Nearest airport to FMM is Friedrichshafen, 88km to the west by road (Intersky base). Stuttgart is 140km to the north (HLX and Germanwings base), Munich is 115km to the east, Innsbruck 175km to the southeast.
The airport is close to one of Germany's favourite winter tourism areas. The area is also popular during summer, with the Alps and Lake Constance nearby. Strategy obviously is to benefit from year-round demand. The base will be a blow to local carrier Intersky at nearby FDH which serves Hamburg, Berlin and Naples with DHC8-300 equipment.
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2084 times:
last fall, HLX was poised to introduce daily service from MUC to LBC this summer. however, plans to do so were withdrawn due to a lack of subsidies and funding by regional authorities in Schleswig-Holstein.
I hope that the new services from Memmingen will not lead to those plans being put on the hold indefinitely, as I believe it is still in the cards to start in summer '08.
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