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.