Aviation tax stems growth in Berlin-Schoenefeld

1,587,586 passengers were recorded at the Berlin airports in February, 10.9 per cent more than in the same month the previous year. A total of 3,134,749 passengers were handled in the first two months of 2011, 10.4 per cent more than in the same period the previous year.
Schoenefeld Airport recorded 465,875 passengers in February, representing a year-on-year decrease of 1.4 per cent. The negative impact caused by the introduction of aviation tax at the beginning of the year is particularly noticeable here – for example, Irish airline Ryanair was forced to cancel its three domestic German flights to Weeze, Bremen and Hahn.

Tegel recorded 1,121,711 passengers in the same period, up 17 per cent on the year.

Schoenefeld and Tegel combined also achieved a positive result, recording 17,670 flight movements and thus 6.1 per cent more than in the same month the previous year.

Air freight flown recorded strong growth in February, increasing by 40.1 per cent to 2,409 tons.

All values for this month are based on preliminary figures.

Spokesman Lars Wagner

Lars Wagner Head of the Press Office / Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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