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First BER Results: Lufthansa Group expands position as market leader
Written by Ivo Gračanin.
Just over a month after moving from Tegel to the new Berlin-Brandenburg airport, the Lufthansa Group is showing positive results. The airlines' relocation went according to plan and operating procedures at BER are working very well with the current low traffic volume.
The start of flight operations also went very smoothly. Currently, the Group's airlines offer around 38 percent of all flights operating at BER. Out of a total of 1,700 departures and arrivals in November, around 650 were operated by the Lufthansa Group - that is over 400 flights more than the second largest operating carrier and over 500 flights more than the third largest at this airport.
Eurowings in particular has positioned itself strongly in the weak environment caused by the crisis-: When comparing individual Lufthansa Group airlines, with around 300 BER connections in November, this Lufthansa subsidiary rose to the top. . Eurowings flies at least three times daily to Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart. Another focus of the airline is on flights to the Canary Islands and the flight schedules for December emphasize this trend. By the end of the year, Eurowings alone will have completed over 1,200 flights to and from BER.
Currently, five airlines of the Group fly to BER (Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings). Air Dolomiti will also be adding BER to its summer flight schedule.