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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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AdobeStock_126802364_sFrom October on again new destination in Romania

From October on again new destination in Romania

Romania continues to be one of the top destinations on the flight schedule of Memmingen Airport. A new route will be added at the end of October: The airline Wizz Air will then connect Memmingen with Bacău twice a week.

The 145,000-inhabitant city in northeastern Romania, the economic center of the Moldova region, is served on Tuesday and Saturday. Start is October 31st. Tickets from € 24.99 can already be booked. “Especially in times of the Corona crisis, we were able to maintain an important airlift between Romania and southern Germany,” emphasizes Airport Sales Manager Marcel Schütz. Urgent nursing staff and harvest workers were able to get to their workplaces and home quickly and safely. In the course of this week all previous Romanian destinations (Cluj-Napoca, Sibiu, Timisoara, Tirgu Mures and Suceava) will be flown to again. With Bacău, six destinations in Romania will be available at the start of the winter flight schedule.

16.06.2020 | Memmingen Airport

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Memmingen Airport Terminal, photographer: Stefan GruberCorona slows down air traffic

Corona slows down air traffic

The worldwide corona crisis does not leave Memmingen airport untouched. Air traffic are initially restricted, short-time working has been requested. However, there is confidence that the turbulence can be mastered.  

After more and more countries introduced entry stops, airlines flying to Memmingen also were prompted to temporarily suspend flights. „We are currently offering a restricted flight schedule to enable passengers, in particular, to travel to their home countries, “says CEO Ralf Schmid. The situation is changing constantly. Over 50 destinations were planned so far. „Which of these can be realized and how”, says Schmid, “depends on the current development around the topic of corona. In any case, the airlines would reduce their capacities and the tour operators their programs in the next two months. Passengers who have booked flights or travel in the coming days and weeks are advised to check with the airline or tour operator about the current status. Information about entry controls and entry stops can be obtained from the State Department or the embassy of the country concerned.

Paper waste is also the forecast for the current business year, for which just a few weeks ago, almost two million passengers were expected at Memmingen Airport. However, the current crisis has no existential effects on the company. “Flughafen Memmingen GmbH is currently well positioned financially,” emphasizes Ralf Schmid, “in order to be able to cope with such an exceptional situation for some time.” Of course, in coordination with the works council and the supervisory board, the company reacted quickly and for Flughafen Memmingen GmbH and the subsidiary ALLgate GmbH, which together employ around 160 people, applied for short-time work. Planned investments are being put to the test, and the postponement of individual construction measures is being discussed. “But we are confident,” says Schmid, “that we will be able to survive this difficult situation for our entire society in the long term without damage.”

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Allgäu Airport D Vorfeld Anstehen Passagiere Flugzeug 4Memmingen Airport leaves other airports behind

Memmingen Airport leaves other airports behind

Thanks to above-average growth in 14th place

Memmingen Airport is one of the rising airport among the German airports. After a successful year, in which a new record number was reported, Bavaria’s third traffic airport climbed from the 17th to the 14th place in the national ranking.

During the last year the general trend between the 25th international acting airports in Germany with an average rise of passengers of 1.5 percent was restrained. However, Memmingen Airport caused a sensation with 1,722,764 passengers and an increase of 15.4 percent in comparison to the previous year. Only Dortmund could bring a bigger growth in this time. The tailwind in the number of passengers also led to an advance in the German ranking. “In 12 years from zero to fourteen is a very strong performance that the whole team can be very proud of”, emphasized Airport CEO Ralf Schmid. “With over 50 destinations in Europe, Asia and North Africa the airport offers attractive travel opportunities in many directions. In the ranking, the Allgäu Airport leaves known airports as Dresden, Frankfurt Hahn, Karlsruhe, Munster Osnabruck and Weeze behind.

