Records: 15 million passengers in Tegel, seven million passengers in Schoenefeld10.01.2011
A closer look at the figures reveals:
Berlin Airports recorded a total of 22,323,489 passengers in 2010, 6.4 per cent more than in 2009 and thus better than the average international commercial airport in Germany (up approx. five per cent on 2009) for the eighth year in a row (source: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Deutscher Verkehrsflughäfen (ADV) – Association of German Commercial Airports). This result has enabled Berlin Airports to consolidate its position in third place in the ranking of German commercial airports and is expected to stabilise its market share at just under 12 per cent.
Top destinations in Germany, Europe and on long-haul routes
8,181,127 passengers flew to the Berlin airports in 2010 on domestic flights, 1.6 per cent more than in the previous year, while 13,044,717 passengers chose a European destination (up 8.3 percent on 2009).
Most passengers in 2010 took the domestic flight to Munich (1,816,388 passengers; +1.4 per cent), the European flight to London (1,282,294 passengers) – which was Berlin Airports’ biggest growth market last year (+229,454 passengers; +21.8 per cent) – and the long-haul route to New York (208,394 passengers).
Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports, said: “A closer look at the figures clearly shows that Berlin Airports is achieving not only quantitative, but also strong qualitative growth on important routes for business travellers. This provides further momentum for the new Capital Airport.”
New routes in 2011
Cumulated 2010 traffic figures
Schoenefeld Airport recorded 7,297,911 passengers, 500,753 more than in 2009, representing a 7.4 per cent increase. Passenger numbers at Schoenefeld Airport thus passed the seven million mark.
Berlin Airports recorded 235,165 flight movements last year (+1.5 per cent) and an increase in capacity utilisation on aircraft to 71.1 per cent.
26,881 tons of air freight were transported, 6,535 tons more than in 2009 (+32.1 per cent). Two-thirds of cargo carried by passenger aircraft at the Berlin airports is now transported on long-haul flights (especially Beijing and New York).
Traffic figures in December
The number of flight movements dropped by 1.1 per cent in December to 16,875.
Air freight rose at the Berlin airports in December to 2,218 tons (+14.4 per cent).