What are the international airports in Germany

Passengers at commercial airports in Germany by 2020

Published by Sarah Keller on May 10, 2021
Major decline in the number of passengers in Germany due to the Corona crisis: In Frankfurt / Main, almost 1.9 million passengers were recorded in 2020, over 51 million fewer than in the previous year. Frankfurt am Main Airport, founded in July 1936, is the largest airport in Germany in terms of the number of passengers it handles.

When will passenger air traffic recover?

Due to the corona pandemic and the associated border closings and travel restrictions, passenger air traffic almost came to a standstill at times. In Germany there were an estimated 132 million fewer airline passengers in 2020 than in the previous year. According to the umbrella association of airlines IATA, global air traffic is not expected to fully recover until 2024. According to a forecast by Boeing from October 2020, global passenger air traffic is expected to grow again in the long term and a total of 18.7 trillion passenger kilometers will be covered by air in 2039.

How many airports are there in Germany?

There are 38 commercial airports in Germany. Airports are airfields and the associated infrastructure on which regular commercial air traffic takes place. The youngest German airport, Airport Berlin Brandenburg, opened in Berlin on October 31, 2020.

Number of passengers at commercial airports in Germany in 2015 and 2020