulfilled its operational obligations at all times and was open for ambulance, military and police flights as well as for so-called official traffic. 98 people could be transported in medical emergencies. The most spectacular mission was the landing of an Airbus A310. This flying intensive care unit of the Bundeswehr brought seriously injured Ukrainian soldiers to the Bundeswehr hospital in Ulm for further treatment.

The crisis, which has not yet ended, has not yet had any existential impact on the airport company. Of course, in coordination with the employees and the supervisory board, they reacted quickly and applied for short-time work for Flughafen Memmingen GmbH and the subsidiary ALLgate GmbH, which together employ around 160 people. Where possible planned investments have been postponed.

Visits to relatives and friends as well as flights to work or study locations would probably be the first to attract attention again, then vacation trips – maybe already at Whitsun – would pick up again. “Ultimately,” says Schmid, “everything depends on the further infection process and the vaccinations.”

Sofia at the top

Last year, Sofia came first in the favor of passengers, followed by Sibiu, Timisoara, Varna and Kiev. New destinations have also been added to the flight plan like Bacau in northeastern Romania and Catania in Sicily. Larnaca in Cyprus, Heraklion in Crete and Rhodes also celebrated premieres. A total of 59 destinations from Memmingen were flown to by 17 airlines in scheduled and charter traffic last year. There is already a new addition for this year 2021: From the end of May the Ukrainian charter and low-cost airline SkyUp will connect Memmingen with Kiev.

New to the supervisory board

At the turn of the year there were also changes in the Supervisory Board of Flughafen Memmingen GmbH. Michael Schilling, who has represented the founding partner Dachser since the first days of the airport, was followed by Stephan Hohm. The new Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board is now Dr. Albert Schultz, who represents the founding partner Magnet Schultz Memmingen. New to the board is the Günzburg District Administrator Dr. Hans Reichart, as the former Bavarian Minister of Transport, is a proven expert in matters of transport policy.

In particular, the connections to Eastern Europe and the activities of the airline Wizz Air ensured continuous operation at Memmingen Airport.

Image: In particular, the connections to Eastern Europe and the activities of the airline Wizz Air ensured continuous operation at Memmingen Airport.

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Start of the winter flight schedule

Memmingen Airport starts the winter season with 29 destinations on Sunday, October 25th. The winter flight schedule offers two new routes, but also has to accept reductions in its offer.

Wizz Air will start its new connections from Memmingen to Catania in Sicily and to Bacau in Northeast Romania. The city is the economic center of the Moldova region and the sixth Romanian destination that can be reached non-stop from Memmingen. As well, there are many classics such as London, Porto, Malaga or Tenerife and Larnaca on Cyprus. The Russian airline Pobeda is also planning to reopen the Memmingen-Moscow connection once a week. Dublin, Tel Aviv, Amman, Faro, Marrakech as well as Kutaisi, Banja Luka, Lviv and Ohrid are suspended for the time being.

After Ryanair announced that it would only serve 40 percent of the previous year’s offer this winter, the quota in Memmingen is much more positive with almost 50 percent. Nevertheless, the newly planned routes to Gyumri in Armenia and Lappeenranta in Finland will not be included in the route network for the time being. Wizz Air plans to operate 80 percent of the flights from the previous winter. The designation of further risk areas and the current pandemic development can lead to changes at short notice.

The implementation of extensive hygiene measures is now routine, both at the airport and on board of the aircraft. Due to modern filter systems in the aircraft, the risk of infection is generally considered to be very low. In addition, the airlines pay close attention to compliance with the regulations by passengers and crews. Travel planning is made easier by the website, which provides constant information on current travel restrictions.

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AdobeStock_259641755_sWizz Air with new route to Catania

Wizz Air with new route to Catania

Sicily wants to be discovered. Experts agree that the largest island in the Mediterranean offers far more than sun, sand and temples. From the end of October Wizz Air will be offering twice a week flights from Memmingen to Catania on the east coast. Memmingen Airport thus expands its existing range of services in Sicily.

