Airspace reopened – air traffic returning to normal21.04.2010
After several days of restrictions, however, it will take some time before normal operation is resumed. Passengers are therefore kindly requested to contact their airlines or tour operators well before embarking on their journey. Travellers can also contact Berlin Airports’ call centre on +49 180 500-0186.
The real extent of the economic impact of the volcanic eruption on air traffic in Germany, Europe and the capital region of Berlin and Brandenburg is not yet known. Some 3,000 flights were cancelled at the Berlin airports up until Tuesday evening – more than 250,000 passengers were unable to take-off or land in Tegel and Schoenefeld. According to current estimations, Berlin Airports is expected to have lost €5 million in revenue.