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Fall offensive with success started

With seven first flights in three days, Memmingen Airport has successfully started the winter season.
As the first premiere of the new flight started to Tel Aviv. Twice a week – on Monday and Friday – Ryanair is now going to Israel. A few hours later, the first flight to Brindisi, Italy, which is now also served on Monday and Friday. Twice a week, it is now also to Banja Luka in the north of Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Again successful on the flight schedule appears Marrakech, which since today’s Wednesday as well as twice a week is driven as Lviv in the Ukraine. As the seventh new destination Wizz Air opened the connection to Pristina in Kosovo. Premiere number eight will take place on December 15, when Wizz Air will open the new route to Chişinău, the capital of Moldova, and serve them on Tuesdays and Saturdays. There are a total of 36 destinations in Europe, Asia and North Africa, which can be reached non-stop from Memmingen in the coming months.

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The winter season begins with eight new destinations

This has never happened in the now more than eleven-year history of Memmingen Airport: While flights are usually canceled in the cold season, Germany’s highest-altitude airport starts with eight new destinations in the winter season, with the timetable change next Sunday (28.10.) starts.

Exciting destinations that enrich the winter timetable with a total of 36 destinations in Europe, Asia and North Africa, which can be reached non-stop from Memmingen in the coming months. Above all, the mix of pure holiday destinations, attractive cities and Eastern European destinations, which ensure a lively travel in both directions.
The latest newcomer to the Memminger flight plan is Tel Aviv. The Israeli metropolis will be served twice a week with Ryanair from 29 October.
In addition to Tel Aviv Ryanair also takes up Marrakech again in the program. The Moroccan desire and dream destination of many passengers can be perfectly combined with the royal city of Fes, which has also been flying from Memmingen for quite some time. Also new are Lviv in the Ukraine, the Italian Brindisi, Banja Luka in the north of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Scottish capital Edinburgh. The new destinations at Wizz Air are Pristina in Kosovo and Chişinău, the capital of Moldova.
In addition to the classics of the Memminger flight plan, London and Dublin, there are also the well-known sunny destinations Tenerife, Mallorca, Alicante, Malaga and Faro. The traditionally strong Eastern European offer ranges from Moscow to Skopje and from the Georgian Kutaisi to Podgorica in Montenegro.

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Emergency Exercise: Prepared for the worst case!

The large emergency exercise at Memmingen Airport shows: First balance very positive.

On the emergency exercise on 10.10.2018 which was carried out on a recommendation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) at regular intervals, about 200 rescue teams participated. A realistic scenario was presented to the forces on Wednesday evening at the mandatory emergency exercise. The training for the emergency showed how well the communication between the internal and external rescue organizations work and whether the required capacities were sufficient.

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Emergency Exercise, photo by Maximilian Maier

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Bavaria’s prime minister Söder starts the airport expansion

Ground-breaking ceremony: For the expansion of Memmingen Airport, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder himself to the shovel.

Together with other guests of honor, he symbolically launched the expansion on Friday, 5th of October, to make Bavaria’s third commercial airport fit for the future. The Prime Minister emphasized: “The Allgäu Airport Memmingen is developing excellently, strengthening the economic and tourism area of Swabia and is a constant in Germany’s air traffic. A true success story of white-blue structural policy!”

At the center of the planned expansion are the renovation and extension (from 30m to 45m) of the runway, which is carried out by the Memminger company Kutter. In addition there are the replacement of the airport lights, the optimization of the instrument landing system and an expansion of the luggage hall. Work on the rehabilitation and extension of the runway will begin in spring of 2019. All work will be completed in 2020.

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The newest destination is called Tel Aviv

From October 29 with Ryanair from Memmingen to Israel

It was once a popular destination in the early years of Memmingen Airport. Now it returns back to the flight plan: The Israeli city of Tel Aviv can be visited from 29 October twice a week with Ryanair from Memmingen.

