Berlin Airports at ILA 2010

BBI-Infotower accessible from ILA grounds / ILA citizens’ phone service set up / Logistics conference discusses the chances presented by BBI
Tomorrow, ILA 2010 opens for visitors. Aviation enthusiasts from all around the world, technology fans and families are in for a truly exceptional experience: the international aerospace exhibition (ILA), which runs from 8 – 13 June, offers a wealth of thrilling exhibits, dedicated zones and spectacular flying demonstrations, providing insight into one of the key technologies of the 21st century. Over 1,000 exhibitors from 50 countries will be showing high-tech products from across all areas of the aerospace industry.

Exclusive access to BBI-Infotower for ILA visitors

The BBI-Infotower is one of the highlights of the ILA: from a height of 32 metres visitors from all over the world will be able to enjoy the view right across the show grounds to the south of Schoenefeld Airport. The view of the BBI construction site is an additional attraction. From 8 – 13 June sole access to the BBI-Infotower will be through the grounds of the ILA. Admission to the BBI-Infotower is included in the ILA ticket price.

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

Messe Berlin and the Bundesverband der Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie (BDLI / German Aerospace Industries Association) have set up a joint citizens’ phone service (030/3038-6006) to provide information about the programme and highlights of ILA. Local residents can also call the phone service to find out the exact times of flying demonstrations, enabling them to plan around the brief periods of heightened aircraft noise.

Conference: logistics expanding alongside BBI

This year’s ILA again provides an extensive programme of conferences and congresses for specialists from all over the world. Cargo development opportunities at the new Berlin Brandenburg International Airport BBI will be the focus of the “aviation meets logistics” conference on 8 June 2010. The LNBB | LogistikNetz Berlin-Brandenburg invites industry experts to discuss their expectations for the new airport.

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.

Spokesman Lars Wagner

Lars Wagner Head of the Press Office / Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

+49 30 6091-70100 +49 30 6091-70070