Thanks to above-average growth in 14th place
Memmingen Airport is one of the rising airport among the German airports. After a successful year, in which a new record number was reported, Bavaria’s third traffic airport climbed from the 17th to the 14th place in the national ranking.
During the last year the general trend between the 25th international acting airports in Germany with an average rise of passengers of 1.5 percent was restrained. However, Memmingen Airport caused a sensation with 1,722,764 passengers and an increase of 15.4 percent in comparison to the previous year. Only Dortmund could bring a bigger growth in this time. The tailwind in the number of passengers also led to an advance in the German ranking. “In 12 years from zero to fourteen is a very strong performance that the whole team can be very proud of”, emphasized Airport CEO Ralf Schmid. “With over 50 destinations in Europe, Asia and North Africa the airport offers attractive travel opportunities in many directions. In the ranking, the Allgäu Airport leaves known airports as Dresden, Frankfurt Hahn, Karlsruhe, Munster Osnabruck and Weeze behind.
“Of course we can’t always count on these rising numbers”, explained Ralf Schmid. “2020 won’t be an easy year”. On the one hand, the increase of the air traffic tax for airlines causes rising costs in Germany und lower growth compared to the other countries in Europe. On the other hand, the problem with the Boeing 737 Max, which mainly affected the airline Ryanair, also slow down further development. “Based on today’s knowledge we are heading towards the two million mark”, added the Airport CEO. However, it is still uncertain whether the mark will be reachable or even overcome. In order to be prepared for further growth, we are working constantly on the improvement of the infrastructure. This also includes the soon expansion of the baggage area and the further expansion of the instrument landing system.