Die Flughafengesellschaft FBB betreibt den Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt (BER) mit seinen drei Terminals. Berlin ist der drittgrößte Flughafenstandort in Deutschland; gemessen an den ankommenden und abfliegenden Passagieren (ohne Umsteiger) sogar der größte. Die Flughäfen Schönefeld und Tegel fertigten im Jahr 2019, vor der Coronavirus-Pandemie, rund 35,65 Millionen Passagiere ab. Für das Jahr 2020 rechnet die Flughafengesellschaft mit insgesamt rund neun Millionen Passagieren.

The airport company Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB) operates Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport (BER) with its three terminals. Berlin is the third biggest airport location in Germany and ranks first in terms of origin and destination traffic (not counting connecting passengers). In 2019, before the coronavirus pandemic, the airports in Schönefeld and Tegel handled around 35.65 million passengers. For 2020, the airport company expects a total of around nine million passengers.

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Annual Report 2017

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Portraits, finances, prospects: Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH presents its key business segments, latest financial statements and most recent developments in the annual report.

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→ 14 | Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH Air cargo in Berlin 2017 Booming e-Commerce business Despite the Airberlin insolvency the cargo loaded in the aircraft with almost 50,000 tons in 2017 was 5 per cent above the previous year. An additional 4,000 tons were flown to Stuttgart as overnight airmail on behalf of Deutsche Post World Net AG, and about 36,000 tons additionally transported as air freight, by lorry to the European hubs of the airlines by airlines and forwarding agents were processed through the air freight facilities in Berlin. Therefore, in total around 90,000 tons of air cargo were turned over through the cargo facilities of the Berlin airports in 2017, whereby respectively 20 per cent had China or the USA as their destination. The market launch of new trend toys and electronics from China (e.g. Fidget Spinners in the spring, new iPhones towards the end of the year), increasing purchasing power in Asia, the e-Commerce boom with sharply rising online orders (e.g. Black Friday & Cyber Monday in the USA, Single’s Day on 11 November in China) or also the requirements of pharmaceutical goods from the capital city region together with reduced capacities in ocean-going cargo had also led to a sharp growth in air cargo of up to 25 per cent in October in Berlin. At Tegel Airport in the last year around 40,000 tons of air cargo were turned over as additional load in the aircraft (+ 6%), 4,000 tons of airmail, as well as around 36,000 tons in the air cargo substitute traffic for airlines and carriers of the two cargo handlers Wisag- and Swissport Cargo Service. The loss of the long-haul routes of Airberlin in September 2017 were compared to the route flown by Lufthansa in the meantime as well as the new commencement of Delta Air Lines to New York, the route of Air Canada rouge to Toronto as well as larger aircraft from Qatar to Doha (now B777) and more flights with wide-body aircraft of Turkish Airlines to Istanbul. The new long-haul route destinations were presented for the first time in a Cargo-Roadshow by the airport with the cargo sellers or airlines to the carriers in Dresden and Leipzig. In Schönefeld around 9,300 tons of air cargo were flown by aircraft in 2017 (+ 3 %). The growth driver was the express service UPS, which also connects the capital city region with a second daily cargo plane with its European hub in Cologne owing to increasing online orders. FedEx flies every workday from Berlin to its European hub in Paris. TNT Express flies from its European hub in Liege via Berlin e.g. to Danzig in Poland. The Berliner air cargo profits from increased purchasing power in Asia German Red Cross has a relief goods center in SXF that is open 24 hours. Since August 2013 the cargo handling of Schönefeld has been carried out via the Cargo Center at BER. Besides the cargo handling company Wisag Cargo Service among others Lufthansa Cargo, the Fracht-GSA ATC Aviation Services and with the carriers DHL and Müller&Partner have moved in. Border veterinary, plant health controls and the customs are also on site. The Cargo Center has a cooling center for the handling of up to 120 European pallets in two temperature zones. Around 12,000 square metres of turnover area are available for the cargo turnover through which up to 120,000 tons of cargo can be handled per annum. A direct apron access ensures the short route to the aircraft. The additional cargo on longhaul routes is an important business field for the airlines.

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