The island, which is over 25,000 square kilometers in size, has been on the Memmingen flight plan for a long time. Ryanair flies to the capital Palermo twice a week. “The new route to Catania is the ideal addition to the existing program,” explains Airport Sales Manager Marcel Schütz. “Exciting round trips between Palermo in the northwest and Catania are easily possible.” Especially the southeast of the island with the highlight Syracuse fascinates with its breathtaking landscape and very beautiful cities.

At Memmingen Airport, attention is also being paid to the fact that the airline Wizz Air, which until now was the largest low-cost provider in Eastern Europe primarily served destinations in this region, is now adding a connection in Western Europe. “That shows what potential Wizz Air sees in Memmingen and that the potential of the location has not yet been exhausted,” explains Marcel Schütz. The new connection, which was offered by TUIfly years ago and has been on the wish lists of many Memmingen passengers since then, also extends the offer for those who want to visit friends and relatives in both countries.

From October 28th, Wizz Air will be flying from Memmingen to Catania on Wednesdays and Sundays. Ryanair’s Palermo flights operate on Thursday and Sunday. Tickets to Catania can already be booked online at

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Flughafen Memmingen Campus Suite, Fotograf Stefan GruberGastro offensive at Memmingen Airport

Gastro offensive at Memmingen Airport

Premiere at Allgäu Airport! For the first time at an airport, a completely new gastronomy concept was launched in the terminal: The innovative Campus Suite offers passengers and visitors healthy and fresh cuisine.
Corona time was construction time at the airport. During the lockdown, particular investments were made in the gastronomic offer: the centerpiece is the new Campus Suite, which was created in place of the well-known Coffee Fellows Bar in the public area of the terminal. The new concept is based on sustainable and healthy cuisine with regional suppliers. The product range extends from freshly squeezed juices made from untreated fruit and vegetables to coffee and tea specialties to soups, pasta and sandwiches.
The design of the suite is also new. “The monotonous rigor of large fast food chains is alien to us,” emphasizes the managing director and founder of the Campus Suite Frank Stebisch. “Instead, we let our environment inspire us when it comes to interior design and blend in organically with the environment. That’s why no two campus suites are alike.” The concept was developed at the University of Kiel in 2004 with now 34 locations, especially in northern Germany.

New built as well is the snack bar Gate34 outside the airport for a quick snack before and after the flight. The popular beer garden with a view of the apron and the planes is still open during the summer months when the weather is good.
For those who do not want to stay at home, a new Rental Car and Travel Agency Center offers more convenience. It opened its doors in May on parking lot P1 directly opposite the terminal and enables relaxed travel advice and booking. Generously designed counters pave the way for arriving passengers to their pre-booked rental car even faster. The newly created Coffee Fellows Express Bar with comfortable seating takes care of the physical well-being in the Center.
“With all these innovations, we have further improved the comfort at the airport,” emphasizes Non-Aviation Director Andreas Loritz. “After all, the passenger, his companion and all other visitors should feel comfortable with us from the first minute.”

12.08.2020 | Memmingen Airport

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From Memmingen airport to Tirana and Ohrid

The route network in Eastern Europe from Memmingen Airport grows. Starting this summer the airline Wizz Air offers Ohrid in Macedonia and from September the Albanian capital Tirana.

“Both new routes again offer a mix of tourist and economic travel motifs,” explains airport sales manager Marcel Schütz. “And as on all our routes to Eastern Europe, these too are heavily used for visits to friends and relatives in both directions.”

Tickets can already be booked.

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Bavaria’s prime minister Söder starts the airport expansion

Ground-breaking ceremony: For the expansion of Memmingen Airport, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder himself to the shovel.

Together with other guests of honor, he symbolically launched the expansion on Friday, 5th of October, to make Bavaria’s third commercial airport fit for the future. The Prime Minister emphasized: “The Allgäu Airport Memmingen is developing excellently, strengthening the economic and tourism area of Swabia and is a constant in Germany’s air traffic. A true success story of white-blue structural policy!”

At the center of the planned expansion are the renovation and extension (from 30m to 45m) of the runway, which is carried out by the Memminger company Kutter. In addition there are the replacement of the airport lights, the optimization of the instrument landing system and an expansion of the luggage hall. Work on the rehabilitation and extension of the runway will begin in spring of 2019. All work will be completed in 2020.

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