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29Oct
AmmanTwo premiers in three days

Two premiers in three days

From Memmingen to Amman and Lisbon for the first time

What many theatres can’t handle, Memmingen Airport can: two premiers in only three days. And both are sold out! For the first time this morning the Ryanair flight to Amman departed. Last Sunday it was show time for the first flight to Lisbon.

With the Ryanair flight FR 6802 a new country increases the still growing map of destinations from Memmingen. From now on the capital of Jordan will be operated twice a week – on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Passengers on the four hours non-stop flight to Amman, mostly from the South of Germany, are going to visit Petra, a city in the south, build from red cliffs, as well as the desert Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea. “Jordan enlarges our offers for a touristic and culturist destination and fits perfectly to our two weekly flights to Tel Aviv in this region”, explains Aviation Director, Marcel Schütz.

For holiday makers, business travelers, as well as visitors of friends and family members, the second premier destination is from the same interest: the Portuguese capital Lisbon, which is reachable since Sunday twice a week from Memmingen. After Porto and Faro, Lisbon is the third city in Portugal operated from the Memmingen Airport. “With now five destinations on the Iberian Peninsula”, so Marcel Schütz, “we are offering a compact program, which opens up interesting combinations to travel.” This Friday (1st of November) the destination Hurghada in Egypt celebrates its winter premier. Therefore, flights are operating once a week from Memmingen to the holiday center at the Red Sea during the whole year.

A further new first flight is already established: From the 30th March next year, Ryanair flies twice a week from Memmingen to the Caucasus State Armenia. Gyumri located close to the Turkish border, with 130.000 habitants is the second biggest city in the country and the newest member on a long list of destinations reachable from Memmingen Airport.

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21Oct
BildSkifans and Beach enthusiasts love Memmingen

Skifans and Beach enthusiasts love Memmingen

Memmingen Airport starts its winter timetable with a colorful mix and new destinations in Jordan and Portugal

The new cure against depression in fall and the cold winter offers Memmingen Airport with its new winter timetable, which will be effective from Sunday, 27 October 2019. For the first time during the cold season, sunny destinations like Jordan and Egypt are on the schedule. Furthermore the Portuguese capital Lisbon, which promises mild temperatures, will be operated from 31 October 2019 twice a week.

The route network from Memmingen increases continuous over the borders of Europe. With Amman, the capital of Jordan, which Ryanair operates twice a week, another interesting destination is added. After Faro and Porto, Lisbon is the third direct connection to Portugal. ”Together with our Spanish destinations the route network on the Iberian Peninsula is getting more attractive and gives opportunities for individual travel combinations”, explains Aviation Director Marcel Schütz.

Sun, beach and blue sky promises the destination Hurghada in Egypt. Nonstop flights are operated from 1 November 2019 by travel organization FTI.

Thousands of English winter tourists are going to use Memmingen Airport as an important hub for their skiing vacation in the mountains. Every Saturday planes from the Airline TUI Airways (UK) are coming from London Gatwick and Bristol on behalf of Crystal Ski Holidays to land and depart on the highest airport in Germany. Also the amount of ski tourists from Moscow, Kiev, London and Dublin are traditionally high.

As usual some summer destinations are taking a break in winter.  On long term we had to say goodbye to two destinations: Ryanair will no longer operate Warsaw and Fes from Memmingen anymore. “This has also something to do with the limited capacity from Ryanair”, explains Marcel Schütz. “Therefore Lisbon and Amman will stay during the summer.” The Airline, traditionally a customer from Boeing, is also affected of the turbulences around the B737 MAX and can’t expand their fleet.

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17Oct
AdobeStock_288472263_kleinFrom March on to Armenia

From March on to Armenia

Ryanair connects Memmingen with Gyumri

Memmingen Airport honors the name as an East-Europe expert. From the end of March 2020, a new destination of this region is added: Gyumri in Armenia.

