New passenger record, new long-haul routes, increased profitability17.12.2007
New passenger record
The driving force behind this year's growth is Tegel Airport with an increase in passenger figures of around 12 per cent. 13.2 million passengers are expected to pass through Berlin's busiest airport in 2007. Schoenefeld is growing by 3 per cent to around 6.3 million passengers. 350,000 passengers took off and landed at Tempelhof Airport, almost 50 per cent less than last year.
Success on long-haul routes
Dr. Rainer Schwarz: "The airport location Berlin has reached a new level of quality. Compared to the rest of the industry right now, Berlin Airports is highly diversified: we are recording substantial growth not only in long-haul flights, but also in traditional and low-cost carriers. Berlin has consolidated its position as the third-largest airport location. We are growing at a rate of 30 per cent faster than the average German airport."
Dr. Rainer Schwarz: "The positive economic development of Berlin Airports surpasses the target figures outlined in our financial planning in line with the Focus 440 programme. With around 170 million euros, we have already generated almost 40 per cent of equity financing for BBI."
Building progress on the Capital Airport BBI
Dr. Rainer Schwarz: "One year after the official start of construction work and the BBI construction site is unrecognisable: cranes are turning, diggers are rolling, concrete is flowing. The newly opened BBI Infotower transforms the construction site into a showplace."
Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports: "Berlin Airports is on the right track: with the successful development of the airports Tegel and Schoenefeld, we are building a springboard for BBI."