In 2022, Memmingen Airport in Bavaria was not only able to recover from the effects of the corona pandemic, but also exceeded the record level of 2019 by around 16 percent. You could increase by around 15,6 percent.
In 2022 as a whole, 1.991.654 passengers used Allgäu Airport. The Bavarian regional airport had 268.885 more passengers than in the previous record year 2019. At that time, Memmingen had around 1,72 million passengers. Airport manager Ralf Schmid also attributes the development to the fact that the need for travel was particularly high in the year 2022, which just ended.
“There was a lot of catching up to do. Not only in terms of tourism, but above all when visiting relatives and friends," says Schmid. "We are pleased about the great growth," emphasizes Schmid, "which we have achieved thanks to our committed team and our strong airline partners." Since autumn 2022, the Ryanair subsidiary Malta Air has stationed a third aircraft at Allgäu Airport. The offer is to be further expanded in the 2023 summer flight schedule. From June 8, 2023, the tour operator Tui will be offering Crete holidays, among other things.
The Memmingen management assumes that in 2023 the two million passenger mark will be "easily passed". Around 2,3 million passengers are forecast, which is around 15 percent more than in 2022. “This is not least due to the two major airport partners Ryanair and Wizz Air, who are constantly increasing frequencies on numerous existing routes. All in all, Memmingen Airport is offering more than 50 destinations in 24 countries with five airlines this year,” says Allgäu-Airport.
The growth also ensures that the airport job machine continues to generate new jobs. This year, the 237 employees at Flughafen Memmingen GmbH and Allgate GmbH are to have around 50 new colleagues. "We need reinforcements," emphasizes Managing Director Ralf Schmid, "and are happy to have motivated new employees who will continue our growth course with us." The infrastructure is also to be adapted in several steps by 2026 to the strong demand and the increasing official requirements. Among other things, the check-in area and the upper floor in the arrivals hall will be expanded and the upper floor in the terminal will be expanded.