The always exciting travel destination Israel brings the new non-stop connection from Ryanair to Tel Aviv a bit closer to all passengers from southern Germany and neighboring countries. Tel Aviv offers a youthful, casual atmosphere with lots of sun, beach and party. The Bauhaus-style white city, the largest settlement of its kind in the world, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003. Jerusalem which is only one hour’s drive away offers a contrast between tradition and history. Classic tours of Israel usually include a visit to Jerusalem, visit to the Church of the Nativity and the Grotto in Bethlehem leading to the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea.
“Tel Aviv is another highlight in our new winter timetable,” says Marcel Schütz, Sales Manager at Memmingen Airport. “It’s the eighth new destination we can present.” Ryanair also offers Tel Aviv, Marrakech, Lviv, Brindisi, Banja Luka and Edinburgh. For the first time Wizz Air flies from Memmingen to Pristina in Kosovo and Chişinău, capital of Moldova.

The flight will be from Memmingen to Tel Aviv from 29th of October on Monday and Friday. Departure time in Memmingen is at 6:05, arriving in Tel Aviv at 11:10. The return flight starts at 12 o’clock and reaches Memmingen at 15.05 o’clock.

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The one million is reached

Passenger numbers have already increased by 33 percent this year

Last year it lasted until the 4th of November and now it has already been completed two months earlier: today, Wednesday (5.9.), the millionth passenger was registered at Memmingen Airport. Also in the first eight months of this year passenger numbers increased by 33 percent.

Exactly one year ago Ryanair stationed a plane on site. This meant the joy of the earlier than expected million mark which was reached yesterday. New destinations and high demand from passengers raised 33 percent. The success was especially evident over the summer holidays. In the last six weeks around 230.000 passengers have preferred Memmingen Airport. A plus compared to the same period last year of 32 percent. The annual target of 1.4 million passengers is not a long way off.

The attractive winter timetable which will arrive at the end of October will enable many new destinations to be established: Ryanair will offer Marrakech, Lviv, Brindisi, Banja Luka and Edinburgh. Wizz Air will fly from Memmingen to Pristina in Kosovo for the first time and to Chişinău, the capital of Moldova. In addition, the connection Memmingen-Moscow is again five times a week on the flight plans of the Russian airline Pobeda.

Also on and over Christmas the demand for flights over Memmingen is very large. Ryanair and Wizz Air have scheduled additional flights to Palermo, Malaga, Tenerife and Kiev among others. In addition you can already book your summer vacation to Antalya.

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Memmingen Airport lands in the profit zone

Memmingen Airport is in the black and was able to realize an annual net profit in the business year 2017 due to continuously rising passenger numbers and the debt relief of the company.

With 1,179,875 passengers and an increase of 18.37 percent to the previous year, Memmingen Airport broke its record in 2017. This also had a positive impact on the balance of the Flughafen Memmingen GmbH. In their first year of business they achieved revenue of 11.6 Mio Euro and a profit of 111,280 Euro. “We already generated positive numbers in the previous years, but they were consumed by the debt of the starting years”, explains Managing Director Ralf Schmid. That situation changed when the airport became debt free thanks to a restructuring of the organization and the engagement of shareholders, communes and regional authorities. “This result also shows that the recently taken steps were successful.” Says Thilo Butzbach, chairman of the supervisory board of the Flughafen Memmingen GmbH. The fact that the newly built own companies, responsible for the airports real estate, work with profit, emphasizes that taken path was the right one, according to Butzbach. Thanks go to the engaged airport team, as well as the shareholders and new partners.

Memmingen Airport employed 102 staff members in 2017, the subcompany Allgate GmbH, responsible for passenger handling and duty free shop hold 48 employees.  Losch Airport Service Allgäu GmbH, a 40 percent airport subsidiary taking care of the aircraft ground handling, counted 19 employees. 35 new jobs were created as a result of the opening of a Ryanair base in Memmingen. Also police, custom office and travel agencies opened new positions as well as the security company SGMM (Sicherheits-Gesellschaft Memmingen). Memmingen airport proved itself as job engine in the last eleven year with about 1,700 jobs at the airport and on the airport area at third part companies.

