World Corona crisis continues to burden German airports difficult

18:50  28 september  2021
18:50  28 september  2021 Source:   dw.com

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Despite rising passenger numbers, the economic situation remains tense at German airports.

Im Sommer stiegen die Passagierzahlen an deutschen Flughäfen wieder an. © Frank Rumpenhorst / DPA In summer, passenger numbers rose to German airports.

continues to endanger about 15 percent of all jobs at the respective locations, about 10 percent were already largely social-compatible, the airport association ADV (Association of German Traffic Airports) said. "Unfortunately, our numbers are for 2021 so that you can see that we are still in Arger economic distress," said Adv-President Stefan Schulte after a meeting of the industry at the capital airport Ber.

Thus, in the current year, sales lied across all airports with only 50 percent of the pre-crisis level of 2019. Once again, an operational billion loss of 1.5 billion euros was expected. Although this is significantly less than 2020, as the industry has posted a pilot loss of 2.1 billion euros due to the broken passenger numbers. In 2019, however, the locations made a total operating profit of 800 million euros.

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Nevertheless, a gradual recovery of passenger numbers recorded, Schulte said. The business travel traffic is also on again. "Not all business customers come back," Schulte said. "But it considers that in the next two to three years, we will be 70 to 80 percent of the original business travel."

Overall, it is still a complete return of air traffic to the pre-crisis level but still another way. Even at the best week of this summer, the number of passengers at the German airports has just 55 percent of a comparable week before the crisis. "The pandemic will accompany us a bit far," said Schulte.

Nevertheless, travelers have liked to have the feeling over the past few weeks, everything is back to the old one: long queues and full aircraft are quite back to everyday life at the airports. The couch mainly due to strong demand peaks in certain periods, it was said. In addition, pandemic supports such as vaccine pass controls delayed the processes. Despite the limited capacity in the terminals, the punctuality rate, however, lie on the pre-crisis level.

In view of the continued economic problems, the ADV demanded that the industry could still use short-time working in the first quarter of the coming year. That's "reasonable" and "meaningful".

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