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Memmingen Airport hit new passenger records

In the first four months of this year, Memmingen Airport breaks its own passenger records with 319,046 passengers.
“This is an absolute record in our almost 10-year history” says Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid. “The annual forecast 2017 remains at 1.1 million passengers and in the current financial year we are optimistic in view of its stability and a balanced operating result. We should be able to liquidate debts of currently 8 million Euros which will decrease the interest rate significantly.”

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Ryanair launches new Memmingen Airport base

The Irish airline Ryanair is stationing an aircraft (an investment of $100m) at Memmingen Airport and serves seven new routes with the start of the winter timetable 2017/18 to the Moroccan Fez, Lviv in Ukraine, Oradea in the west of Romania, Seville in the south of Spain, the Swedish capital Stockholm Skavsta, Thessaloniki in Greece and the Polish capital Warsaw.

The popular connection to Palma de Mallorca will be offered in winter as well. Thus it will be Ryanairs biggest ever Memmingen Airport winter schedule with 17 routes in total which will help deliver 825,000 customers p.a. as Ryanair grows its Memmingen Airport traffic by almost 40 %. Already by now record bookings from and to Memmingen for the coming summer 2017 can be recorded.

Memmingen Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid says: “This strong commitment of Ryanair at Memmingen Airport makes our offer even better. It is also a confirmation of the hard work that our team did over the past 10 years as well as a reward for the courage of our founding partners. Furthermore, it is an important sign of trust towards those in charge at Memmingen Airport and our local politicians. Our partner is expecting a quick development of the airport and trusts the involved political parties that actions will follow their promises and that they will support the planned construction. The increased activity of Ryanair in Memmingen secures double digit growth rates in the next two years and is important for the local tourism industry.”

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New from Memmingen Airport: Fez and Thessaloniki

Ryanair expands its timetable with two more destinations: Fez and Thessaloniki.

Spring has not yet begun, as the next winter timetable at the Memmingen Airport records further news. Recently Warsaw and Seville were added as new destinations and now the airline Ryanair expands its flight network from Memmingen: From the end of October 2017 it goes twice a week to the Moroccan Fez and to Thessaloniki in Greece.

The second largest city in Greece has already been successfully served in 2008 and 2009 from Memmingen. “Since then we had the destination in focus” explains Airport sales manager Marcel Schütz. “The connection is very interesting both for tourists and for Greek families in Germany.” Due to the unstable political situation of Turkey, Greece is experiencing a tourist boom.

Morocco as well was represented in the Memmingen flight timetable 2013 and 2014 with Marrakech. From October 2017 it goes twice a week to Fez, the third largest city with a population of about one million. “Fez is the ideal starting point for individual travelers who want to explore the country”, emphasizes Marcel Schütz.

The two new destinations – as well as all other Ryanair destinations of the winter timetable 2017/18 – will be bookable in the next days. The start of the winter timetable is the 29th of October 2017.

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From October with Ryanair to Seville and to Warsaw

East, as well as Southern Europe: Two new destinations from Memmingen Airport. From October 2017 Ryanair flies three times a week to the Polish capital Warsaw and twice a week to Seville in the South of Spain.
“Poland has long been on our wish list,” emphasizes Memmingen Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid. The new connection to Warsaw Airport Modlin is an important bridge between Southern Germany and the neighbouring country. Holiday-maker, city-traveller, businessmen as well as visiting friends and relatives – the spectrum is immensely large. The Warsaw Airport Modlin is located northwest of the city. The transfer time by bus takes up to 45 minutes to the city center.
With almost 700,000 inhabitants, Sevilla is the fourth largest city of Spain and capital of the autonomous region of Andalusia. “With this route we will round up our offer to the Iberian peninsula and offer the possibility of interesting journeys through Spain and Portugal, “explains Ralf Schmid.
The two new destinations are bookable – as are all the other destinations of the winter flight schedule 2017/18 – from the end of February. Start of the winter flight schedule is 29th of October 2017.

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Balance 2016: Record at the airport Memmingen

996,714 passengers represent a plus of 12.8 percent

With the best result of its corporate history, the Allgäu Airport Memmingen has started its anniversary year. This year, the million-mark is to be cracked.

Before the 10th anniversary of civil aviation at the airport Memmingen will be celebrated in summer, there are already positive news. “We were able to continue our upward trend from the previous year impressively,” explains Allgäu Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid.

Responsible for this development is the expanded flight offer, which is mainly supported by the airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air. But also more and more charter and holiday flights are positive in the balance 2016. The connection Memmingen-Moscow of the Russian airline Pobeda, launched in March, also provided further growth impulses. “Eastern Europe has become an important market for us,” says Schmid, “in which real growth can still be achieved.”

Numerous special flights during the Christmas holiday provided an additional offer of nearly 10,000 seats.

The 31 destinations of the timetable summer 2017 are already bookable.

