Berlin Airports continues its strong growth trend in May

Despite flight cancellations due to ash cloud
The strong growth in traffic at Berlin Airports continues into May – despite airspace closures due to the latest volcanic ash cloud, which led to the cancellation of 185 of the 700 flights scheduled on 25 May in Berlin (around 25 in Schoenefeld and approx. 160 in Tegel) and affected almost 20,000 passengers.

A total of 2,165,178 passengers were recorded at the Berlin airports in May, 10.1 per cent more than in the same month the previous year.

Once again, traffic figures for the two Berlin airports vary greatly. The aviation tax introduced at the beginning of the year is clearly still having a negative impact on Schoenefeld Airport, which recorded 606,208 passengers in May, down 5.5 per cent on the year.

1,558,970 passengers were handled in Tegel in the same period, up 17.7 per cent on the year.

Schoenefeld and Tegel combined also achieved a positive result, recording 22,427 flight movements and thus 6.1 per cent more than in the same month the previous year.

Air freight flown recorded strong growth in May, increasing considerably by 66.1 per cent to 2,857 tons. The main reason for this was the addition of airberlin’s new long-haul route from Berlin-Tegel to New York JFK.

A total of 9,139,016 passengers have been recorded at Schoenefeld and Tegel since the beginning of the year, over a million more than in the same period the previous year (+13.5 per cent). At 13,010 tons (+32.8 per cent), the volume of air freight has also increased significantly in the same period.

All values for this month are based on preliminary figures.

The traffic statistics of Berlin Airports (final figures) can be found online at:

Spokesman Lars Wagner

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

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