Core business successBerlin, 13.06.2013
The airport company can look back on a successful 2012 in terms of core business: a total of 25.3 million passengers took off and landed in the airports Schönefeld and Tegel. The airport location thus maintained its position in third place in Germany while clearly outpacing the market at 5.1 per cent. In terms of passengers flying directly to and from Berlin, the capital even managed to outstrip Munich Airport for the first time. Sales revenues rose slightly last year by three per cent to EUR 270 million.
Hartmut Mehdorn, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: 'Schönefeld and Tegel are running successfully. This is demonstrated by the growing number of passengers and increasing sales revenues. We have been growing faster than the average German commercial airport for the past ten years. A trend that is continuing in the early part of 2013.'
Following repeated delays in the opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport in 2012, the airport company is focusing on getting BER effectively up and running as quickly as possible. In order to achieve this goal, the fast-track project SPRINT was initiated, headed by the CEO.
Hartmut Mehdorn, Chief Executive Officer of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: 'By September, we will have a schedule of the airport opening date, costs and strategy.'