Despite the ash cloud, strikes and a hard winter: Half a million passengers more than 200904.08.2010
Berlin Airports’ CEO, Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, said: “Berlin Airports is on course for sustained growth. An increase of half a million passengers, in spite of the havoc caused by the ash cloud, numerous strikes and a long, hard winter, is truly outstanding. And what is even more pleasing is that the number of passengers transferring in Tegel has doubled since Air Berlin started using the airport as a hub in May. We are confident that we will finish the year with a new record of more than 22 million passengers.”
In July, Berlin Airports reported 2,162,513 passengers, which is 196,275 more than in the same month of the previous year, and represents an increase of 10.0 per cent.
Schoenefeld Airport reported 730,775 passengers in July. This is a year-on-year increase of 6.9 per cent.
In the same period, 1,431,738 passengers used Tegel airport, which is an increase of 11.6 per cent over July 2009.
Together, Schoenefeld and Tegel reported 21,180 flight movements, which is an increase of 2.5 per cent compared with the same month of the previous year.
Air freight, which is a reliable early indicator of overall economic development, continues this growth trend. The volume of air cargo flown in July went up by 32.3 per cent to 2,393 tons. This result is in line with the overall growth trend for this year: in total, between January and July 14,601 tons of air freight were flown from Berlin’s airports, an increase of 31.0 per cent on the same period of the previous year.
The monthly figures are based on preliminary figures.