Kukës is the latest destination added to the list at Memmingen Airport. From 4 June, Wizz Air will connect the Allgäu region with the city in northern Albania. This means that southern Germany’s largest low-cost airport now has two flight connections to the country in addition to the route to the capital Tirana.
In recent years, two Albanian companies have invested heavily in the expansion of Zayed-North Wings Kukës International Airport, which now possesses a modern terminal and an enlarged runway. The town of 17,000 inhabitants, which is situated on the edge of a reservoir in which the original settlement sank, is regarded as a transport hub between Kosovo in the north and the capital Tirana in the south. From 4 June, Wizz Air will connect Kukës with Memmingen twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday). “As we already have routes to Tirana and Pristina, this new route will round off our offering for this region,” explains Airport Sales Manager, Marcel Schütz. Experts speculate the catchment area of Kukës airport to be around 1.3 million people. The majority of passengers will probably come from Kosovo, which is roughly 20 minutes away.