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With Ryanair to Zadar in Croatia

For long it has been on the wish list of many passengers: From 8th of May, Ryanair will fly three times a week to Zadar on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia.

“With Croatia, we are rounding up our offer for the Mediterranean,” emphasizes Allgäu Airport Sales Manager Marcel Schütz. The flight days allow a very flexible vacation planning – from a short trip to a long round trip. Zadar is the ideal starting point for a seaside holiday on the coast or on one of the numerous offshore islands. There are also three nature parks and five national parks in the area. With Zadar, Memmingen Airport will be able to offer 42 destinations this summer.

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Annual review: Memmingen Airport lands new record in 2017

The balance sheet of the past financial year 2017 lists the record value of 1,179,875 passengers. This corresponds to an increase of 18.37 percent over the previous year. A total of 21 airlines flew Memmingen in scheduled and charter operations, serving 60 destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia.

In the past year not only the 10th anniversary of civil aviation at Memmingen Airport was celebrated, in November Airport CEO Ralf Schmid also welcomed the millionth passenger of the year 2017. The airport not only plays an ever-increasing role among passengers, it is also an important part of the route network for many airlines. Ryanair, for example, declared last year the airport to one of their base and stationed a plane on-site, which not only meant six new routes but also gave the region 35 additional jobs. Of the 21 airlines that flew to Memmingen in 2017, six did regular scheduled flights. The others were charters for tour operators and companies of the region. Ryanair, Wizzair and the Russian Pobeda are the top customers of the airport. They regularly served 35 destinations in Europe, Africa and Asia. The spectrum ranges from Tenerife in the west to the Georgian Kutaisi and Moscow in the east, from northern Stockholm to Fez in Morocco. In total, 60 destinations were served last year. This resulted in a total of 20,620 flight movements, an increase of 7.8 percent compared to the previous year (19,122). At the top of the list was London Stansted, followed by Sofia, Moscow, Porto and Kiev. August 22nd, with 5,708 passengers, marked the day with the most passengers in its Memmingen airport history so far. September was the top month of the year with 124,481 passengers, closely followed by October with 124,126 passengers.

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New: with short stopover to Lisbon

Memmingen Airport gets a new destination in Portugal: Ryanair offers flights to Lisbon with a short stopover in Porto from 5th of January 2018.

The Irish airline has been successfully offering transfer services at the Italian airports of Rome Fiumicino and Milan Bergamo for quite some time and is now extending this service to Porto Airport. “This is a great enrichment to our offer and opens up additional destinations for our passengers,” emphasizes Memmingen Airport Sales Manager Marcel Schütz. Anyone checking in at Memmingen will receive its luggage in Lisbon and will be able to reach the next flight in Porto. For both flights you get a booking number. The new offer is part of Ryanair’s AlwaysGettingBetter service offensive.

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Memmingen Airport gets EASA-Certificate

Safe is even safer: Now it’s official that Memmingen Airport fulfills all EU-legal requirements. After an extensive certification process the government of Upper Bavaria issued the EASA-Certificate to the Airport.

“Safety enjoys absolute priority”, commented Ralf Schmid, CEO of the Flughafen Memmingen GmbH. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has set itself the task of adding further strict requirements to national and international safety standards to achieve a uniformly high level throughout Europe.
The airport Memmingen was audited by the National Aviation Authority South Bavaria/government of Upper Bavaria as part of an extensive certification process. Up to 3.500 criteria from the areas of infrastructure, business, and organization were examined. With this report the experts confirm that the third civil airport in Bavaria optimized its already high security level. “This is another confirmation of the outstanding work our teams have been doing for years”, explained the head of the airport Ralf Schmid. “It also shows us what parts are important for the planned extension.” Last but not least the cooperation between the airport and the authority was intensified.

Joy in the award of certificates. The EASA-certificate verifies the high security level at Airport Memmingen. Our picture shows (from the left) CEO Ralf Schmid, Masoud Hejazian (National Aviation Authority South Bavaria), Ulrich Ehinger (Director of government, National Aviation Authority South Bavaria), Uwe Gindner, Marcel Schütz, Herbert Schalk, Rüdiger Franke, Julia Baumann (all from airport Memmingen) and Michael Sander (National Aviation Authority South Bavaria).

