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Drastic decline in passenger numbers at Tegel and Schönefeld in March 2020 / Impacts of the corona pandemic have become dramatically worse

06.04.20 12:22

Berlin’s airports are recording a drastic slump in passenger numbers. In March, a decline in passengers of 64.7 percent was recorded at Tegel and Schönefeld for the whole month. However, the number of passengers has continued to fall significantly over the last few days. Air traffic around the world has almost completely broken down due to the global corona pandemic.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “The impacts of the corona crisis on air traffic have got worse from week to week in March. The decline is currently at around 95 percent, and that is at all German airports. Unfortunately, the current situation is not expected to improve in the coming weeks. The pandemic has virtually paralysed passenger flights. A recovery is not expected for several months.”


693,451 passengers were still being handled in March at Tegel Airport. That is a minus of 64.8 percent. Schönefeld had 341,429 passengers, which is 64.6 percent fewer than in the same month last year.


Flight movements fell less significantly than passenger numbers. A total of 12,979 aircraft took off and landed at both airports in March 2020, 46.5 percent fewer than in March 2019. This was 8,578 aircraft at Tegel, 46.9 percent fewer than in the same period last year. 4,401 aircraft took off and landed (minus 45.7 percent) at Schönefeld.
The airports in the capital region handled a total of 5,567,225 passengers in the first quarter of 2020, which is 29.4 percent less than in the first quarter of 2019.


Freight transport at Berlin’s airports in March declined only slightly by 16.7 percent to 2,321 tonnes (TXL 1,201.8 tonnes, SXF 1,119.2 tonnes).


The March traffic report with the final figures will be available online at the end of the month at

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