Over 22 million passengers at Berlin Airports for the first time28.12.2010
New passenger record / Better than the overall market for the eighth time in succession
Today, the 22nd millionth passenger was welcomed by Berlin Airports. Mr Ole Jürgens was flying from Berlin-Tegel to Frankfurt am Main on Lufthansa. This is the first time that Berlin Airports has handled more than 22 million passengers in one year.
Compared with last year’s figures from January to November, passenger numbers at Berlin Airports went up by 6.7 per cent. In the same period, Germany’s commercial airports reported average growth of around 5 per cent (source: ADV)
Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, Chief Executive Office of Berlin Airports, commented: “We are delighted to announce today that Berlin Airports has set a new record of 22 million passengers. In 2010 we achieved the best results since Berlin’s airports started operating, despite the fact that the year got off to a critical start with the ash cloud, strikes and a severe winter. This is the eighth time in succession that we have performed better than the overall market. The new passenger record and our twelve long-haul services from Berlin mean that we have already achieved the goals we set ourselves for the first year after the opening of BBI.”