In total, 294,126 passengers flew to and from Memmingen in the first three months of 2018. This represents an increase of 34.5 percent compared to the first quarter of 2017, when 218,689 passengers were counted. “We are on the fast lane,” says airport manager Ralf Schmid. “The figures show that our offer is correct and met with a great response among passengers from all over southern Germany and the neighboring countries.” In addition to the attractive destinations, low-cost parking and the short distances provided by the airport were responsible for the increased demand. “In the meantime,” says Schmid, “more and more regulars have declared Memmingen their favorite airport.”
Also in terms of capacity utilization, the airport was able to grow again. The average utilization in the first quarter was 85.23 percent (previous year: 82.65 percent). In the first quarter of 2018, most passengers again decided for London, which traditionally occupies the top position in Memmingen. Followed by Moscow, Kiev, Sofia and Porto. The destination with the best capacity utilization was Tenerife with a rate of 91.72 percent. Followed by the connections to Skopje, Moscow, Malaga and Kiev.
Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid expects a new passenger record for the current year. “We will probably welcome around 1.4 million passengers.” Numerous new routes will also help to make the flight schedule even more attractive. Zadar in Croatia, Athens, Polish Katowice and the Egyptian Hurghada are further summer destinations. In winter Marrakech, Brindisi, Edinburgh and Lviv (Ukraine) are added.
Source: Memmingen Airport