The city near the Turkish border, with a population of 130.000, the second biggest in the country, is going to be operated with Ryanair from Memmingen 2 times a week on Monday and Friday. The launch begins on the 30 of March 2020. The state in the Caucasus is located in the mountains between Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey. The international airport Shirak is located five kilometers away from the city center. Armenia is home to some UNESCO World Heritage sites like the monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin, the archaeological site of Zvartnots as well as the monastery of Geghard in the Azat-Valley. The Sewan Lake, who is one of the biggest mountain lakes, is a popular tourist attraction in the summer. “As a tourist destination this country still is a secret tip”, explains Aviation Director Marcel Schütz. “Armenia completes our East-Europe portfolio perfectly”. Memmingen is going to be an important hub for the country and its young people, to discover the south of Germany and its neighboring countries.

Book your flight (link: https://www.allgaeu-airport.com/home/flights-and-flying/booking/flights/?to=LWN)

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11Sep
Übergabe Förderbescheid und Einweihung ErdgastankstelleAirport relies on natural gas

Airport relies on natural gas

Dr. Hans Reichhart, the Bavarian Minister of Transportation, opens up the gas station and hands over a huge fund.

Sustainability is also a big topic in air traffic. It is still going to be worked on the production of alternative fuels and drive. Memmingen Airport puts a sign with the new natural gas station. Reichhart inaugurated the new gas station on Monday the 9th of September. Furthermore, he had a huge and important document with him.

“I am very happy, that Memmingen Airport makes a contribution with a natural gas station and with natural gas driving busses to protect the climate.” so the minister at the Airport.
“With the alternative fuel we can reduce 20 percent compared to petrol.”, says Airport CEO Ralf Schmid. Six airport busses and 4 transporters are running with the alternative fuel. More vehicles are to come.
With him the minister had a document, for which the Airport in Memmingen was waiting for – a grant fund from the Bavarian government for the expansion of the airport. “We want”, so the minister, “support the air traffic location Memmingen and support the expansion of the airport with of around 14.5 Million Euros.
The airport connects the Allgäu with international destinations and is of enormous importance for the region. “Memmingen Airport has established itself, besides the airports in Munich and Nuremberg, as the third traffic airport in Bavaria”

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30Aug
ID6C8912-Bearbeitet-Bearbeitet_sMore Greece next year from Memmingen

More Greece next year from Memmingen

Corendon Airlines expands their summer offers

After the holidays is before the holidays: Who wants to book their holidays now, finds sunny deals at Memmingen Airport. Because Corendon Airlines, the daughter company of the Turkish-Dutch Corendon Touristic Group, expands their Charter deals from Memmingen to destinations like Heraklion and Rhodes next year.

From May on you can fly non-stop from Memmingen to the two popular Greece Islands. Heraklion is from the 3rd of May 2020 every Thursday and every Sunday on the flight plan. To Rhodes flights are operating from the 2nd of May 2020 on every Saturday and Tuesday. “The travel destination Greece is still very much in demand”, says Head of Aviation Sales Marcel Schütz. “With these two new destinations our Hellenic offer is getting more attractive.” For now, flights are operated frequently by Ryanair to Chania on Crete, Thessaloniki and to the capital Athens.

To Antalya in 2020 again

Good news for Turkey-Holidaymakers. They also can already plan their next vacation. Due to the high demand – especially in the Pentecost- and Summer holidays – Corendon is going to connect the Turkish holiday metropolis Antalya with Memmingen from the 6th of April. Two times a week (Tuesdays and Sundays) flights are going to the Turkish Riviera, the whole summer long.
For those who only want to book flight, they can go to corendonairlines.com. Package Holidays can be booked in every travel agency, as well at the TUI TravelCenter and the I’tur Travel-Shop at the Airport.

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21Aug
Slider_NachhaltigkeitNews: Rush Hour without passengers

News: Rush Hour without passengers

At Memmingen Airport the preparations for the widening are running on full speed.

At the airport is still normal business. But during the busy holidays, the airport is preparing for an unusual event. From the 17 until the 30 of September the aircraft traffic rests. But during that time, it’s going to get busy on the runway. Instead of landings from jets, machines and trucks are going to be there.

