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.
94 | Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH was the most common destination for long-haul passengers (230,000). Taken as a whole, these figures illustrate the concentration of air traffic on hub airports. There are transfer opportunities to destinations around the world at both Frankfurt am Main, Germany’s largest airport and hub of the Star Alliance, and at London, the large oneworld hub and a connection point for airberlin, a member of oneworld. The route to Düsseldorf took first place in the comparison of growth for flights within Germany (about 1.1 million passengers, +7.0 %). The competition between airberlin and Lufthansa is the growth driver on this route. In Europe, Bucharest posted the greatest growth, a plus of 310.2 %; about 103,000 passengers flew this route. Both Lufthansa (in 2012) and airberlin (last year) have added the destination to their routes. In the long-haul sector, Chicago jumped immediately from 0 to about 80,000 passengers, which reflects the potential of additional long-haul routes from Berlin. In a comparison of markets, the strongest growth rates in Europe were posted (+7.8 %). A total of about 17.2 million passengers flew on routes within Europe. Domestic traffic, on the other hand, declined further in 2013. A total of about 7.6 million passengers flew between Berlin and other cities in Germany (-3.7 %). Intercontinental flights posted continued growth of about 7.6 %. 1.5 million passengers flew to destinations outside of Europe. Increased flight frequencies and addition of new routes had a significant impact on the established airberlin hum in Berlin. The number of transfers rose further, and about 8 % of all passengers last year were transfers. At first glance, however, the good overall development of passenger numbers was not reflected at both locations. Looking at the year as a whole, development at Schönefeld Airport was negative. Passenger numbers fell in comparison with the previous year by about 5.2 % to 6.7 million, continuing the decline from the previous year. The primary reason for this was the relocation of Germanwings to Tegel last year. If Germanwings is taken out of the equation, Schönefeld posted growth of about 6 % in comparison with 2012. Tegel Airport continued its ongoing success story. The facility counted 19.6 million passengers at the location. In comparison with the previous year, 7.9 % more passengers flew from and to Tegel. The limits to the airport’s capacities have largely been reached so that growth was achieved above all by the use of larger aircraft models. There was little difference in the number of aircraft movements in 2013 (174,763) in comparison with the previous year (+2.1 %). The two locations together handled 240,031 movements a decline of 1.2 % in comparison with 2012. Average use of capacity of the aircraft was 75.9 % (+2.0 %).
Our Figures | 95 Traffic developments at the airports can be summed up as follows: • More passengers from a slight increase in aircraft movements and fuller aircraft • About 10 % growth in flown cargo in Berlin is substantially above the German and international average. About 80,000 tonnes of air freight were transshipped through the cargo facilities of the Berlin airports, corresponding to growth of about 4 % over 2012. Of this figure, 40,700 tonnes of air cargo were transported by aircraft (+9.6 %), putting growth in freight in Berlin well above the ADV average of about 2 %. 5,500 tonnes of overnight airmail were flown to Stuttgart in fulfilment of orders from Deutsche Post World Net AG (+2 %). Moreover, about 17,000 tonnes from airlines and approximately 23,000 tonnes from forwarding agents were handled by lorry as air cargo and transported to the airlines’ European hubs through the air cargo facilities in Berlin. Cargo Center at BER opened The belly cargo at Schönefeld has been handled by the Cargo Center at Berlin Brandenburg Airport since August 2013. UPS and FedEx flights are also being handled by the BER Cargo Center during the repair of the apron areas for the express services in SXF / North. Among the tenants moving into office space are Lufthansa Cargo, the freight general sales agents Air Logistics (including Qatar Airways) and ATC Aviation (including Etihad) and the cargo handler Wisag Cargo Service, plus DHL and Müller & Partner in the shipping agent section. Border Veterinary Service, plant health inspection and customs are also located here. The Cargo Center has a refrigeration centre for the handling of 70 to 120 Euro pallets in two temperature zones. It is operated by Air Cargo Center Berlin GmbH, a subsidiary of the investor Dietz AG. Following the relocation of air freight from TXL to BER, the Cargo Center can handle up to 100,000 tonnes a year on an area of about 12,000 m² and has been especially set up for the fast transshipment of cargo from long-haul flights by its direct access to the apron. The current freight facility in the northern part of Schönefeld Airport will be used as an express centre for freight-only services (express services, charter) after the opening of BER. A total of about 7,400 tonnes of air cargo was transshipped at Schönefeld Airport (+42 %). Growth drivers are the express services TNT Express, UPS and FedEx. In November 2012, FedEx extended its workday flights from its European hub in Paris to the Polish economic metropolis Gdansk via Berlin-Schönefeld. TNT
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