Berlin Brandenburg: More than nine million passengers in the first four months

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In April 2016, a total of 2,604,218 passengers took off and landed at the Berlin airports Schönefeld and Tegel; 8.2 percent more than in April the previous year. 900,342 passengers were recorded in Schönefeld (up 34.2 percent compared to April 2015) and 1,703,876 in Tegel (down 1.8 percent on the same month the previous year).

In the first four months of 2016, a total of 9,413,070 passengers used the airports Schönefeld and Tegel; 11.6 percent more than in the same period the previous year. During this period, 86,812 flight movements were recorded; 10.4 percent more than in the same period the previous year.

Airport CEO Karsten Mühlenfeld said: “The Berlin-Brandenburg airport location is showing sustainable growth. In the first four months alone, more than nine million passengers have used the Berlin airports Schönefeld and Tegel. Capacities are being increased to meet the continuing strong growth in passenger numbers in SXF. The construction work for expanding Terminal B, the renovation work on multi-storey car park P4 and the building preparations for the new Terminal D2 are well under way.”

Both airports combined recorded 23,815 flight movements in April; 9.8 percent more than in the same month the previous year. The number of flight movements in Schönefeld rose to 7,990; up 27.7 percent on the same period the previous year. 15,825 flight movements were recorded in Tegel, representing a 2.6 percent increase in the number of take-offs and landings compared to April 2015.

In terms of air freight, 3,631 tons were recorded at the airports Schönefeld and Tegel in April 2016. This represents a marginal year-on-year increase in air freight volume of 0.1 percent. At 673 tons, air freight volume in Schönefeld in April 2016 was down 3 percent on the year. 2,958 tons of freight were shifted at Tegel Airport; 0.6 percent more than in April 2015.