Kukës is the newest destination at Memmingen Airport. From 4th of June, Wizz Air will be connecting the Allgäu region with the city in northern Albania. This means that southern Germany’s largest low-cost airport now has two flight connections to Albania in addition to the route to the capital Tirana.
In recent years, two Albanian companies have invested in the expansion of Zayed-North Wings Kukës International Airport, which now has a modern terminal and an enlarged runway. The town of 17,000 inhabitants, which lies on the edge of a reservoir in which the original settlement sank, is considered a transport hub between Kosovo in the north and the capital Tirana in the south. From 4th of June, Wizz Air will connect Kukës with Memmingen twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday). “Since we already have routes to Tirana and Pristina, this new route complements our offer for this region in a meaningful way,” explains airport sales manager Marcel Schütz. Experts estimate the catchment area of Kukës airport at around 1.3 million people. The majority of passengers will probably come from Kosovo, which is about 20 minutes away.