After the record year 2019 (1.346.750 passengers), Karlsruhe / Baden-Baden Airport was not spared a massive decline in passenger numbers in the Corona year: around 401.000 passengers used the FKB for their air travel in 2020. This means that the airport has to accept a decrease of around 70 percent compared to the previous year.
However, on the other hand, there was only a 15,6 percent decline in flight movements. “Even if air traffic is still in the midst of this severe crisis, I expect a slight recovery in passenger numbers. As the vaccine becomes available, people's longing to travel will increase again. The demand for travel, whether private or business, as well as the offers of the airlines will increase. Given these conditions, we are planning to handle around 700.000 passengers at the airport in 2021, ”says Neo-Managing Director Uwe Kotzan, who has been in charge at the airport since January 2021. The volume of air freight, on the other hand, increased by 2020 percent in 2019 compared to 55,7 to 1.915 tons. “This positive development of air freight at FKB will continue in 2021 with the two new freight lines to Dublin and Birmingham,” said Uwe Kotzan.