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From April back to Crete

Ryanair flies to Chania twice a week

One of the most popular routes of recent years returns to the Memminger flight plan: From April 3 next year, it goes twice a week to Chania in Crete.

“Chania was always in high demand among our passengers,” reports airport sales manager Marcel Schütz. “That’s why we’re delighted that we can offer this target again.” In May of this year, the connection had been discontinued due to lack of aircraft availability. By stationing a second Ryanair aircraft in Memmingen, the route can now be resumed punctually at the start of next spring. From 3 April 2019 you can fly nonstop on every Wednesday and every Sunday from Memmingen to the port city on the northwest coast of the Greek island. Known for its 14th-century Venetian harbor, for its narrow streets and waterfront restaurants, Chania is also an ideal base from which to explore the island. Flights are already bookable.

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Ryanair stationed second machine in Memmingen

The Irish airline Ryanair will station a second aircraft in Memmingen at the beginning of the summer timetable 2019.

Airport manager Ralf Schmid, who recently welcomed the ten-millionth passenger in the now more than eleven-year history of Bavaria’s third commercial airport, was happy about “an early Christmas present”. “This is also a confirmation of our trusting cooperation,” he explained. “Ryanair can count on us – and we can rely on Ryanair.”

With Memmingen, the airline opened its tenth base in Germany in September last year and established six new routes in the winter of 18/19, which provided a further growth spurt at the airport. Now the second machine should also help to expand existing routes. So you can fly six times a week to Palma de Mallorca next summer. On top of that, it ensures more pleasant flight times, as many destinations are now served first from Memmingen and passengers can enjoy more time on the spot. It is also clear that the number of locally based Ryanair employees will almost double from 35 so far.

Ryanair offers Marrakech, Lviv, Brindisi, Banja Luka and Edinburgh, Wizz Air flies from Memmingen for the first time to Pristina in Kosovo and Chişinău, the capital of Moldova. In addition, the connection Memmingen-Moscow is again five times a week on the flight plan of the Russian airline Pobeda.

picture: Airport Memmingen

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Ten million passengers at Memmingen airport

New record since the beginning of civil aviation

Airport managing director Ralf Schmid gave the bewildered couple from Rieden in the Allgäu a flight voucher from Ryanair and a gift basket. The reason: Petra Hörauf (63) is the ten millionth passenger of the Memminger Airport since its restart as a civilian airport in 2007. The couple moved from North Rhine-Westphalia to the Allgäu only three months ago and used for the first time the airport Memmingen for a city trip to London.

“Ten million passengers are ten million arguments for Bavaria’s third commercial airport,” emphasized Ralf Schmid on site.
“We are very pleased that we have a significant share of this proud number,” said Lisa Maria Rumpf, who is responsible for Ryanair sales and marketing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. With around 5.9 million passengers, Ryanair, present in Memmingen since 2009, leads the list.

Among the most popular destinations to and from Memmingen in the past eleven years, London is in the lead, followed by Dublin and Palma de Mallorca. On the other places can be found from the days when inner-German destinations were still possible, Berlin and Kiev, Porto and Alicante.

With great demand is also expected again on the upcoming Christmas holidays. Ryanair and Wizz Air have arranged additional flights to Palermo, Porto, Alicante, Malaga and Tenerife, as well as to Tuzla, Varna, Sibiu, Belgrade and Kiev, which are already fully booked.


Congratulations to the ten millionth passenger in Memmingen. Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid (left) and Sales Manager Marcel Schütz (right) congratulated Petra and Hans-Gerd Hörauf.

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Three times a week to the “Paris of the East”

From April 2, 2019 from Memmingen to Bucharest, the capital of Romania. Wizz Air will connect Memmingen with Bucharest three times a week – on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The metropolis, which has a population about two million, is the political, economic and cultural center of the country. Due to its Neo-Baroque architecture, which comes from the French influence, the city was once called “Paris of the East”. During the tenure of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauşescu, however, several historic quarters had to yield to the head of state’s monumental sugar confectioner. Today, the cityscape is characterized by a diverse architecture with a colorful mix of styles.

“Our existing routes to Romania impressively demonstrate the good relations between the two countries and the diverse connections between their people,” explains airport sales manager Marcel Schütz. After Sibiu, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara and Tirgu Mures, Bucharest is now the fifth Romanian destination from Memmingen. The Bucharest Henri Coandă Airport in Otopeni is located around 20 kilometers north of the city and is connected to the center by two express bus lines.

Tickets are already available at Wizz Air.

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Closed because of expansion

In order to realize the planned expansion of the runway in a timely manner, the entire flight operations will be suspended from 17 to 30 September 2019.

Intensive consultations and calculations now have the original plan to widen the runway from 30 to 45 meters and to carry out all work at night, waste during flight operations. Requirements imposed by the authorities, which required extensive cover during the day for earthworks for the safety of flight operations, led to this decision. Talks have already been held with the airlines concerned. Also business and charter flights can not be carried out during this time.

At present, the planning and preparatory measures for the expansion of the airport are in full swing. In addition to the renovation and broadening of the runway and the state system is renewed. In addition, the luggage hall will be expanded, apron areas increased and a rainwater retention basin built. The completion of all work is expected in 2020.

