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Germany: Increased Number of Passengers in 2021, But Still Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

More than 3.9 million passengers were registered at Berlin-Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport in the fourth quarter of last year, according to figures provided by Statistics Berlin-Brandenburg.

The same revealed that these numbers registered a noticeable increase of 273 percent, compared to the figures for the same period one year ago, reports.

But despite the significant increase recorded, the numbers are still below 2019 levels, before the spread of the Corona virus.

The number of take-offs and landings increased by 126.3 percent to 36,681 compared to the previous year. In the corresponding period of 2019, there were still 64,804. At 3.9 million passengers, the number of passengers was not even half (47.0%) the number of passengers in the last quarter of 2019. At that time, 8.4 million passengers were counted”, he revealed. Berlin-Brandenburg Airport press release.

In addition, according to the airport, a total of 9,819 tons of cargo and mail were transported during the fourth quarter of 2020, which translates to an increase of 48.8 percent compared to the figures for the same period in 2020. In the fourth quarter of 2019, what was transported A total of 9737 tons.

The latest report also shows that an increase in the number of passengers was recorded compared to the previous year’s figures.

In 2021, 96,300 aircraft took off and landed at Bear Airport. This was 900 higher than the previous year, but 181,200 lower than 2019. The number of passengers increased by 9.3 percent compared to 2020 to 9.9 million.

In 2019, more than 35.6 million passengers were registered; A total of 86 percent of those who got on and off the plane came from other countries or flew on it.

The volume of freight and mail increased by 22.3% to 31,300 tons. The statement indicated that in 2019 it amounted to 38,300 tons.

The spread of the Corona virus and its new strains caused great damage to many European industries, especially in 2020, when many countries imposed travel restrictions and other bans to contain its spread.

A report recently published by the European Travel Commission titled “European Tourism Trends and Prospects” highlights the fact that the European tourism industry was significantly affected by the Omicron variant at the end of the last quarter of last year which hampered its recovery.

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