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Published on : Friday, November 15, 2013
From January to October 2013, 22,339,666 passengers took off and landed at Berlin’s Schönefeld and Tegel airports. This represents a growth of four per cent compared to the same period the previous year. During the first ten months of the year, 5,707,512 passengers were recorded at Schönefeld (-6.5 per cent) and 16,632,154 passengers at Tegel (+8.2 per cent).
“The positive results of the business operations at Schönefeld and Tegel are extremely pleasing,” says Hartmut Mehdorn, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. “We are on the verge of another passenger record at the end of the year. At no other airport in Germany are passenger numbers growing so strongly as here in the capital region,” he adds.
The number of flight movements in the January to October period fell to a total of 202,430 take-offs and landings, which represents a decrease of 1.8 per cent compared to the same period the previous year. In Schönefeld, the number of flight movements fell to 55,099 compared to the previous year. This corresponds to a decrease of 10.6 per cent. At Tegel there was a slight increase of 1.9 per cent compared to the previous year. During the first ten months of the year, a total of 147,331 flight movements were recorded at Tegel.
Air freight at Schönefeld and Tegel airports during the period of January to October 2013 amounted to 28,826 tonnes, which represents an increase of 5.6 per cent compared to the same period the previous year.
Traffic report for the month of October:
Last month a total of 2,519,100 passengers used Schönefeld and Tegel airports (+4.2 per cent). At Schönefeld Airport, 655,527 passengers were recorded last month. That is 3.4 per cent less than in the same period the previous year. In Tegel, 1,863,573 passengers were recorded in the month of October, 7.1 per cent more than in October 2012.
The total number of flight movements in October amounted to 22,095 take-offs and landings, which represents a decrease of 2.5 per cent compared to the same period the previous year. The amount of air freight carried in October increased by 23.7 per cent to 3,657 tonnes.