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From July 2017 with Wizz Air to Varna to the Slatni Pjassazi

The Allgäu Airport Memmingen will be able to offer a new sunshine destination upcoming year. From 22nd of July 2017 Wizz Air flies twice a week, on Tuesday and Saturday afternoons, to Varna on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast.

Tourist center is the so-called “Slatni”, a 3.5 kilometer long coastal section in the middle of the national park of the same name. The seaside resort, 17 kilometers north of the city Varna, is known worldwide.

“With Montenegro last summer and with the Black Sea coast coming year, we are offering new, inexpensive sun destinations,” says Allgäu Airport sales manager Marcel Schütz.
The tourism infrastructure on site has been modernized in recent years. The pleasant climate with a maximum of 27 degrees in summer is ideal.

Tickets are available now from 19.99 Euro at Numerous package deals are also available at well-known tour operators and travel agencies.

Source: Allgäu Airport

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Tenth winter schedule starts with 22 destinations

In its tenth winter schedule Allgäu Airport Memmingen continues to build continuity. In total there are 22 destinations. Compared to previous winter significantly more flights are offered.

So Wizz Air increased its capacity over the previous year by 60 percent. Also Ryanair has once again increased by eight percent. And new this winter is the Moscow connection by the Russian airline Pobeda. “This is the strongest winter schedule we ever had,” says Memmingen Airport CEO Ralf Schmid.

“More and more skiers from Eastern Europe discover Memmingen airport as an ideal hub for a ski holiday in the Alps,” explains CEO Ralf Schmid.

Furthermore, the winter schedule includes classic sun destinations such as Tenerife, Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Palermo in Sicily. Great popularity enjoys the cities of Porto, Dublin and London.

Complete journeys and exciting city trips starting at Memmingen airport can be booked at the travel portal with attractive offers.

Winter schedule 2016/17

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Now with Wizz Air to Georgia

On Friday 23rd of September started Wizz Air its inaugural flight from the Allgäu Airport Memmingen to Kutaisi, its easternmost destination. It takes four hours to reach the second largest city of Georgia.

The crew of the inaugural flight from Memmingen to Kutaisi received from Allgäu Airport Sales Director Marcel Schütz a gingerbread heart, which has already become a tradition.

Wizz Air flies twice a week – Friday and Monday – to the city in western Georgia with about 200.000 residents. As the second largest city of the country and capital of the region Imereti, Kutaisi is considered as the economic, touristic and cultural center of the region.
“On this route, we expect a large proportion of individual tourists, who want to discover a new, upcoming region.” explains Allgäu Airport Sales Director Marcel Schütz.
Germany is one of the most important trading partners of Georgia between Caucasus and the Black Sea Coast. The airport of Kutaisi is around 90 minutes from the Black Sea and 2.5 hours from the Turkish-Georgia border located.
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Now Ryanair is flying to Sofia as well

It is one of the most popular destinations on Memmingen airport: Bulgaria’s capital Sofia. Since Friday, 9th of September 2016, passenger get with this travel request a 100 percent more choice. After all, the Irish airline Ryanair has now included Sofia to their flight network and connects Memmingen twice a week with the Bulgarian metropolis. Wizz Air serves Sofia airport twice a week and will increase the number of its flights to three times a week from 23rd of December and from 1st of January to even four times a week. Thus from the beginning of 2017 at Memmingen airport will be six-Sofia flights per week – Monday (2 flights), Wednesday, Friday (2 flights) and Sunday.
“Business travelers in particular get such a high degree of flexibility” emphasizes Allgäu Airport Sales Director Marcel Schütz. With approximately 1.2 million inhabitants, Sofia is the political, economic and cultural center of the country. The international airport is only ten kilometers away from the town center and guarantees short transfer times. Many southern German companies maintain branches and use the connection already. Even holiday trips and visits to relatives and friends are at the top in the motives of travelers to Sofia.

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15 percent more passengers in the first half of 2016

With an increase of 15 percent in passengers of Memmingen airport results a very positive balance of the first half of 2016.

For the whole year 2016 Memmingen airport expects a total of 950,000 passengers. “The climb continues” says Airport Manager Ralf Schmid about the positive development of the first half with a total of 437,785 passengers. Last year there were 383,733, which represent an increase by 15 percent.

In addition to the top customers Ryanair and Wizz Air also ranked at the Allgäu Airport Pobeda, Austrian Airlines and Fly Niki on the next places. The most popular destination is still London, followed by Porto and Dublin. In fourth place comes Skopje, then already Moscow. The new Moscow connection was successfully launched on March 3rd by the Russian airline Pobeda.
There has also been increased aircraft utilization. They increased by another four percentage points from last 78 to now 82 percent. The day with the highest number of passengers was the 17th of May, when at the beginning of Pentecost 3,900 passengers were recorded. On April 21st there was the record of these movements: A total of 130 times launched or landed a plane at the Memmingen airport.

By the end of the year, the airport expects a total of 950,000 passengers who have chosen Memmingen airport as their airport.

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