Memmingen Airport is set to start the new winter season with a record, which begins with the flight schedule change next Sunday (31 October). Never before in the history of southern Germany’s largest low-cost airport have there been so many destinations on offer during the cold season. A total of 44 flight connections are available.
The list – ranging from A for Amman to Z for Zagreb – has become longer and longer in recent weeks. “A new era is set to begin after Corona,” says Airport Managing Director, Ralf Schmid, summarising the general mood felt among passengers and airlines. “Even in recent weeks, you could feel the tremendous pent-up demand for travel, which we have chosen to fulfil with an attractive offer this winter.” After all, the destinations are as varied as the passengers’ reasons for travelling. Ryanair is starting the winter with six new destinations, and is adding Billund in Denmark, Lappeenranta in Finland and the Latvian capital Riga to its flight schedule. The airline is offering new sunny destinations in Paphos on Cyprus, Lamezia Terme in Calabria and Gran Canaria for those who want to escape from the aweful weather and snow. With Tenerife, which is also on Ryanair’s flight schedule, and Fuerteventura, which is being served by the airline Corendon, all three Canary Islands can now be reached non-stop from Memmingen. Hurghada in Egypt, which Corendon serves from Memmingen, also promises plenty of sunshine.
New connection to Plovdiv
Memmingen Airport can add another destination to its traditionally outstanding range of flights to Eastern Europe: on 9 November, Wizz Air will launch a new flight connection from Memmingen to Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria and home to numerous branches of German companies. After a pause in operations due to the Coronavirus, the airline Pobeda has also resumed its flights from Memmingen to Moscow.
“With this record number of destinations, we are once again seen as a very attractive hub for passengers from all over Europe this winter,” explains Managing Director, Ralf Schmid. Here, sun-seeking holidaymakers from southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland meet ski tourists from Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, the Ukraine and Russia, who travel via Memmingen to the winter sports resorts of the Allgäu, Upper Bavaria and the neighbouring Alpine regions. Added to this is the large number of relatives, friends and commuters who will make the best possible use of Memmingen Airport, especially over the Christmas holidays. A little more comfort awaits them there. The new baggage hall with arrivals area makes flying to Memmingen even more attractive.
Those who want to plan for the long term can also do so. This is because numerous destinations in the summer flight schedule – which is set to come into effect on 27 March 2022 – are already available for booking.An overview of all destinations can be found at www.memmingen-airport.de/flugplan.