Berlin's ILA air show draws 250,000 over six days
The Berlin Air Show (ILA) drew around 250,000 visitors over its six days, and contracts worth some 5 billion euros (7.8 billion dollars) were agreed, the organizers said as the show drew to its end Saturday.
The majority of the 1,100 exhibitors from 37 countries expressed satisfaction with their success at the show.
The final day of the ILA drew 50,000 visitors to the venue near Schoenefeld airport on the south-eastern outskirts of the German capital, the dpa reported.
The ILA saw 300 aircraft displayed on the ground or taking to the skies, with the star of the show the Airbus A380, the world's largest commercial airliner.
Also on view were the two biggest series- production planes ever made, the Antonov An 124 and C-5 Galaxy.
Established in Frankfurt in 1909, the ILA is one of the world's oldest aviation trade shows. Since 1992, following German reunification, it has been staged every two years at Schoenefeld, now being rebuilt to become Berlin's sole airport.