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Positive autumn holiday balance

Passenger numbers are well above pre-crisis level

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Airlines auf dem Vorfeld des Dortmund Airport © Sascha Kamrau

Dortmund Airport is pleased to report that demand is high again: Dortmund Airport had expected around 144,000 passengers during the two-week autumn holidays in North Rhine-Westphalia. This prediction was exceeded by 7 per cent: A total of 154,233 passengers used Dortmund's flight services in the period from 1 to 16 October. And this despite a one-day pilots' strike at Eurowings and the associated flight cancellations on 6 October.

"We are pleased to thus once more exceed the passenger numbers of the previous record year of 2019," says airport CEO Ludger van Bebber. "During the 2019 autumn holidays, we welcomed 129,836 passengers to Dortmund Airport. In direct comparison to this year's figures, this represents a 19 per cent increase."

The latest results thus seamlessly follow on from the extremely successful summer holidays. During these, Dortmund Airport set a new holiday record of 391,900 passengers, which even exceeded the figures for the record summer of 2019 (2022: 2 percent higher).

The destinations Katowice and Palma de Mallorca were particularly popular once again during these autumn holidays.

"Following the high passenger numbers of the past few months, we are confident that we will be able to exceed the originally planned passenger numbers of 2.45 million despite the challenge of Omicron at the beginning of the year," explains airport CEO Ludger van Bebber.