Successful milestone: Berlin Airports welcomes 20 millionth passenger

08.12.2009
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It is the final spurt at Berlin Airports: despite the difficult economic conditions and declining passenger figures over the course of the year, Berlin Airports welcomed the 20 millionth passenger on Monday evening.

The milestone passenger flew with Air Berlin from Krakow to Berlin. Dr. Ewa Bojenko-Izdebska (58) is professor of political science at the University of Krakow.

Berlin Airports’ Chief Executive Office, Professor Dr. Rainer Schwarz, said: “Even in 2009, a year dominated by the financial crisis, Berlin Airports has achieved all its business targets. This shows how robust Berlin’s air traffic services are. We have a broad appeal and are well positioned, which allows us to continue our success story of the past few years. In 2009, for the seventh year in succession, we have performed better than the average of all airports in Germany.”

The 20 millionth passenger was using the service between Berlin-Tegel and Krakow, which launched on 25 April 2009. Air Berlin flies to the city in southern Poland four times a week, on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. So far, 13,000 passengers have used the service.

Bookings can be made through the website at www.airberlin.com, by phone on 0180 5737800 (land line calls charged at €0.14 per minute, other rates apply for mobile calls) or at www.viaberlin.com.

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