Continued strong growth in air traffic in Berlin

10.11.10 09:10
Double-digit growth in traffic in October / Berlin Airports’ winter flight schedule: 131 destinations in 50 countries / Three new long-haul destinations / Frequency increased on many existing routes
Berlin Airports’ winter flight schedule, which came into effect on October 31, clearly demonstrates how closely Berlin is linked to the rest of the world: 66 airlines fly to 131 destinations in 50 countries, including 16 domestic destinations, 91 services to European destinations and 24 to destinations outside of Europe. On average, around 2,000 flights take off from Berlin’s airports every week.

New destinations from Schoenefeld

easyJet flies twice daily to Amsterdam (Netherlands), three times weekly to Gothenburg (Sweden) and three times weekly to Lyon (France). A new arrival at Schoenefeld Airport is the Swiss carrier Sky Work Airlines. The airline flies six times a week to Berne (Switzerland).

New destinations from Tegel

airberlin, which has 53 destinations in 22 countries, an average of 541 starts per week and is the largest airline operating from Berlin’s airports, has added four new services to its schedule, including three new long-haul services: the airline now offers three weekly services to Dubai (United Arab Emirates), two weekly services to Miami (USA) and one flight per week to Mombasa (Kenya). airberlin’s services are rounded off by two daily services to Basle (Switzerland).

In addition to the new routes, many airlines have stepped up their service frequency to existing destinations, thus significantly boosting capacities from Berlin. For example, there are now 18 additional flights per week to London, 14 to Moscow, 13 each to Cologne/Bonn and Amsterdam and 11 each to Munich, Frankfurt and Helsinki.

Traffic figures for October

In October, Berlin’s airports reported 2,259,258 passengers. This is an increase of 10.6 per cent over the same month of the previous year. In total between January and October 2010, 18,841,077 passengers used the two airports, which is an increase of 6.4 per cent over the same period last year.

Schoenefeld Airport registered 727,287 passengers in October, which is an increase of 8.6 per cent.

At Tegel Airport 1,531,971 passengers were reported for the same period, an increase of 11.6 per cent.

Together, Schoenefeld and Tegel reported 22,181 flight movements, a month-on-month increase of 5.8 per cent.

The strong growth in air freight continued in October: flown cargo rose by 32.6 per cent to 2,423 tons. The total increase for the period from January to October is 34.1 per cent.

All values for this month are based on preliminary figures.

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