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Wizz Air and Memmingen: A successful story continues

2 Millonth Wizz Air passenger arrives at Memmingen Airport

A huge surprise waited for Martine Pedersen when she got off her plane from Sibiu to Memmingen. The 23 year old student from Austria happened to be the 2 Millionth passenger to arrive in Memmingen with the airline Wizz Air, after 9 years of operating at the Bavarian airport.

Andras Rado, Corporate Communications Manager of Wizz Air, was happy to celebrate the milestone and thanked the German passengers for their loyalty during the last nine years. Wizz Air is the largest Low Cost Airline in Central and Eastern Europe and is growing rapidly with on overall of 104 aircrafts and 44 destinations.

“Wizz Air and Memmingen Airport – it’s an absolute story of success.” says Ralf Schmid, Managing Director of Memmingen Airport. Because of the cooperation with the Hungarian Airline, the Airport developed to an important hub for nonstop and inexpensive flights to Eastern Europe in Southern Germany.

New Route to Pristina

Andras Rado also had a present for Ralf Schmid and the Airport: A new route to Pristina, capital of Kosovo. Beginning the 30th of October, Wizz Air will connect Memmingen each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with the political and economic center of the country. Tickets available now on

Flowers for the 2 Millionth passenger: Andras Rado, Corporate Communications Manager of Wizz Air, and Sales Director of Memmingen Airport, Marcel Schütz, welcome student Martine Pedersen.

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Memmingen Airport continues to grow double-digit

31.47 percent more passengers at mid-year

More than 30 percent more passengers during the first half-year of 2018! Memmingen Airport continues to grow double-digit, caused by new flights and again risen capacity utilization of the planes. The managers expect another plus for the second half of the year.

681.177 passengers have been counted at Memmingen Airport in the first six months of 2018. This represents an increase of 31.47 percent to the previous year with 518.138 passengers. “Almost a third more passengers, that is a huge step up”, declares Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid. “Responsible is an amazing accomplishment of our entire team and the fact, that our offer is well received.” It has been extended by four connections to Burgas, Zadar, Athens and Katowice. Once more noticeable grown has the already high capacity utilization of the airplanes, to a very good average of 86.58 percent, which makes 160 passengers per flight. “The higher the utilization of an aircraft, the smaller is the emission per passenger and flight”, explains Schmid by emphasizing the environmental aspect of the pleasing number.

Many passengers in the air mean a high demand on the ground as well. On peek days during the first half-year with 7,000 passengers, when it were 5,000 in past years. These numbers could have been even higher, if there wouldn’t have been strikes and capacity shortage with air traffic control.

For the second half of 2018 another increase is expected. Managing Director Ralf Schmid thinks a total of 1.4 Mio passengers in 2018 is presumable. “Especially because the upcoming winter flight plan promises further attractive destinations” he says.  Soon flights will take off to Marrakesh, Brindisi and Edinburgh. In Eastern Europe Lviv, Banja Luka and Chisinau, capital of Moldovia, are added to the timetable. Within a short time the route to Antalya will start, and since last week flights leave to Egyptian beach destination Hurghada.  The top destinations with most passengers are currently London, Sofia, Kiev and Palma de Mallorca.

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Memmingen – Moldavia: starting December 15th

Wizz Air flights twice a week to Chisinau.

Anyone who wants to fly from Southern Germany to Eastern Europe is just right at Memmingen airport, as the airport offers over 21 Eastern European destinations. By December there is one more: Chisinau, capital of Moldovia.

The capital with about 530.000 citizens is the center of economy, education and culture. Starting on the 15th of December Wizz Air will connect Memmingen and Moldovia twice a week, on Tuesday and Saturday. The international airport of Chisinau is located 15km from the city center. “Various relationships between Eastern Europe and Southern Germany may profit from another nonstop route.” Says Sales Director Marcel Schütz. “Many young people use these flights to experience East and West of Europe.”

The republic boarders west on Rumania and is surrounded by the Ukraine in the North, East and South. From a touristic perspective there is still a lot to discover in Moldovia. Tickets are available now.

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