Berlin Airports better than the national average for the seventh year in a row

Almost 21 million passengers at Berlin airports / Improved market share / Traffic volume down two per cent in 2009
Berlin Airports recorded a total of 20,977,242 passengers in 2009, down 2 per cent on 2008 yet much better than the average international commercial airport in Germany (down 4.8 per cent on 2008) for the seventh year in a row.

“Although Berlin Airports narrowly missed achieving the traffic figures of the previous year due to the difficult macroeconomic environment, this result has enabled it to consolidate its position in third place in the ranking of German commercial airports. Our share of the German air traffic market has once again grown and is now 11.6 per cent”, said Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports. “In 2010 we are expecting traffic to stabilise and once again hope to significantly exceed the record of 21 million passengers.”

A total of 14,180,084 passengers were handled at Tegel Airport in 2009, 306,526 less than in the previous year (-2.1 per cent).

Schoenefeld Airport recorded 6,797,158 passengers, 158,996 passengers more than in 2008, representing a 2.4 per cent increase.

Berlin Airports recorded 231,800 flight movements in 2008 (-13.3 per cent). 20,339 tons of air freight were transported, 2,030 tons less than in 2008 (-9.1 per cent).

In December 2009, a total of 1,571,596 passengers used the Berlin airports (+3.3 per cent compared to the same month the previous year): 1,053,233 passengers in Tegel (+0.8 per cent) and 518,363 passengers in Schoenefeld (+8.8 per cent). Air freight rose at the Berlin airports in December to 1,931 tons (+24.7 per cent), while flight movements dropped by 1.6 per cent to 17,060.

All traffic figures are based on preliminary figures.

Spokesman Lars Wagner

Lars Wagner Head of the Press Office / Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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