Our history

From the militay airport Memmingerberg to the third Bavarian civil airport. Memmingen Airport looks back on a long history.

1935/1936
The military airfield was built in Memmingerberg.

1944/1945
Several serious air raids in the last two years of the war destroy the airport infrastructure.

1956
After a great deal of repair work and new buildings the military airfield was first used by the US Air Force for NATO practice flights.

1959
The German air force replaced the allied forces and stationed the fighter bomber squadron „34th Allgäu“ at the airfield.

2001
Due to restructuring by the German army, it was decided to close the military airfield.

2002
13.06.2002: Allgäu Airport GmbH & Co. KG was founded in order to prepare for a civil usage of the NATO airfield after its closure.
31.07.2002: an application was filed for aviation law change authorisation at the Federal Office of Aviation for South Bavaria.

2003
Withdrawal of the German air force. The airport is released for a subsequent civil usage.

2004
09.07.2004: the former military airfield received the aviation law change authorisation from the Federal Office of Aviation for South Bavaria for a civil regional airport.
05.08.2004: start up of flight operation according to visual flight rules.

2006
Start of building measures for the initiation of a regular passenger flight operation.

2007
28.06.2007: regular passenger flight operations were taken up by TUIfly.
21.10.2007: Allgäu Airport GmbH & Co. KG greeted its 100,000th customer.

2008
In May 2008, the Allgäu Airport GmbH & Co. KG extended its management team by Manfred Schilder.
In September 2008, the Allgäu Airport welcomed its 500,000th passenger.

2009
29.04.2009: for the first time a machine of the airline Ryanair launched at Allgäu Airport.
29.05.2009: the new gate 4 was inaugurated.
07.08.2009: flight operations were taken up by the Ukrainian airline Wizz Air. 2010 a new arrival gate has been completed. In addition, on 21.05.

2010
The new gates 5 and 6 in the first floor of the terminal were opened.

2011
The accomplishment of an air legal planning approval procedure was applied by the aviation authority of south Bavaria. The planning approval propose different ways: wider runway, new taxiway and expansion of the terminal.

2012
On the 26th of June the 5th Birthday of schedulded flight and the 10th Birthday of the Allgäu Airport company were celebrated. During that time approx. 82.000 air movements and 3.5 million passengers were counted.

2013
In January the 4th million passenger was welcomed at the airport.
On 01.03.2013 the regional government of Upper Bavaria approved the structural expansion of the airport as well as the adjustment of the operating times in the planning approval decision.

2014
Memmingen Airport welcomed in June  the 5th million passenger.

2015
14.07.2015:  the Bavarian higher administrative court dismissed all claims against the expansion ot Memmingen Airport.

2017
10-year anniversary Memmingen Airport