More passengers than ever before: Berlin Airports’ growth trend continues06.07.2011
In the first six months of this year, more passengers were recorded at Berlin’s airports than ever before. Between January and June, a total of 11,290,178 passengers arrived at and departed from Schoenefeld and Tegel. That is an increase of 1,169,628 passengers compared to the same period of the previous year (+11.6 per cent). In the first six months of the year, 3,353,151 passengers (+1.4 per cent) were recorded in Schoenefeld and 7,937,027 passengers (+16.5 per cent) in Tegel.
The number of flight movements increased in the first six months by 6.1 per cent to 119,703 compared to the same period of the previous year. The quantity of air freight likewise rose sharply during the same period and amounted to 15,948 tonnes (+30.6 per cent).
The growth in traffic at Berlin’s airports also continued in June: a total of 2,150,114 passengers were recorded during that month in Berlin. With an increase of 3.8 per cent compared to the same month of the previous year, this is the best June result of all time. Since the commencement of the summer flight schedule, 80 airlines are flying from Berlin to 164 destinations in 52 countries. Besides numerous increases in flight frequency, 13 new destinations have also been added, such as Vilnius, Verona, Novosibirsk and Amman to name but a few.
The traffic figures of the two Berlin airports continue to differ considerably: Schoenefeld Airport registered 632,988 passengers in June. This represents a drop of 4.6 per cent.
During the same period, 1,517,126 passengers used Tegel – an increase of 7.7 per cent.
The flight movements in June for Schoenefeld and Tegel combined totalled 21,606 – a 1.5 per cent drop compared to the same month of the previous year. Strong growth was also seen again in June in air freight: at 2,933 tonnes, the amount of cargo flown increased by 21.5 per cent.
The monthly values are based on preliminary figures.
The traffic statistics of Berlin Airports (final figures) can be found online at: