First quarter brings major growth in traffic08.04.2011
Traffic figures for Tegel and Schoenefeld Airport vary greatly: while passenger numbers at Tegel are rising – 3,493,155 passengers were handled in the first quarter, 11.4 per cent more than in the same period the previous year – aviation tax is causing Schoenefeld Airport to stagnate: 1,521,739 passengers were recorded in the first three months of 2011, just 0.3 per cent more than in the first quarter of 2010.
Tegel recorded 1,314,319 passengers in March (+7.3 per cent) and Schoenefeld recorded 565,564 passengers (-3.8 per cent). In total, the two Berlin airports recorded 1,879,883 passengers (+3.7 per cent). The number of flight movements has risen slightly: 20,513 (+1.6 per cent). And air freight has risen sharply: 2,846 tons were transported in March (+32.3 per cent).
All values for this month are based on preliminary figures.