June figures: two million passengers for the first time07.07.2010
After the exceptional drop in traffic experienced in April as a result of the volcano ash cloud, the past two months have been characterised by very brisk growth.
Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, Chief Executive Officer of Berlin Airports, said: “We are very pleased with the excellent traffic figures for the first half of the year. The figures and the growth prove just how attractive Berlin’s aviation market is and show how sustainable our future is. Even with the strikes and the ash cloud, this year for the first time more than 22 million passengers will use Berlin’s airports.”
Schoenefeld Airport registered 663,257 passengers in June. This result is an increase of 9.8 per cent on the previous month.
At Tegel Airport there were 1,408,316 passengers in the same period, which is an increase of 11.7 per cent over June 2009.
Together, Schoenefeld and Tegel handled 21,935 flight movements, which is an increase of 5.5 per cent on the previous month.
In June, air freight also continued the strong growth trend: the volume of flown air cargo rose by 48.7 per cent to 2,414 tons. In total, between January and June 12,209 tons of air freight were flown, putting the increase for the first half of the year at 30.7 per cent compared with the same period of the previous year, and marking a rise of 11.5 per cent on the first half of 2008.
The monthly figures are based on preliminary figures.