Passenger numbers: Saarbrücken exceeds pre-crisis figures

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The German airport Saarbrücken counted around 2022 passengers in the summer of 264.000, around 14 percent more than in the same period of 2019. The airport is “very satisfied” with the development.

Between January and October 2022, the destinations Crete, Fuerteventura and Antalya would have been in particularly high demand. Around 81.000, a good 30.000 or around 56 percent more passengers traveled to the Turkish Riviera with the two airlines SunExpress and Corendon than three years ago. The rate of increase to Crete, where around 47 passengers flew, was almost as high at around 22.000 percent. The number of passengers to Mallorca was at a similar level to the year before the pandemic, where around 110.000 people traveled, around 4.000 or four percent fewer than in 2019.

It is already clear for the coming summer season that SmartLynx will again serve the same destinations with the same frequency on behalf of Tui Deutschland as this summer: Mallorca, the Greek islands of Crete, Kos and Rhodes as well as the Canary Islands of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife. SunExpress will not only increase the number of flights to Antalya to up to seven flights per week and fly to the destination all year round, but has also announced a new destination in the metropolis of Izmir, which can already be booked. From May 26, 2023, it will initially go to the Turkish Aegean once and then twice a week from June 25.

Saarbrücken Airport (Photo: EPei).
Saarbrücken Airport (Photo: EPei).