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7Apr
AdobeStock_129822285_webLast minute to the Easter bunny

Last minute to the Easter bunny

Flights from Memmingen still available for Last-minute travellers
Around 90,000 passengers will use Memmingen Airport for a trip during the upcoming Easter holidays. This means that the airport reaches the pre-Corona level of 2019. There are good news for those making a late decision: there are still free seats among the 48 current connections, so that a Last-minute Easter vacation is possible.
Relaxing days at the beach or an interesting city stroll as well as visits to relatives and friends are at the top of the list of wishes for the upcoming Easter vacations. “Many have already booked their trips early”, explains Airport Sales Manager Marcel Schütz. “However, there are still routes available for a Last-minute trip to see the Easter Bunny.” Those who want to visit Master Lamp in Italy can visit Coniglietto di Pasqua, as he is known at our southern neighbors, with flights from Memmingen to Pisa, Pescara or Lamezia Terme. Ryanair still offers free seats for nonstop flights to Bella Italia. With other destinations such as Brindisi, Palermo, Catania and Alghero on the island of Sardinia, Memmingen has a very comprehensive extensive Italy offer. Spain also promises plenty of sun. The new connection to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest invites passengers to discover Galicia and to contemplate on the Jakobs-Weg.
Those who prefer the far north should consider Billund as a travel destination. The largest tourist attraction in the danish city is the internationally famous Legoland amusement park. But also the proximity to the North Sea and the Baltic Sea makes the South Jutland region a popular tourist destination.
An impressive city trip promises Riga, the capital of Latvia. Famous for its art nouveau buildings and the well-preserved old town. It also proves to be an ideal starting point for a round trip through the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Mallorca from May
People who does not want or must travel during the Easter vacations, can choose one of the most popular destinations of the Germans afterwards:
From 3 May it goes non-stop from Memmingen to Mallorca with Eurowings. The trip to the island is possible on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday. Seats are still available. But thanks to Ryanair, flights are also available before then.
With up to 13 flights per week, Mallorca is one of the top destinations this year from Memmingen.

Two hours before departure
Marcel Schütz advises all travelers to plan enough time for departure at the airport. “Two hours should be the minimum.” Because it is still necessary to check the respective entry forms. Travelers should inform themselves in advance about the regulations in their destination country and fill out the necessary documents. It is also a great advantage to book an airport parking space online in advance.

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5Apr
Eurowings_A320_Runway_Action_sFrom May with Eurowings to Mallorca

From May with Eurowings to Mallorca

Memmingen Airport expands services for holidaymakers
The summer vacations are approaching – and with them the popular vacation island of Mallorca.
From May 3, Memmingen Airport will be getting three more Mallorca flights per week – and a new flight partner in Eurowings.

The need to catch up on sun, beach and sea after the strenuous Corona months is huge. Mallorca as a travel destination is at the top of many people’s vacation plans. From Memmingen, there is another nonstop connection to the Balearic island now. The Lufthansa subsidiary Eurowings is offering three new flights a week from Memmingen starting May 3. Ripe for the island is one with Eurowings on Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday.

With a total of 13 Mallorca flights per week, Memmingen Airport now offers an attractive air bridge to the popular vacation island. “We are pleased to strengthen our position as southern Germany’s largest low-cost airport and to be able to further expand with our partner Eurowings“, emphasizes Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid. The booking situation for Mallorca is already very good, and the new offer is sure to quickly meet with great demand. The Mallorca flights can already be booked with Eurowings and at the travel agency.

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22Mar
20220317_Flugziele-Sommer-22_neuSummer starts next Sunday

Summer starts next Sunday

New flight schedule with new destinations and more service for passengers

According to the calendar, spring has only just begun, but at Memmingen Airport, summer already starts next Sunday (27 March). The summer flight schedule, which comes into effect on that day, already urgently requires the purchase of a bikini, swimming trunks and suntan oil. After all, it offers sea, beach and sunshine, four new destinations, a new airline partner and more service for passengers on departure.

Memmingen Airport currently has a total of 54 destinations to offer this summer. The wide-ranging route network extends from Alghero on Sardinia to Zadar on the Croatian Adriatic coast. For friends of the southern way of life, Ryanair presents new delicacies: Pisa and Pescara in Italy and Santiago de Compostela in Spain. As before, many routes lead to well-known holiday destinations around the Mediterranean and beyond. Greece is represented with Thessaloniki and the islands of Rhodes and Crete. While Ryanair flies to Chania on Crete, the airline Corendon offers Heraklion as a destination there. Corendon is also represented this summer with Antalya in Turkey and Hurghada in Egypt. Sicily is also on offer twice. Ryanair flies to Palermo, Wizz Air to Catania. Wizz Air traditionally covers Eastern Europe with numerous routes this summer. Kukes in northern Albania is a new addition.
Among the airline partners that rely on Memmingen Airport, Eurowings is represented for the first time this summer. The airline, which belongs to the Lufthansa Group, will be connecting Memmingen with Mallorca three times a week from May. This means that the airport will have a total of 13 Mallorca flights a week this summer, as Ryanair also flies to the Balearic island, in some cases several times a day. The weekly flight from Memmingen to Calvi on Corsica, which the tour operator Rhomberg will be offering its guests from 29 May, also promises a stone’s throw away from the sun. Globalis, a specialist for guided adventure tours, is back in Memmingen and organising three trips to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey in cooperation with the airline Blue Islands.

