Berlin Airports’ Traffic Report - Record: Winter Flight Schedule With 131 Destinations in 50 Countries

04.11.2011
Sixty-nine airlines operate from Berlin / Moderate air traffic growth in October

 In the last winter before the opening on 3 June 2012 of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt, Germany’s capital city region has better air links than ever before. At Berlin’s Tegel and Schoenefeld airports, 69 airlines serve a total of 131 destinations in 50 countries. Destinations in warm-water regions – around the Mediterranean and in the Canary Islands – are the airlines’ and tour operators’ main focus.

The winter flight schedule also includes new connections to Copenhagen (Norwegian, four times a week), Wroclaw and Gdansk (OLD Jetair, three times a week each), and Agadir, Manchester and Teneriffe (all easyjet, up to five times a week). Berlin Airports anticipates 85 additional flight movements per week under the winter flight schedule.

Berlin Airports’ Air Traffic Report

A total of 2,307,137 passengers used Berlin’s airports in October. That is a 2.1 per cent increase on the previous month. Altogether, 20,338,728 passengers passed through the airports between January and October, 7.9 per cent more than in the corresponding period of the previous year.

The introduction of the German air traffic tax at the beginning of the year has had a negative effect on traffic figures at Schoenefeld airport. A total of 6,058,142 passengers were recorded between January and October; that’s 2.0 per cent down on the previous year’s corresponding figure. At Tegel Airport 14,280,586 passengers have been recorded since the beginning of the year, representing year-on-year growth of 12.8 per cent.

The volume of air freight transported rose from January to October by 18.2 per cent to a total of 26,166 tonnes. Since the summer, however, Berlin Airports has recorded slower growth rates in air freight, which is an early indicator of the economic trend.

Traffic Statistics in October

In October, Schoenefeld Airport recorded 693,741 passengers; that’s 4.6 per cent fewer than in the previous month. At Tegel, 1,613,396 passengers were recorded in October, representing 5.3 per cent growth.

At 2590 tonnes, air freight volume was 6.3 per cent up on the corresponding month of the previous year. Flight movements at Schoenefeld and Tegel Airports totalled 21,887, 1.3 per cent less than in the same month of the previous year.

The month’s statistics are based on provisional figures. You will find the traffic statistics for Berlin Airports (final figures) at:

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