Possible record: This year’s NRW summer vacations from 25 June to 9 August bring Dortmund Airport a new passenger record, continuing the positive trend of rising passenger numbers. A total of 391,900 passengers used Dortmund’s services during the holiday period - an increase of nearly 2 percent compared to the previous record summer of 2019 and a 4 percent increase over 2021. That was the summer in which Wizz Air still used the airport as a base. Despite high passenger volumes, the situation at Dortmund Airport remained calm, unlike at many other German airports.
Dortmund Airport was already pleased with high passenger numbers in the second quarter of 2022. With a year-on-year increase of around 130 percent, passenger traffic approached the figures of the record year 2019. In both June and July, the figures were even exceeded, setting new records. July was the most successful month in the airport’s history with 263,374 passengers. “We are very pleased with this extremely positive development,” says Guido Miletic, Head of Airport Services and Marketing. “Passengers will find a wide range of offers at Dortmund Airport, with something for everyone - both for business and private travel.”
During the summer vacations, passengers could choose from more than 50 destinations. Just before the school holidays, for example, the airline Wizz Air had expanded its offerings and included the popular Hungarian water (sports) region at Lake Balaton in its flight schedule. The following were also popular during the spring break: Katowice, Palma de Mallor-ca, Bucharest, Sofia, Vienna and Antalya. The German-Turkish airline SunExpress reintroduced Antalya into its flight schedule after four years and steadily expanded its flight offerings due to high demand. “The high passenger numbers show: The passengers enjoy the offerings. We are delighted that SunExpress will also be flying to sunny Antalya in winter,” Guido Miletic continues.
Dortmund Airport wishes all students a good start to the new school year and looks forward to welcoming them and their families back during the autumn holidays!