The bankruptcy of Air Berlin has continued to affect airports in Germany, traffic statistics from November 2017 have revealed.
While airport passenger traffic at all German airports increased by 5.9% year-on-year to 16.18 million, ex-Air Berlin hubs Berlin Tegel and Düsseldorf each experienced a major slump in November. Traffic plunged by 21.1% at Tegel and Düsseldorf fell by 9.1%. Another badly affected airport was Saarbrücken, where passenger traffic halved because the Air Berlin service to Berlin was no longer operating.
For the 11 months from January to November 2017, passenger traffic at Tegel dipped by 2.1%. Hamburg was the fastest-growing German airport in this period (9.3%), followed by Düsseldorf (6.1%) and Frankfurt (6%).