The upturn happened because the 1.8% dip in traffic at Tegel was compensated for by a significant 34% rise in numbers at Schönefeld.
Schönefeld handled 900,000 passengers and Tegel around 1.7 million during the month. The figures mean that 9.4 million passengers have passed through Berlin’s gateways in the first four months of 2016 – up 11.6% on the same period in 2015.
Karsten Mühlenfeld, CEO of operator Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, says: “The Berlin-Brandenburg airport location is showing sustainable growth.
“In the first four months alone, more than nine million passengers have used the Berlin airports Schönefeld and Tegel. Capacities are being increased to meet the continuing strong growth in passenger numbers in Schönefeld.
"The construction work for expanding Terminal B, the renovation work on multi-storey car park P4 and the building preparations for the new Terminal D2 are well under way.”