Advanced Landing Ground R-67
|IATA: FMM – ICAO: EDJA
|Elevation AMSL||633 m / 2,077 ft|
Memmingen Airport (IATA: FMM, ICAO: EDJA) is a small public airport in the town of Memmingerberg near Memmingen, in the Swabia region of Germany. It is the smallest of three commercial airports in Bavaria and has the highest altitude of any commercial airport in Germany. Until 25 September 2008 it was known as Allgäu Airport/Memmingen. It is operated by Allgäu Airport GmbH & Co. KG, a limited partnership of several mostly local, medium-sized companies.
Located about 3.8 km (2.4 mi) from the centre of Memmingen and 110 km (68 mi) from the city centre of Munich, it serves Memmingen and the Allgäu area and also provides a low-cost alternative to Munich Airport and therefore is sometimes referred to as "Munich-West Airport".
A military airfield was built at Memmingerberg in 1935. It was used during World War II. After being rebuilt, it was used for US Air Force training flights from 1956. From 1959 to 2003, it was the home base of German Air Force fighter wing 34 ("Allgäu").
The airport was certified as a regional commercial airport on 20 July 2004 and commenced operation on 5 August 2004, but there were no scheduled or regular chartered flights. Scheduled flights to the 2005 Hanover Fair were cancelled due to lack of demand. In June 2005, the district of Oberallgäu granted initial finance of €480,000. A further sum of €200,000 was granted by the city of Memmingen after a popular vote on 25 September 2005. In 2006, scheduled flights to Dortmund and Rostock were planned but cancelled because the carrier became insolvent. In autumn 2006, the air transport company Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter offered chartered flights to Dortmund for two months, during which only 100 passengers were carried.
In March 2009, Ryanair announced seven new routes to/from Memmingen starting May 2009. They have continued to announce new routes and from May 2010 Ryanair operated 14 routes.
Memmingen airport has an Instrument Landing System (ILS) Category 1 for runway 24, NDB/DME, GPS RNAV. Although the length of the runway of about 3 km would allow larger planes, the airport's certificate only allows planes with wingspans up to 36 m due to the small taxiways originally designed for Lockheed F-104G Starfighters and Panavia Tornados.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Berlin||Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca|
|Ryanair||Dublin, London-Stansted, Málaga, Porto, Valencia
Seasonal: Alghero, Alicante, Chania, Edinburgh, Faro, Girona, Marrakech, Palma de Mallorca, Paphos, Rome-Ciampino, Stockholm-Skavsta, Tenerife-South (begins 1 November 2013), Trapani
|Wizz Air||Belgrade, Skopje, Târgu Mureș|
|Wizz Air Ukraine||Kiev-Zhuliany|