First half-year 2007: Berlin Airports on course for success

18.07.2007
Clear increase in passenger numbers, aviation sales and operating income / Traffic continues to grow / Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports, sees positive business development
High growth rates in passenger numbers, aviation sales and operating income characterise the business development of Berlin Airports in the first half-year 2007. Berlin Airports is thus on course for success and is also becoming more dynamic. "Berlin Airports has once again experienced strong growth in the first six months. And not only in passenger numbers, business development has also become more dynamic. We are well prepared to face the increasingly difficult challenges of global competition", said Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports, at today's press review of the first half-year 2007 in Berlin.

In the first half-year 2007, a total of 9,294,945 passengers were handled at all three Berlin Airports. This represents a year-on-year increase of 7 per cent. In absolute numbers, over 600,000 additional passengers flew to and from Berlin in the first six months.

Traffic figures: Schoenefeld and Tegel climbing, Tempelhof continuing to decline

In the same period, the airports Schoenefeld and Tegel recorded above-average growth in passengers. In the reporting period, Schoenefeld handled 3,006,744 passengers. This result represents a 9.6 per cent increase. 6,103,800 passengers were recorded in Tegel in the first six months of this year, representing a year-on-year increase of 9 per cent. In contrast, passenger development in Tempelhof declined strongly. Only 184,401 passengers were recorded here in the first six months. This represents a 46.2 per cent decline.

Aviation sales increase significantly

Business developed extremely positively in the first half of 2007 due to the increase in traffic. Aviation sales rose by 12 per cent to over 75 million euros. Operating income (consolidated) also rose as per the end of June 2007 by 13 per cent to around 124 million euros. Schwarz stressed: "We will continue to pursue our strategy of systematically increasing sales, maintaining strict cost discipline and continuously increasing efficiency. The positive business development of the first six months shows that we are on the right track. The positive business development is also a key contributor to financing BBI."

Berlin Airports is expecting a total volume of over 19 million passengers in 2007.

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