Memmingen Airport approached the million mark again last year: After a corona-related minus in the previous year, 2021 was characterized by consolidation. Now one hopes to reach the level of 2019 again this year.
After a balance of 690.780 passengers in the previous year, Memmingen Airport was able to climb again in 2021 and recorded an increase of 980.503 percent with 42 passengers. “Despite all the restrictions, the desire and will to travel was clearly noticeable among our passengers,” explains Airport Managing Director Ralf Schmid. The airlines flying to Memmingen have also done their best to maintain an attractive offer and even to expand it to include a few new destinations. The new flight connections from Memmingen to Plovdiv, the second largest city in Bulgaria, and to Lappeenranta in Finland recently celebrated their premiere. A total of 11 new destinations were added.
The new year has now started with optimism, and it is hoped that it will again reach the previous record of around 1,7 million passengers from 2019. "Corona continues to present a major challenge, especially with the new Omikron virus variant," says Ralf Schmid, "we have to wait and see how things develop." Nevertheless, we hope that the situation will calm down in early summer. This year, in the 15th year of scheduled flight operations in Memmingen, people are cautiously optimistic that they will be able to continue climbing.
Last year Sofia came first in the favor of passengers, followed by Skopje and Palma. On March 27, Ryanair will connect Memmingen Airport with Santiago de Compostela for the first time. Then it goes to the northern Spanish city twice a week (Sunday and Thursday). 53 destinations can already be booked with four airlines from Memmingen for the coming summer.