“Of course we can’t always count on these rising numbers”, explained Ralf Schmid. “2020 won’t be an easy year”. On the one hand, the increase of the air traffic tax for airlines causes rising costs in Germany und lower growth compared to the other countries in Europe. On the other hand, the problem with the Boeing 737 Max, which mainly affected the airline Ryanair, also slow down further development. “Based on today’s knowledge we are heading towards the two million mark”, added the Airport CEO. However, it is still uncertain whether the mark will be reachable or even overcome. In order to be prepared for further growth, we are working constantly on the improvement of the infrastructure. This also includes the soon expansion of the baggage area and the further expansion of the instrument landing system.

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Wizz-Air-VorfeldNew passenger record in 2019

New passenger record in 2019

From Memmingen to Amman and Lisbon for the first time

The forecast was ambitious – and still wrong. Memmingen Airport clearly exceeded their own self-imposed goal of 1,65 million passengers in the past year. Because in the past year, Memmingen Airport clearly exceeded its self-imposed goal of 1.65 million passengers. Despite the two-week complete closure in September, the airport recorded 1.72 million passengers, an increase of 15.4 percent compared to the previous year. This year they want to approach the two million mark.

One record followed the other: while those responsible counted a total of 1.492.553 passengers in the 2018 financial year, 1,722,764 passengers flew to and from Memmingen in the past twelve months. This corresponds to an increase of 15.4 percent over the previous year. Even though the airport was closed for two weeks in the second half of September due to the widening of its runway. “The year 2019 was a special challenge “, Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid sums up. “More pleasant is the positive result which impressively shows the position that Memmingen Airport has now taken on in the region.” It has long been an indispensable part of the transport infrastructure. Eight airlines offered a total of 52 destinations in Europe, Asia and North Africa in the last year. Schmid especially compliments the airport team, who coped with the steady growth excellently and also handled the challenge of the renovation brilliantly. Schmid: “This success is your success! “

Those responsible do not want to rest on the laurels collected so far. They are targeting the two million mark for passengers for the current fiscal year 2020. “In order to achieve the goal, we have to make ourselves fit for growth “, explains Schmid. This also includes the extension of the baggage hall which is about to begin and the further expansion of the instrument landing system. “Demand is still there for airlines and passengers “, emphasizes the CEO. There are currently 55 destinations on the flight schedule this year. New is Gyumri in Armenia. The city near the Turkish border will be served by airline Ryanair twice a week from Memmingen on March 30. Connections to Rhodes and Heraklion on Crete with the airline Corendon are also new.

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AmmanTwo premiers in three days

Two premiers in three days

From Memmingen to Amman and Lisbon for the first time

What many theatres can’t handle, Memmingen Airport can: two premiers in only three days. And both are sold out! For the first time this morning the Ryanair flight to Amman departed. Last Sunday it was show time for the first flight to Lisbon.

With the Ryanair flight FR 6802 a new country increases the still growing map of destinations from Memmingen. From now on the capital of Jordan will be operated twice a week – on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Passengers on the four hours non-stop flight to Amman, mostly from the South of Germany, are going to visit Petra, a city in the south, build from red cliffs, as well as the desert Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea. “Jordan enlarges our offers for a touristic and culturist destination and fits perfectly to our two weekly flights to Tel Aviv in this region”, explains Aviation Director, Marcel Schütz.

For holiday makers, business travelers, as well as visitors of friends and family members, the second premier destination is from the same interest: the Portuguese capital Lisbon, which is reachable since Sunday twice a week from Memmingen. After Porto and Faro, Lisbon is the third city in Portugal operated from the Memmingen Airport. “With now five destinations on the Iberian Peninsula”, so Marcel Schütz, “we are offering a compact program, which opens up interesting combinations to travel.” This Friday (1st of November) the destination Hurghada in Egypt celebrates its winter premier. Therefore, flights are operating once a week from Memmingen to the holiday center at the Red Sea during the whole year.

A further new first flight is already established: From the 30th March next year, Ryanair flies twice a week from Memmingen to the Caucasus State Armenia. Gyumri located close to the Turkish border, with 130.000 habitants is the second biggest city in the country and the newest member on a long list of destinations reachable from Memmingen Airport.

