Successful start to 2014: Strong passenger growth at TXL and SXF10.02.2014
In January, 1,756,980 passengers took off and landed at the Berlin airports Schönefeld and Tegel; 7.9 per cent more than in the same period the previous year. In the first month of the year, 446,333 passengers (+3.3 per cent) were recorded in Schönefeld and 1,310,647 passengers (+9.6 per cent) in Tegel.
Hartmut Mehdorn, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: ‘The year is off to a successful start for the Berlin airports. Continuing passenger growth is good news for the region. We are particularly pleased that business operations could be maintained, despite the difficult weather conditions, without any major disruptions. Staff have done a great job here. This once again shows that we were well prepared and that our winter concept is just as effective as it was last year.’
The total number of flight movements in January rose by 3.0 per cent on the year to 17,489 take-offs and landings. The number of flight movements in Schönefeld dropped to 4,738 – 1.3 per cent less than in the previous year – while the number of flight movements in Tegel increased by 4.7 per cent compared to the previous year. A total of 12,751 flight movements were recorded in Tegel in the first month of the year.
Schönefeld and Tegel Airport recorded 2,942 tonnes of air freight in January; 31.5 per cent more than in the same period the previous year.
All information given is based on preliminary figures.