Memmingen Airport News
Press Info, 01.06.2022
Memmingen Airport leaves Corona far behind
More passengers at Whitsun than before the pandemic
Memmingen Airport has put the issue of Corona behind it for the time being. This is evidenced by the expected passenger figures for the upcoming Whitsun vacations. According to the figures, around 100,000 passengers will travel to and from Memmingen during the two vacation weeks, significantly exceeding the figures for the (pre-Corona) year 2019.
“This means we have reached and exceeded pre-crisis levels faster than any other airport in Bavaria and southern Germany,” explains Airport Sales Manager Marcel Schütz. “Our position as the leading low-cost airport in southern Germany has thus been consolidated.” Full house at Whitsun corresponds to around 570 aircraft movements and up to 18 departures per day at Memmingen during the two vacation weeks. Before Corona, they recorded 91,000 passengers and 542 aircraft movements during the same period in 2019. In the previous year, only around 32,000 passengers landed and took off due to the pandemic.
In demand during the Whitsun vacations are all warm-water destinations around the Mediterranean, but also European metropolises such as London and Barcelona, as well as insider tips such as Riga, Pisa and Billund. Destinations in Eastern Europe are in high demand for visits to relatives and friends as well as for vacation trips. Here, a premiere will be celebrated next Friday: the new connection to Kukës in northern Albania will begin operations and will be served twice a week by Wizz Air in the future. Currently, five airlines are serving Memmingen passengers: Ryanair and Wizz Air have the most destinations. They are joined by Eurowings, Corendon and Avanti.
Due to the good booking situation, airport officials advise passengers to plan enough time for their departure at the airport. In addition, travelers should inform themselves in advance about the regulations in their country of destination and fill out any documents that may still be required. It is also advisable to book a parking space at the airport online in advance.