Berlin Airports continues to develop better than the market

28.07.2009
Passenger development stabilises / Moderate decline in June
In the first six months of this year, 9.8 million passengers flew to and from Berlin, i.e. 4.4 per cent less than in the first six months of 2008. The average decline in passengers across all German airports in the first half-year is approximately twice as high. “The first six months confirm our estimation: Berlin is not following the general national market trend in Germany. We anticipate a 4 per cent decline in passenger traffic by the end of the year”, says Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports. “With this in mind, we have pulled out all the stops with our cost-cutting programme Herkules: by the end of the year we aim to save a total of 15 million euros rather than the planned ten million.”

In June, a total of 1,865,167 passengers were handled at the Berlin airports Tegel and Schoenefeld. This represents a year-on-year decrease of 2.5 per cent, thus consolidating the trend displayed in the past few months.

In June, 604,262 passengers were recorded at Schoenefeld Airport. This corresponds with the result obtained in the same period of the previous year.

1,260,905 passengers were handled at Tegel in the reporting month. This represents a year-on-year decrease of 1.2 per cent.

The total number of aircraft movements in June amounted to 20,784 take-offs and landings. This represents a year-on-year decrease of 17.6 per cent.

At 1,624 tons, air freight flown dropped by 10 per cent.

The traffic statistics of Berlin Airports can be found online at

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