Although the thunderstorm front passed Berlin on Wednesday evening, it came at the Airport Tegel 48 flight cancellations. This was announced by an airport spokesman in the evening of the German Press Agency.
Specifically they are 24 starts and 24 Landings have been. In addition to the bad weather in the capital were also partly severe weather in Spain cause. Other flights were sometimes delayed considerably. In Tegel there are about 130 take-offs and landings per day.
Although no flights were canceled at Schoenefeld Airport, here the check-in was on Evening set for half an hour. The reason was the danger of lightning strikes. This also resulted in some flight delays.
In the meantime, the German Weather Service warned locally against strong thunderstorms in Berlin and Brandenburg. Shortly after In Berlin, it remained largely rain-free until late in the evening. Only the extreme southeast got a rain shower.
Record passenger numbers
At the beginning of August, the airport company took stock of the holiday season flew over Tegel and Schöndefeld. This is a new record. On average it was 110 Tegel, a third in Schönefeld.
In these two months, holiday fliers and business customers mingle, which is why there are traditionally the annual peak values.
There are always delays, especially in the cramped Tegel Airport, which should actually be closed for many years, but will continue to operate because of the repeatedly postponed BER opening. In Tegel, for example, the baggage situation is tense. (tsp)