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.