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Skifans and Beach enthusiasts love Memmingen

Memmingen Airport starts its winter timetable with a colorful mix and new destinations in Jordan and Portugal

The new cure against depression in fall and the cold winter offers Memmingen Airport with its new winter timetable, which will be effective from Sunday, 27 October 2019. For the first time during the cold season, sunny destinations like Jordan and Egypt are on the schedule. Furthermore the Portuguese capital Lisbon, which promises mild temperatures, will be operated from 31 October 2019 twice a week.

The route network from Memmingen increases continuous over the borders of Europe. With Amman, the capital of Jordan, which Ryanair operates twice a week, another interesting destination is added. After Faro and Porto, Lisbon is the third direct connection to Portugal. ”Together with our Spanish destinations the route network on the Iberian Peninsula is getting more attractive and gives opportunities for individual travel combinations”, explains Aviation Director Marcel Schütz.

Sun, beach and blue sky promises the destination Hurghada in Egypt. Nonstop flights are operated from 1 November 2019 by travel organization FTI.

Thousands of English winter tourists are going to use Memmingen Airport as an important hub for their skiing vacation in the mountains. Every Saturday planes from the Airline TUI Airways (UK) are coming from London Gatwick and Bristol on behalf of Crystal Ski Holidays to land and depart on the highest airport in Germany. Also the amount of ski tourists from Moscow, Kiev, London and Dublin are traditionally high.

As usual some summer destinations are taking a break in winter.  On long term we had to say goodbye to two destinations: Ryanair will no longer operate Warsaw and Fes from Memmingen anymore. “This has also something to do with the limited capacity from Ryanair”, explains Marcel Schütz. “Therefore Lisbon and Amman will stay during the summer.” The Airline, traditionally a customer from Boeing, is also affected of the turbulences around the B737 MAX and can’t expand their fleet.

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AdobeStock_288472263_kleinFrom March on to Armenia

From March on to Armenia

Ryanair connects Memmingen with Gyumri

Memmingen Airport honors the name as an East-Europe expert. From the end of March 2020, a new destination of this region is added: Gyumri in Armenia.

The city near the Turkish border, with a population of 130.000, the second biggest in the country, is going to be operated with Ryanair from Memmingen 2 times a week on Monday and Friday. The launch begins on the 30 of March 2020. The state in the Caucasus is located in the mountains between Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey. The international airport Shirak is located five kilometers away from the city center. Armenia is home to some UNESCO World Heritage sites like the monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin, the archaeological site of Zvartnots as well as the monastery of Geghard in the Azat-Valley. The Sewan Lake, who is one of the biggest mountain lakes, is a popular tourist attraction in the summer. “As a tourist destination this country still is a secret tip”, explains Aviation Director Marcel Schütz. “Armenia completes our East-Europe portfolio perfectly”. Memmingen is going to be an important hub for the country and its young people, to discover the south of Germany and its neighboring countries.

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Übergabe Förderbescheid und Einweihung ErdgastankstelleAirport relies on natural gas

Airport relies on natural gas

Dr. Hans Reichhart, the Bavarian Minister of Transportation, opens up the gas station and hands over a huge fund.

Sustainability is also a big topic in air traffic. It is still going to be worked on the production of alternative fuels and drive. Memmingen Airport puts a sign with the new natural gas station. Reichhart inaugurated the new gas station on Monday the 9th of September. Furthermore, he had a huge and important document with him.

“I am very happy, that Memmingen Airport makes a contribution with a natural gas station and with natural gas driving busses to protect the climate.” so the minister at the Airport.
“With the alternative fuel we can reduce 20 percent compared to petrol.”, says Airport CEO Ralf Schmid. Six airport busses and 4 transporters are running with the alternative fuel. More vehicles are to come.
With him the minister had a document, for which the Airport in Memmingen was waiting for – a grant fund from the Bavarian government for the expansion of the airport. “We want”, so the minister, “support the air traffic location Memmingen and support the expansion of the airport with of around 14.5 Million Euros.
The airport connects the Allgäu with international destinations and is of enormous importance for the region. “Memmingen Airport has established itself, besides the airports in Munich and Nuremberg, as the third traffic airport in Bavaria”

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