Due to the closure of Berlin-Tegel Airport, the number of passengers at Berlin Airports (plural) will be reported for the last time: Schönefeld and Tegel together counted 2020 passengers in October 581.322. Compared to September 2020, this means a decrease of 16,2 percent.
The airport management is leading this to the lockdown wave that is gradually sweeping across Europe. Furthermore, the demand was severely restricted by recent travel restrictions. The Schönefeld site (referred to as BER since October 25, 2020) counted 181.962 passengers. In Tegel there were 399.630 travelers. In a direct comparison with the same month last year, the locations lost almost 82 percent of their volume.
9.011 flight movements were registered for both airports, of which Schönefeld operated 3.428 and Tegel 5.583 flights. Compared to the previous year, this means a minus of 64,8 percent. In the period from January to October, a total of 8.619.913 passengers have been carried so far. Of these, around 2.782.139 in Schönefeld and 5.837.774 in Tegel. This means that the number of passengers up to and including October is only 28,3 percent compared to the same period last year.
“The extremely difficult situation in our industry is worsening. With massive travel restrictions and extensive lockdowns in many countries, it is becoming increasingly difficult to travel by air. Airports and airlines are in a crisis, the end of which is not yet in sight. The fact that the capital region with BER now has the best conditions to optimally support the economic recovery after the pandemic is currently only a small consolation. In order to survive the severe crisis, like all airports in Germany, we are dependent on the support of the shareholders ”, explains airport director Engelbert Lütke Daldrup.