For month Bavarians third Airport records visitors during the night, who are digging shafts and laying cables along the runway. “We are on track”, reports Airport CEO Ralf Schmid. “Nevertheless, we are reaching the highlight, for what we are preparing with our involved partners for a few months.” Because the 2.981 meter long and 30 meters wide runway, still from the military use, doesn’t comply with the International and European standards, the runway is going to be widened up to 45 meters. Therefore approx.. 2.700 cubic meter of cement is used. In total the asphalt is going to be renewed for 165.000 m2. This corresponds to 23 soccer fields. For that approx. 57.000 tons of asphalt is used. Being able to provide a concreted work area, where no mistakes are allowed, a closure was the best idea. “It is not going to be easy”, so Ralf Schmid, “but with our involved partners, we are convinced that we can handle it.” During the construction work, more traffic around Memmingen, Hawangen and Ungerhausen will be expected. “We are apologizing for any inconveniences. We are trying to keep the burden as low as possible. Thank you for your understanding.”, so Airport CEO Schmid.

No flights between the 17 and the 30 of September

What does this mean for passengers? “Ryanair cancelled all their flights from and to Memmingen from the 17 till the 30 of September”, reports Head of Marketing Marina Siladji. Wizz Air and a few charter flights are going to operate from other airports. “Who has booked a flight in that period”, so Marina Siladji”, should check the information on their tickets and should contact the airline by any misunderstandings.”
While the construction work is going on, the terminal is still open. The information desk and the parking office will be open from 9 am to 6 pm.
For these two weeks the Allgäu Airport Express, Flixbus and the public transportation from the railway station to Memmingen Airport are not operating. In the public area of the terminal, Coffee Fellows is open daily with a smaller assortment; all the other bars and coffees are closed during that time. The Airlounge at the South of the airport area is going to be opened like usually. The TUI travel agency is open from 9 am till 6 pm. The car rental companies Europcar and Hertz are closed, Sixt is open.

Besides the renovation and the widening of the runway, the renewing of the landing system, the baggage hall and the aprons are going to be expanded and a rainwater retention basin is built. The completion of all constructions is expected in 2021.

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31Jul
Wizz Air VorfeldMemmingen Airport reaches one million passengers

Memmingen Airport reaches one million passengers

After seven months it’s certain: 2019 will be also a record year – 1,600 flights during the summer holidays

Before the end of July, the airport already records the millionth passenger. “We’ve never reached this magic limit that fast,” says airport manager Ralf Schmid. “The climb continues and the response is huge.” Last year 1,492,553 passengers flew to and from Memmingen. This corresponded to an increase of 26.5 percent compared with the previous year. This year 1.65 million passengers are expected – although the airport will be closed in September for two weeks because of expansion work.

During the summer holidays 280,000 passengers are expected. Compared to the previous year’s period, a plus of 26 percent. Memmingen Airport offers during that time 1,600 flights to 46 destinations in Europe, Asia and North Africa.

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5Jul
FMM 8Memmingen Airport continues to hit the black

Memmingen Airport continues to hit the black

Memmingen Airport continues to be in the black and returned to profitability in the financial year 2018. The signs are still on growth.

More destinations, more passengers – in the past financial year Memmingen worked successfully again. This is also reflected in the balance sheet of Flughafen Memmingen GmbH. In its second financial year after the restructuring of the corporate structure, it generated sales revenues of EUR 14.2 million (previous year: EUR 11.6 million). The annual net profit is stated as EUR 261.000 (previous year: EUR 111.280). “We have been stable in the profit zone for years,” explains Managing Director Ralf Schmid. “We are in solid black and will continue to do so.” Bettina Kurrle, Chairman of the supervisory board of Flughafen Memmingen GmbH and Advisory Board of Allgäu Airport GmbH & Co. KG would like to thank all employees and shareholders who made this success possible. “It is always a performance of the entire team, whose commitment is also reflected in the balance sheet.” Despite the tense situation in the airspace, some failures due to strikes and some alternate flights due to the delayed start of the expansion work, it was possible to continue the expansion course.

Passenger numbers are also rising. While the financial year 2017 ended with a record of 1,179,875 passengers, in 2018 1,492,533 passengers flew to and from Memmingen. This represents an increase of 26.5 percent over the previous year. A total of seven airlines connected Memmingen with scheduled and charter operations to 50 destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia. Despite the two-week closure of the runway between 17th and 30th September, around 1.65 million passengers are expected in 2019.

