Memmingen Airport continues to grow

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Memmingen Airport recorded a total of 2024 passengers between January and March 614.000, putting it closer to the top ten of German airports. The State Office for Statistics in Bavaria reported that Memmingen handled around 2,8 million passengers last year and expects more than three million this year.

For comparison: Nuremberg Airport registered 627.000 passengers in the same period, which corresponds to growth of 7,4 percent. Munich counted 7,9 million passengers in the first quarter, an increase of 14,2 percent compared to the previous year. The numbers from Munich reached 80 percent of the number of passengers in 2019.

Memmingen has already significantly exceeded its pre-Corona numbers in 2022 and could overtake Dortmund Airport in 2024 as a whole, which recorded around 2023 million passengers in 2,9. The largest airlines in Memmingen are Wizz Air, which serves destinations in Southeastern Europe, and Ryanair, which flies to destinations in Italy, Spain, Greece, Great Britain and Ireland. Eurowings and Tui also have holiday flights to the Mediterranean.

The airport is planning further expansion to meet growing demand. According to the airport association ADV, German airports welcomed 39,6 million passengers in the first quarter, an increase of 13,2 percent compared to the same period last year. However, the ADV emphasizes that air traffic in Germany is growing more slowly than in other large European markets and complains about high air traffic taxes, security costs and air traffic control fees.

Logo at Memmingen Airport (Photo: Jan Gruber).
Logo at Memmingen Airport (Photo: Jan Gruber).