Demand for air travel is slowly increasing as the airport implements new destinations from the hub
Berlin Brandenburg Airport recorded more than 51,000 passengers on Friday (July 23), the first time the hub has exceeded the 50,000 mark in one day since the beginning of the pandemic.
Despite increased demand, traveller numbers are still below 2019 figures, which could see around 120,000 customers passing through the facility on peak days.
Destinations in the Mediterranean region – including Spain, Turkey, Greece and Italy – are amongst the most popular to travel to from the German hub.
“The positive trend of the last few weeks continues on during the holidays,” said Engelbert Lutke Daldrup, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH. “A holiday mood reigns at our airport, we can literally feel the anticipation of our passengers for beaches, culture and encounters, especially in and around the Mediterranean. We are pleased that our new Terminal 1 has proven itself so well, even with the growing traffic, and that we can also fully cater for the needs of our guests. Now, it remains crucial to keep the coronavirus under control so that the desire to travel continues unabated beyond the summer.”
This summer, flights from Berlin to Thira in Santorini and Tivat in Montenegro are expected to be made available for the first time. The airport has also welcomed airlines Play and Sky Alps to its base.
Low-cost carrier, Scoot, plans to begin operating flights to Singapore via Athens on a thrice-weekly service. Norwegian is also set to increase journeys to Scandinavia.