2009 press briefing on annual results16.04.2010
“We are focused on the goal: to make the German capital region of Berlin and Brandenburg one of the top ten regions in European aviation thanks to BBI and establish BBI as a new East-West hub at the heart of the continent”, said Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Berlin Airports, at the company’s press briefing on the annual results on Friday in Berlin. “We are expecting traffic figures to increase in 2010 and for the first time hope to welcome more than 22 million passengers to Berlin this year. With the opening of BBI in 2011, we aim to continue to grow and establish Berlin as the third pillar of the air traffic location Germany.”
Key financial figures in 2009: EBITDA up despite a drop in passenger figures and revenue
Five-year review: increasing passenger figures, positive profitability trend, reduced risks
Berlin Airports has also managed to minimise the financial risks for the company considerably over the years, in particular by closing Tempelhof Airport and selling the ground handling service provider Globeground Berlin.
Schwarz adds: “The figures for the past five years show that Berlin Airports has evolved from an airport administration in the traditional sense to a modern infrastructure service provider.”