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Fall offensive with success started

With seven first flights in three days, Memmingen Airport has successfully started the winter season.
As the first premiere of the new flight started to Tel Aviv. Twice a week – on Monday and Friday – Ryanair is now going to Israel. A few hours later, the first flight to Brindisi, Italy, which is now also served on Monday and Friday. Twice a week, it is now also to Banja Luka in the north of Bosnia and Herzegovina and in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Again successful on the flight schedule appears Marrakech, which since today’s Wednesday as well as twice a week is driven as Lviv in the Ukraine. As the seventh new destination Wizz Air opened the connection to Pristina in Kosovo. Premiere number eight will take place on December 15, when Wizz Air will open the new route to Chişinău, the capital of Moldova, and serve them on Tuesdays and Saturdays. There are a total of 36 destinations in Europe, Asia and North Africa, which can be reached non-stop from Memmingen in the coming months.

picture by Allgäu-Airport

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The winter season begins with eight new destinations

This has never happened in the now more than eleven-year history of Memmingen Airport: While flights are usually canceled in the cold season, Germany’s highest-altitude airport starts with eight new destinations in the winter season, with the timetable change next Sunday (28.10.) starts.

Exciting destinations that enrich the winter timetable with a total of 36 destinations in Europe, Asia and North Africa, which can be reached non-stop from Memmingen in the coming months. Above all, the mix of pure holiday destinations, attractive cities and Eastern European destinations, which ensure a lively travel in both directions.
The latest newcomer to the Memminger flight plan is Tel Aviv. The Israeli metropolis will be served twice a week with Ryanair from 29 October.
In addition to Tel Aviv Ryanair also takes up Marrakech again in the program. The Moroccan desire and dream destination of many passengers can be perfectly combined with the royal city of Fes, which has also been flying from Memmingen for quite some time. Also new are Lviv in the Ukraine, the Italian Brindisi, Banja Luka in the north of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Scottish capital Edinburgh. The new destinations at Wizz Air are Pristina in Kosovo and Chişinău, the capital of Moldova.
In addition to the classics of the Memminger flight plan, London and Dublin, there are also the well-known sunny destinations Tenerife, Mallorca, Alicante, Malaga and Faro. The traditionally strong Eastern European offer ranges from Moscow to Skopje and from the Georgian Kutaisi to Podgorica in Montenegro.

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Emergency Exercise: Prepared for the worst case!

The large emergency exercise at Memmingen Airport shows: First balance very positive.

On the emergency exercise on 10.10.2018 which was carried out on a recommendation of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) at regular intervals, about 200 rescue teams participated. A realistic scenario was presented to the forces on Wednesday evening at the mandatory emergency exercise. The training for the emergency showed how well the communication between the internal and external rescue organizations work and whether the required capacities were sufficient.

@ Maximilian Maier

Emergency Exercise, photo by Maximilian Maier

source: Airport Memmingen

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Bavaria’s prime minister Söder starts the airport expansion

Ground-breaking ceremony: For the expansion of Memmingen Airport, Bavaria’s Prime Minister Dr. Markus Söder himself to the shovel.

Together with other guests of honor, he symbolically launched the expansion on Friday, 5th of October, to make Bavaria’s third commercial airport fit for the future. The Prime Minister emphasized: “The Allgäu Airport Memmingen is developing excellently, strengthening the economic and tourism area of Swabia and is a constant in Germany’s air traffic. A true success story of white-blue structural policy!”

At the center of the planned expansion are the renovation and extension (from 30m to 45m) of the runway, which is carried out by the Memminger company Kutter. In addition there are the replacement of the airport lights, the optimization of the instrument landing system and an expansion of the luggage hall. Work on the rehabilitation and extension of the runway will begin in spring of 2019. All work will be completed in 2020.

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The newest destination is called Tel Aviv

From October 29 with Ryanair from Memmingen to Israel

It was once a popular destination in the early years of Memmingen Airport. Now it returns back to the flight plan: The Israeli city of Tel Aviv can be visited from 29 October twice a week with Ryanair from Memmingen.

The always exciting travel destination Israel brings the new non-stop connection from Ryanair to Tel Aviv a bit closer to all passengers from southern Germany and neighboring countries. Tel Aviv offers a youthful, casual atmosphere with lots of sun, beach and party. The Bauhaus-style white city, the largest settlement of its kind in the world, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003. Jerusalem which is only one hour’s drive away offers a contrast between tradition and history. Classic tours of Israel usually include a visit to Jerusalem, visit to the Church of the Nativity and the Grotto in Bethlehem leading to the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea.
“Tel Aviv is another highlight in our new winter timetable,” says Marcel Schütz, Sales Manager at Memmingen Airport. “It’s the eighth new destination we can present.” Ryanair also offers Tel Aviv, Marrakech, Lviv, Brindisi, Banja Luka and Edinburgh. For the first time Wizz Air flies from Memmingen to Pristina in Kosovo and Chişinău, capital of Moldova.

The flight will be from Memmingen to Tel Aviv from 29th of October on Monday and Friday. Departure time in Memmingen is at 6:05, arriving in Tel Aviv at 11:10. The return flight starts at 12 o’clock and reaches Memmingen at 15.05 o’clock.

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