Judges dismiss suit filed against BER planning permissionLeipzig, 31.07.2012
On Monday, 31 July 2012, the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerwG) dismissed a suit filed by the Kleinmachnow local authority as well as suits by private persons against the planning permission decision reached for Berlin Brandenburg Airport. Suits were filed with the BVerwG against the planning permission decision as the plaintiffs saw their rights violated by the flight path specifications for BER.
Airport CEO Dr Rainer Schwarz: "Today's decision is clear and unambiguous. The approval for the airport is legally valid and has been confirmed by the decisions of the highest German constitutional court authority. The judges of the Federal Constitutional Court have thereby confirmed the go-ahead for the most important future project in the region around the capital. I am certain that, despite our current problems, we will lead the airport to success. Citizens from Berlin and Brandenburg rightly expect an efficient airport offering better connections to the world than the old Schönefeld and Tegel Airports. The new links offered by our airline partners will also give rise to new opportunities and perspectives for Berlin-Brandenburg."