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Katowice new in the summer timetable 2018

Since October 2017, the airline Ryanair flies three times a week to the Polish capital Warsaw. Now, Wizz Air includes Katowice in their offer. From 20th of June 2018 the capital of the Polish Silesian Voivodeship will be offered four times a week. Katowice counts about 300,000 inhabitants.

The connection Memmingen – Vilnius / Lithuania will be no longer operated from the beginning of the summer timetable due to low demand.

Memmingen Airport expects additional passenger traffic of around 75,000 a year due to additional flights to Katowice and Sibiu, and despite the loss of the connection to Vilnius.

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Start Winter timetable 2017/18

With 29 destinations, the winter timetable 2017/18 at Memmingen Airport starts next Sunday (29th of October 2018). There have been never before – in the now ten-year history of the airport – so many destinations during a winter season.

The opening of the Ryanair base at Memmingen airport provided a further growth. Wizz Air is also continuously expanding the range of services and exclusively serving all-year destinations.

The winter timetable 2017/18 includes classics such as London, Moscow and Faro. From A like Alicante to V like Vilnius the offer is best suited for city and holiday trips and visits with friends and relatives. Numerous ski tourists from all over Europe, who use Memmingen as an ideal hub, are expected to explore the winter sport resorts of the Allgäu, Austria and Switzerland. Also part of the winter timetable are the new Ryanair destinations: Fèz in Morocco, Seville, Thessaloniki, Stockholm, Warsaw and Oradea in western Romania. Also the popular connection to Palma de Mallorca is now offered in winter.

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New from Memmingen Airport: Burgas and Athen

Anyone who is already planning his summer holiday 2018 will be given further sunny destinations: Burgas and Athen.

Twice a week Ryanair offers from the end of March flights to Burgas on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. And from 12th of May also twice a week Ryanair planes take off to Athen – the Greek capital.
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Ryanair opens new Memmingen base

The Irish airline Ryanair today (5th of September) opened its new base at Memmingen, its tenth base in Germany, with one based aircraft and 35 Ryanair employees, who have also found new home in Memmingen and its surroundings. In winter 2017/18 and summer 2018 six new routes to Fez, Oradea, Seville, Stockholm, Thessaloniki and Warsaw, as well as extra flights to Palma de Mallorca and Alicante are launched.
Kenny Jacobs, Chief Marketing Officer of Ryanair, had arrived from Dublin for the opening to celebrate an even closer relationship between airline and airport together with airport manager Ralf Schmid. The new routes will deliver about 860,000 passengers p.a. that is why more than 1.1 million passengers are expected in 2018.

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Memmingen Airport hit new passenger records

In the first four months of this year, Memmingen Airport breaks its own passenger records with 319,046 passengers.
“This is an absolute record in our almost 10-year history” says Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid. “The annual forecast 2017 remains at 1.1 million passengers and in the current financial year we are optimistic in view of its stability and a balanced operating result. We should be able to liquidate debts of currently 8 million Euros which will decrease the interest rate significantly.”

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Ryanair launches new Memmingen Airport base

The Irish airline Ryanair is stationing an aircraft (an investment of $100m) at Memmingen Airport and serves seven new routes with the start of the winter timetable 2017/18 to the Moroccan Fez, Lviv in Ukraine, Oradea in the west of Romania, Seville in the south of Spain, the Swedish capital Stockholm Skavsta, Thessaloniki in Greece and the Polish capital Warsaw.

The popular connection to Palma de Mallorca will be offered in winter as well. Thus it will be Ryanairs biggest ever Memmingen Airport winter schedule with 17 routes in total which will help deliver 825,000 customers p.a. as Ryanair grows its Memmingen Airport traffic by almost 40 %. Already by now record bookings from and to Memmingen for the coming summer 2017 can be recorded.

Memmingen Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid says: “This strong commitment of Ryanair at Memmingen Airport makes our offer even better. It is also a confirmation of the hard work that our team did over the past 10 years as well as a reward for the courage of our founding partners. Furthermore, it is an important sign of trust towards those in charge at Memmingen Airport and our local politicians. Our partner is expecting a quick development of the airport and trusts the involved political parties that actions will follow their promises and that they will support the planned construction. The increased activity of Ryanair in Memmingen secures double digit growth rates in the next two years and is important for the local tourism industry.”

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