Dortmund Airport can benefit from the strong increase in demand this year, as the airport is currently on record course. In the last few months, it has managed to surpass the previous highs.
“Dortmund Airport was able to celebrate passenger records in June as well as in July and August 2022. The number of passengers was above the level of the comparable months in the record year 2019 before the corona pandemic," explains Managing Director Ludger van Bebber.
In August, for example, around 264.400 passengers were welcomed in Dortmund, which is more than 3.000 passengers more than in the previous peak month of August 2019. Never before have so many passengers flown to and from Dortmund. This makes Dortmund Airport stand out in a nationwide comparison. Unlike at Dortmund Airport, the number of passengers in German air traffic has not yet returned to the level before the pandemic. According to the airport association ADV, German airports recorded a drop in passenger numbers of 2022 percent from January to July 2019 compared to 39,6.
This year's NRW summer holidays from June 25th to August 9th set a new passenger record for Dortmund Airport: With a total of 391.900 passengers, it was the most successful holiday season in the airport's history. "These figures are extremely pleasing and give us confidence," says Ludger van Bebber. However, he also warned: “Despite the high number of passengers in the summer season, an outlook for the coming winter is currently associated with uncertainties. The effects of the pandemic and the increased energy prices as well as the development of inflation remain to be seen.”