More passengers than ever before

23.01.07 09:38
2006: 18.5 million passengers / Forecast for 2007: over 19 million passengers
2006 was the busiest year in the history of the Berlin Airports, which handled a record total of 18,506,506 passengers, representing a year-on-year increase of 7.9 per cent. This puts Berlin among the fastest-growing of Germany’s 19 commercial airports. Berlin also succeeded in consolidating its position as the third-largest German airport location in 2006. The city’s share in the German commercial aviation market currently exceeds 10 per cent. Low-cost air travel, which today accounts for about half of Berlin’s total passenger volume, was the key driver of traffic growth last year. In the light of this favourable trend in air traffic, the Berlin Airports chief, Dr Rainer Schwarz, is optimistic about the future: “We will top the 19-million mark for the first time, this year. The passenger boom in Berlin remains unbroken and the airline industry is responding with an increase in services. Some 7 per cent more take-offs and landings have been co-ordinated for the coming summer flight schedule than for the corresponding period of the previous year.

Schoenefeld reported 19.4 per cent growth, with 6,059,343 passengers handled at the airport. This once again makes Schoenefeld the leader in Germany’s growth stakes. In the space of just three years, Schoenefeld has succeeded in more than trebling its passenger volume.

Tegel Airport continues to be the backbone of Berlin air traffic. In all, 11,812,625 passengers used Tegel Airport in 2006. This result denotes growth of 2.4 per cent. Tempelhof recorded 634,538 passengers in 2006, which represents an increase of 16.3 per cent over the corresponding period in 2005.

Tempelhof profited especially from the high-volume dba Cologne/Bonn flights, which were moved to Tegel as of 1 November 2006.

The total number of flight movements at the three Berlin Airports totals 250,502 take-offs and landings, a year-on-year increase of 4.5 per cent.

In 2006, altogether 27,165 tonnes of air freight were transshipped at the Berlin Airports, 14.8 per cent fewer than in the previous year.

At 9,896 tonnes, the volume of airmail freight was down by 18 per cent.

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