New service: Self Bag Drop
“After two pandemic years, despite all the current crises, there is a strong need for holidays and relaxation,” reports Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid. “The airlines have already reacted to this and expanded their offerings.” This summer, Ryanair is significantly increasing the number of flights to Zadar, Brindisi and Girona near Barcelona in Spain. In order to be able to start the holidays carefree, the airport managers have introduced a new service: For all Wizzair and soon also Ryanair passengers who have already checked in online and have a boarding pass, there is now the option of “Self Bag Drop” in the terminal. Here you can simply drop off your luggage and do not have to queue at the check-in counter. This saves time – but in general, passengers should not plan too tightly, especially during the holiday season. “Our check-in counters open at least two hours before departure,” explains Ralf Schmid. For those arriving by car, he has another tip ready: “Book the parking space of your choice online in advance.” Otherwise, it could happen in the high season that the parking space of your choice is already occupied.

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10Mar
AdobeStock_215155638_kleinMore Bella Italia from Memmingen

More Bella Italia from Memmingen

From 28 March: Ryanair launches new routes to Pisa and Pescara

Bella Italia is coming a little closer again. From the end of March, Italy lovers will have two more opportunities to reach the country of their dreams non-stop from Memmingen Airport. Because Ryanair is now adding Pisa and Pescara to its programme.

Despite all odds, many people want to realise their long-delayed holiday dreams this year. “We have been feeling a great demand for flights to the sun for weeks now,” explains airport sales manager Marcel Schütz. Italy is also high on the list of popular holiday destinations. “We are all the more pleased,” says Schütz, “that with Pisa and Pescara we can now offer two more tourist heavyweights.” From 28 March, there will be non-stop flights from Memmingen with Ryanair every Monday and every Friday to the city, which is not only world-famous for its leaning tower. With the Galileo Galilei International Airport two kilometres south of the city centre, it also has the most important airport in central Italy and functions as an ideal starting point for trips through Tuscany, to Florence or to the nearby Ligurian Sea. On the other side of the boot, the port city of Pescara shines with its kilometre-long Adriatic beaches and the Abruzzi in the hinterland, which can be easily explored from here. The Ryanair flight will take off for the first time on 29 March from Memmingen to Pescara and will then operate every Tuesday and every Saturday.

From 27 March again to Sardinia

Sardinia is also a perennial favourite. That’s why Ryanair is reintroducing the connection from Memmingen to Alghero as of 27 March. Twice a week – on Wednesday and Sunday – there will be non-stop flights to the city on the west coast. Sardinia, the second largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily, is expecting many guests to return this summer.
As already reported, Ryanair will be connecting Memmingen Airport with another place of longing from 27 March: Santiago de Compostela, the destination of St James’ pilgrims, will be on the flight schedule for the first time. The capital of Galicia in northwest Spain will be served twice a week (Sunday and Thursday).

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3Mar
Airbus-A320-beim-Start_©-Allgäu-Airport-GmbH-Co.-KG_Fotograf_Tom-EngelMemmingen Airport as a hub for  Ukraine refugees

Memmingen Airport as a hub for Ukraine refugees

Wizz Air offers free flights from Romania

Memmingen Airport is preparing to become a hub for Ukrainian refugees. This is because the airline Wizz Air today held out the prospect of 100,000 free tickets for Ukrainians who want to fly out via neighbouring countries. There are currently seven routes between Romania and Memmingen that could be used in this way.

“We will do our utmost to support the offer of our airline partner to provide 100,000 tickets free of charge to Ukrainian refugees,” explains Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid. Flights from Suceava and Iaşi in particular, with their proximity to the Ukrainian border, are suitable for this. Memmingen Airport could become a hub in southern Germany. On the one hand, refugees can use the seven Romanian routes to Memmingen. On the other hand, the airline also offers special fares for 29.99 euros to those affected who want to travel from Memmingen to another European destination with Wizz Air.

Ukrainian refugees can book these flights at https://wizzair.com/#/rescue, Wizz Air announced. The 100,000 free seats and the special fares will be available throughout March. Travellers must provide their Ukrainian passport or ID card when booking and present it later at check-in. The city of Memmingen has set up a crisis team to support Ukrainian refugees on site. It also coordinates the aid for the Ukrainian twin city of Chernihiv.

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4Feb
AdobeStock_48712740Memmingen Airport with new route to Kukës

Memmingen Airport with new route to Kukës

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.

