6 | Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH Air traffic In June 2019, American Airlines began its long-haul connection from Berlin - Tegel to Philadelphia. Airport location Berlin-Brandenburg With 35,645,005 passengers going through Tegel and Schönefeld Airports, the growth in passenger volume in 2019 was +2.6 %, which is slightly higher than the German average of +1.5 % (ADV). The strong passenger growth at the beginning of last year can be attributed to the catch-up effect following the Air Berlin insolvency, because EasyJet only started to operate from Tegel slowly at the beginning of 2018. However, growth slowed from mid-2019 onwards, with the result that passenger numbers declined in the second half of the year. Passenger numbers at Schönefeld Airport fell in 2019 by 10.3 % year-on-year to 11,417,435 passengers. The number of aircraft movements at Schönefeld Airport also fell correspondingly by 10.0 % to 95,364 flights. One reason for this reduction is the relocation of the airlines Ryanair and EasyJet from Schönefeld to Tegel. At Tegel Airport, on the other hand, passenger traffic grew by 10.1 % in 2019. A total of 24,227,570 passengers were serviced there. Aircraft movements, on the other hand, rose by only 3.4 % yearon-year to 193,615. As a new long-haul route to Philadelphia, American Airlines was welcomed in 2019 for the first time with four flights per week in Berlin. We have be able to fully offset the insolvencies of the airlines Air Berlin in 2017 and Germania in 2019. With the exception of long-haul routes, all of Air Berlin's routes were taken on by other airlines. The average capacity utilisation of the aircraft rose by two percentage points compared to the previous year from 77.8 % (2018) to 79.8 % (2019).
Air traffic | 7 Peak values 2019 193,615 Aircraft movements 288,979 95,364 + 3.4 %* - 1.5 %* - 10 %* TXL Total SXF Passengers 24,227,570 35,645,005 + 10.1 %* + 2.6 %* 11,417,435 - 10.3 %* *Percentage change compared to previous year