12. December 2023

Christmas in the snow, in the sun or at home

Memmingen Airport expects significant increase in passengers

Christmas time is travel time: That is why Memmingen Airport is expecting an increase in passenger numbers of more than 40 per cent compared to last year. In addition to the regular flight schedule, passengers can expect 60 additional flights and a new airline.

Ryanair and Wizz Air have added a further 60 flights to their schedules to meet the high demand for flights over the Christmas period. From 16 December to 6 January, capacity will be increased on routes from Memmingen to Dublin, London, Sofia, Porto and Palma de Mallorca. There will also be a premiere on 17 December: GP Aviation will launch flights from Memmingen to Pristina. There will be three flights a week to the capital of Kosovo, which is also served daily by Wizz Air. GP Aviation tickets can be booked at https://www.prishtinaticket.net.

“Our guest mix really comes into its own during the Christmas holidays,” explains Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid. “On the one hand, many people want to visit friends and relatives or their homes, and on the other hand, many passengers take off for their holidays. But Memmingen is not only home to passengers flying to the sun, many international guests also use Memmingen to visit the nearby ski resorts in the Allgäu region and the neighbouring countries of Austria and Switzerland. Last year, around 91,000 passengers used the airport during the Christmas period, and this year the airport is expecting around 130,000 passengers, an increase of more than 40 per cent.

Memmingen Airport offers plenty of sunny alternatives for those who want to leave the snow and ice behind: the Canary Islands of Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife are on the flight schedule. The islands of Cyprus and Sicily also promise sunny prospects.

New destinations: Dubrovnik and Pula
Those who like to plan ahead can look forward to new destinations in the summer timetable: Dubrovnik in Croatia and Pula on the southern tip of the Istrian peninsula. Ryanair will connect Dubrovnik with Memmingen from 2 April 2024, and from 1 June there will be two flights a week to Pula. Rhodes is also back on the schedule. From 1 April, Ryanair will fly twice a week from Memmingen to the Greek island. Sarajevo is also making a comeback next year and will also be served by Ryanair from 1 April.

Pre-book your parking space online
Passengers flying out of Memmingen over the Christmas period are advised to book a parking space online in advance, allow extra time and arrive at the airport at least two hours before departure.

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