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Traffic and cargo booming at Berlin's gateways

Berlin’s gateways had the busiest day in their history on September 26 with more than 107,000 passengers in and out of Schönefeld and Tegel, operator Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH reports.

The city also had a record September, with 2,685,433 travellers taking-off and landing at the German airports, a rise of 5.7% over the same period last year.

In September at Schönefeld 688,699 passengers were registered (+8.%), and an Tegel there were 1,996,734 passengers (+4.8%).

The number of aircraft movements between both rose in September to a total of 22,934 take-offs and landings, and an increase of 3.2% compared to the same month last year.

At Schönefeld, the number of aircraft movements has risen year-on-year to 6,293, which represents a surge of 3.2%, and at Tegel, they were up 3.2%, with a total of 16,641 aircraft movements registered.


From January to September a total of 21,039,202 passengers used Schönefeld and Tegel, an increase of 6.1% compared to the same period last year, including 5,429,920 at Schönefeld, 7.5% more than 2013, and 15,609,282 passengers were handled at Tegel, up 5.7%.

The total number of aircraft movements increased in the first nine months of the year to a total of 190,194 take-offs and landings, an increase of 5.5% compared to the same period last year.

From January to September at Schönefeld, the number of aircraft movements rose year-on-year to 52,784, a rise of 7.7%, and at Tegel, there was a rise of 4.6%, reaching 137,410.

Airfreight also shot up in September at Schoenefeld and Tegel, and between them 3,847 tonnes was handled, an increase of 13.6% compared to the same period last year.

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