Passenger record 2016, 32.9 million passengers at Berlin‘s airports

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Over three million more passengers flew from Schonefeld and Tegel in 2016 than in the previous year. In total 32,906,881 passengers were flown.

Passenger record 2016
32.9 million passengers at Berlin‘s airports

Over three million more passengers flew from Schonefeld and Tegel in 2016 than in the previous year. In total 32,906,881 passengers were flown. That’s 11.4 % more than 2015. At Schonefeld Airport the number of passengers over the entire year increased by as much as 36.7 % compared with the previous year.

Dr. Karsten Muhlenfeld, CEO of the Board of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH says: “The passenger record is a great success for the airport company as well as for our customers and partners. My special thanks go to all employees who, due to their excellent work, have made this possible. Each day, every single one of us works hard to ensure the safest and most comfortable flight operations for our passengers. We expect a further increase in passenger numbers in 2017.”

In the current traffic report, you’ll find the figures for passenger numbers, flights and air cargo for December 2016 as well as cumulatively for the entire year.

Traffic figures for January to December 2016

  • Passengers: from January to December, 32,906,881 passengers flew from Schonefeld and Tegel. That’s an increase of 11.4 % compared with the previous year. Some 11,652,922 passed through Schonefeld. That’s 36.7 % more than the previous year. Whilst 21,253,959 passengers flew from Tegel, that’s 1.2 % more than 2015.
  • Flights: the number of flights at Berlin’s airports rose in 2016 to 282,062 take offs and landings, an increase of 8.2 % compared with the previous year. At Schonefeld the number of flights grew to 96,562. This represents an increase of 26.8 %. At Tegel some 185,500 take offs and landings were recorded, that’s 0.6 % more than the previous year. 

Traffic figures December 2016

  • Passengers: in December, 2,602,905 passengers passed through Schonefeld and Tegel airports. That’s an increase of 12.8 % compared with the same month in the previous year. In December 1,033,014 passengers flew from Schonefeld (+27.6 %), at Tegel the figure was 1,569,891 passengers (+4.8 %).
  • Flights: the number of flights at Schonefeld and Tegel airports grew in December to 22,165 take offs and landings, an increase of 6.3 % compared with December 2015. At Schonefeld, the number of flights grew by 17.2 % to 8,079. At Tegel, the number of flights increased in December by 0.9 % to 14,086.

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