Last year the Allgäu Airport GmbH & Co. KG, owner of the airport core area and responsible for the airport’s expansion, as well as the ALLgate GmbH, responsible for passenger handling and the Duty Free Shop, also worked successfully. Flughafen Memmingen GmbH employed around 100 employees in 2018 and ALLgate GmbH had 66 employees.

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17Jun
Bild_Suceava-2New bridge between Swabia and Bukovina

New bridge between Swabia and Bukovina

First flight to Suceava with “ambassadors” of the district

Suceava is the sixth destination of Memmingen Airport to Romania. The destination has a special relationship with Swabia. It was also settlers from Swabia, who have influenced the image of Bukovina in the 19th century.

The district of Swabia maintains a regional partnership in the Romanian-Ukrainian border region Bukovina since 1997. It was formed thanks to the historical ties of Swabia to the former “Buchenland”, where many people of German descent lived. The district Swabia is very pleased about the new, long-awaited direct flight connection. “This facilitates our partnership work and the creation of further contacts in the Bukovina,” says former district president Jürgen Reichert at a press conference before the first flight, which he boarded with other representatives of the district. Airport managing director Ralf Schmid has been trying to fulfill the desire of the region for a direct flight connection to this destination for some time. “I am very pleased,” says Schmid, “that together with our partner Wizz Air, we have now succeeded in putting this tradition-rich connection between Swabia and Bukovina on a new basis with tree flights per week.” “With the new flight connection we move even closer together,” says former district president Jürgen Reichert.

The current exchange between the regions is characterized by youth and educational work as well as exchange of expertise between social and medical institutions. In addition, there are many contacts through the Bukovina Institute, an affiliated institute of the University of Augsburg, which is dedicated to the study of the culture and history of Bukovina and Eastern and Southeastern Europe. The district of Swabia also looks after an information point in Suceava, which provides information about Swabia and Bavaria.

Passengers on the first flight are the former district president Jürgen Reichert, Dr. med. Philipp Prestel, European Commissioner for the Swabian district and Katharina Haberkorn, partnership representative for Bukovina in the European Office of the district.

Three times a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – the airline Wizz Air offers flights from Memmingen to Suceava. Today, the northern half of the Bukovina region belongs to the Ukraine, the southern part to Romania.

After Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Tirgu Mures and the capital Bucharest, Suceava is the sixth Romanian destination from Memmingen. Overall, the airport now offers 23 routes to and from Eastern Europe.

First flight to Suceava: On board are Swabia’s former district president Jürgen Reichert (center), Dr. Ing. Katharina Haberkorn (from left), Partner Representative for Bukovina in the European Office of the District, and Philipp Prestel, European representative of the Swabian district. District Councilor Petra Beer from Memmingen and Ralf Schmid, Managing Director of Memmingen Airport, bid farewell.

Further information at www.allgau-airport.de and www.bezirk-schwaben.de

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31May
ddfdfdfExpansion according to plan

Expansion according to plan

For weeks, Memmingen Airport has had nocturnal visitors digging and laying cables in the ground. A first interim report showed: work is going according to plan.

“Our construction companies and our employees are doing a great job,” airport managing director Ralf Schmid draws a first, pleasing interim result. The schedule is kept exactly; sometimes even ahead. Up to now, seven kilometres of empty pipe routes have been laid along the runway. Electrical work began with the cable draw-in for the future airport lights. The next step is to expand 125 rainwater infeed shafts and create additional empty pipe routes. Many materials are recycled, worn concrete slabs are crushed and later used as a substructure for new operating paths.

In total, around 100 kilometres of empty pipes with 120 kilometres of lighting cables will be laid. At the heart of the project, the extension of the runway from 30 meters to 45 meters will cover an asphalt surface of 165,000 square meters. The plan is to mill 20,000 tons of asphalt and re-apply 57,000 tons of asphalt. This will happen between the 17th and the 30th of September, when the airport is closed. In addition to the renovation and widening of the runway and the renewal of the land system, the luggage hall will also be expanded, apron areas will be enlarged and a rainwater retention basin built. The completion of all work is expected in 2020.

 

Concrete slabs for operating routes: Great importance is attached to the recycling of the Memmingen airport. This is how these machines crush concrete slabs. The material thus obtained later serves as a foundation for new ways.

picture: Memmingen Airport

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