Passenger record at Schönefeld and Tegel: Berlin hits the 25-million mark

28.12.12 13:55
She's 24 years of age, studies Linguistics and Cultural Studies in Dresden and holds a record at Berlin Brandenburg Airport as of this morning: Torunn Akersveen Lied is the 25 millionth passenger at Schönefeld and Tegel Air-ports this year. A Norwegian native, she checked in this morning for her 11:40 flight DY1103 with Norwegian Air Shuttle to Oslo along with her part-ner, Hauke Sokollek (24, physiotherapist). Norwegian Air Shuttle will bear the costs of her next flight departing from Berlin: two tickets for herself and a companion were already presented to Torunn Akersveen Lied this morning. Having met in Hamburg, the student now lives with her partner in Dresden. They are visiting Torunn Akersveen Lied's parents in Oslo over New Year.

Airport CEO Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz: "The first time the 25-million pas-senger mark is passed is a historical moment for Berlin Airports. This now sees our airport system join the so-called "Group 1 Airports" of the world's major airports in the Airports Council International (ACI). With passenger growth of almost six per cent this year, we are the strongest growing airport in Germany. We are also increasing our market share as average increases by ADV airports are only 1.5 per cent. Schönefeld and Tegel Airports have doubled their passenger numbers over the past eight years."

A total of 60 airlines currently depart from Schönefeld and Tegel Airports for 133 destinations around the globe.

Norwegian Air Shuttle, which has now carried the 25 millionth passenger, has been flying to Schönefeld since March 2004. The current winter flight plan sees the airline departing 34 times a week to Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm, among other destinations. The Scandinavian airline has 69 aircraft.

Lasse Sandaker-Nielsen, Press Spokesman for Norwegian Air Shuttle: "We congratulate Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH on its 25 millionth pas-senger. Norwegian has been flying from Berlin to various Scandinavian airports for several years now. During this period, we have carried hundreds of thousands of passengers between the German capital and Scandinavia. Norwegian is an airline which is steadily growing. We have already ordered 280 aircraft for the next few years. We would be delighted to carry even more passengers on our routes between Germany and Scandinavia."

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