Going against the general economic downtrend: Berlin Airports continues to expand

10.09.2008
Rising passenger numbers / Over 8 per cent growth in Schoenefeld / Passenger numbers drop at Tempelhof
Berlin Airports today reported a growth in passenger numbers, despite the difficult global economic situation. In August, Berlin Airports handled a total of 1,958,036 passengers, marking a 5.2% increase on the previous month. “Berlin Airports is growing much faster than the average of Germany’s airports,” said Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports. “We are expecting slightly slacker growth for the second half of the current year but are delighted that the present figures show just how robust the market in Berlin is. In 2008, we are expecting 21 million passengers in total.”

Schoenefeld Airport registered 686,983 passengers in August. This is an increase of 8.1 per cent.

At Tegel Airport, 1,249,638 passengers were counted for the month under review. This is a 3.8 per cent increase on August of the previous year.

At Tempelhof Airport, 21,415 passengers were registered in August. This is a decrease of 6.9 per cent and it sees the airport continue its negative growth.

The total number of flight movements in August was 23,140 take-offs and landings, which is an increase of 5.6 per cent.

The volume of air freight dropped by 1 per cent to 1,680 tons.

All monthly figures are based on preliminary results

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