MUNICH/MEMMINGEN The first scheduled flight from Moscow arrived at Allgäu Airport today. Bavaria’s Vice Minister of Economic Affairs Franz Josef Pschierer: “Allgäu Airport is an important gateway to the world for the Allgäu region. And Russia is and remains an important export market. Relations between Russia and southern Germany have been outstanding for many years. This is of particular value to our small and medium-sized companies. The new airline will play its part in further intensifying our contacts to Eastern Europe. This will result in a boost for the entire region.”
Pschierer adds: “There’s no prosperity without mobility. To this end, we increased our support for urgently needed investments in Allgäu Airport once again last year. Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow is the tenth destination the Allgäu Airport is servicing in Eastern Europe.”
Allgäu Airport is Bavaria’s third-largest commercial airport after the international airports in Munich and Nuremberg and was developed as the civilian successor to the former military airport in Memmingerberg. Thanks to the equipment and facilities left from the military era, the airport has the infrastructure available for expanding it into an attractive civilian commercial airport at a relatively low cost.