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11Jan
A310 MedEvac vor TerminalMemmingen Airport close to the one Million

Memmingen Airport close to the one Million

Memmingen Airport was close to reach the mark of one million passengers in the past year: After a Covid-related minus in the previous year, 2021 was marked by consolidation. For 2022 the airport management is in hope to reach the same passenger income on a same level before the pandemic.

After a balance of 690,780 passengers in 2020, Memmingen Airport was able to start climbing again in 2021 and recorded an increase of 42 percent with 980,503 passengers. “Despite all the restrictions, the desire and will to travel was clearly noticeable among our passengers,” explains Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid. The airlines with service to Memmingen did their best to maintain an attractive offer and even expand it with some new destinations, he added. Only recently, the new flight connections from Memmingen to Plovdiv (Bulgaria) and to Lappeenranta in Finland celebrated their premiere. In total 11 new destinations were added.

Last year, the airport helped medical personnel, harvest workers and students to reach their places of work and study. Visiting friends and relatives also continued to play a major role. Rescue flights by the German Armed Forces attracted a great deal of attention. On several occasions, the Airbus A310 MedEvac of the German military landed at Memmingen Airport to take patients from several intensive care units in Bavaria on board and transport them to northern German states for treatment.

The airport has now started the new year with optimism and the hope to match the previous record of around 1.7 million passengers set in 2019. “Furthermore, Corona represents a major challenge, especially with the new virus variant Omikron,” says Ralf Schmid. Nevertheless, the hope is that the situation will calm down in early summer. This year, in the 15th year of civil flight operations in Memmingen, the company is cautiously optimistic that it will be able to continue its climb. “It remains to be seen what impact upcoming Corona waves will have on tourism and air traffic,” emphasizes Ralf Schmid. He adds that Memmingen Airport has further strengthened its position as southern Germany’s leading low-cost airport in recent months and has impressively demonstrated that it is one of the most important air traffic locations in the south of the country, which also plays a significant role for its neighbouring countries Austria and Switzerland.

Its contribution to further growth is also expected to come from last year’s largest construction project. The completed expansion of the baggage hall with arrivals area now offers passengers greater comfort and enables better compliance with hygiene standards. Further expansion and optimization measures on the second floor of the terminal are to follow this year. The new ILS 06 instrument landing system will also be put into operation, and the rainwater retention basin is to be completed. Further work is planned on the apron areas. This year, the company also intends to take a step closer to its declared goal of climate-neutral flight operations. Ralf Schmid: “Our goal is zero! 0 percent CO2 until 2030 by reducing and offsetting CO2 emissions around flight operations.”

In terms of passenger favourability, Sofia came first last year, followed by Skopje and Palma. On March 27, Ryanair will connect Memmingen Airport with Santiago de Compostela for the first time. There will then be two flights a week (Sunday and Thursday) to the northern Spanish city. There are already 53 destinations bookable with 4 airlines from Memmingen for next summer.

Summer flight schedule

Fo serveral times, the Airbus A310 MedEvac of the German Air Force landed at Memmingen Airport to take patients from Bavaria to northern German states for treatment.

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25Oct
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 www.memmingen-airport.de/flugplan.

 

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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25Oct
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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6May
Flughafen Memmingen Corona-Test_kleinMemmingen Airport expands testing-services

Memmingen Airport expands testing-services

Memmingen Airport is expanding its Corona test offering. In addition to the previous free PCR tests, there is now a new antigen rapid test centre as well as further paid test options for international passengers.

For all citizens residing in Germany, the new antigen rapid test centre of the company EcoCare is now open daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. in a tent next to the car park P1 near the terminal. The results of the free tests are sent by e-mail in German within 15 to 20 minutes. Pre-registration is required for the rapid test centre as well as for the PCR test centre, which has been open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight for some time now and is located in a former noise protection hall next to the P1 car park. There, as a special service of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care, PCR testing is available free of charge to all citizens and passengers regardless of their place of residence. The results are usually transmitted within 24 hours. German-language Corona findings from the PCR test centre can be translated into English at Memmingen Airport for a fee – either as an express translation within 60 minutes or within 24 hours.

For the large number of international passengers, another testing service is now also available. “With this, we offer all our passengers and also the citizens from the region a comprehensive and efficient service,” explains Andreas Loritz, Head of Non-Aviation at Memmingen Airport. “Alongside vaccination, testing is the decisive factor that will boost air traffic again,” he emphasises.

The company EcoCare additionally offers PCR tests and antigen and antibody rapid tests at Memmingen Airport for a fee. These tests are also carried out in the antigen rapid test centre. Smear tests are also carried out on children from the age of three. For all of these tests, registration is required at flughafen-memmingen.ecocare.center. For the free PCR tests, the address for registration is form.ecolog-international.com, as before. During the test, the airport car park P1 is available (ten minutes free of charge).

Detailed information about the test offers, the fees and the possibilities to register and make an appointment 

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