Berlin Airports at ILA 201007.06.2010
Exclusive access to BBI-Infotower for ILA visitors
Accredited journalists are invited to take a look at the ILA and the BBI site, which is the size of 2,000 football fields, on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 10.00 and 10.30 AM. Ralf Künkel, Head of the Press Office/Press Spokesman, and Leif Erichsen, Press Spokesman of Berlin Airports, will be on hand to answer any questions.
On the days that the show is open to the general public (8 – 13 June), Berlin Airports is also putting on an entertainment and information programme in and around the BBI-Infotower, including competitions, interviews and music. Bus tours of the BBI construction site will depart hourly between 11.00 AM and 5.00 PM. Tickets for the tour cost €6 (concessions €4) for ILA visitors. The tour at 2.00 PM will be held in English.
Citizens’ phone service for ILA information
Conference: logistics expanding alongside BBI
With steadily rising passenger numbers, it is anticipated that cargo handling will also increase substantially. Belly freight, a term that has the hearts of logistics experts beating faster, describes the packing of cargo goods in the belly of passenger aircraft. For export, belly freight is usually machinery, electronics products and pharmaceuticals from the Berlin region. Imports are predominantly textiles from China or fresh produce from Thailand. An increase in the number of passenger flights also means greater belly freight capacity. Each new long-haul destination adds an additional annual capacity of between 1,000 and 3,000 tons of air cargo.