“A day at the airport”

Berlin Airports is inviting all children to experience the new Capital Airport BBI and Schoenefeld Airport up close as part of its special holiday promotion
How does Europe’s biggest airport construction site look right now? Why does an airport need a fire service? How are aircraft maintained? The answer to these and many more questions will be given to all interested children within the scope of Berlin Airports’ special holiday promotion “A day at the airport” from 12 July until 20 August 2010. Inquisitive children can experience a full day behind the scenes at Schoenefeld Airport with their parents, grandparents or other accompanying adults, and visit the BBI Infotower.

The day at the airport begins at 9.30 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. in airportworld bbi. The children and their companions are taken on a tour of the airport to get to know the airport grounds, and visit the airport’s fire service, the Lufthansa maintenance hangar and the terminal. Visitors also have the opportunity to explore a Mi-8 helicopter and follow the progress being made on the construction site of the new Capital Airport BBI from the 32-metre-high BBI Infotower.

All those who take part in “A day at the airport” will be provided with breakfast, lunch and drinks. Visitors are also treated to an ice cream cone at the end of the day. Afterwards, they have the opportunity to explore airportworld bbi until 6 p.m. and learn all about the Capital Airport BBI.

The holiday promotion is held weekdays between 9.30 a.m. and 3 p.m. from 12 July until 20 August 2010 and must be booked in advance. Reservations can be made from Monday to Friday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. by calling +49 30 6091-2257. A fax service is available outside of these times on +49 30 6091-2251. As parts of the event are held in the security zone, the full name and date of birth of all participants is required to register.

“A day at the airport” costs €19 per person. Participants meet every morning at 9.30 a.m. in airportworld bbi, directly opposite the S-Bahn railway station Schoenefeld. Holiday care organisers and individuals are also very welcome, and interested journalists can register for “A day at the airport”, too.

An area the size of 2,000 football pitches, rolling excavators, thousands of construction workers – the BBI construction site is the biggest and most exciting construction site in the capital region and the biggest airport construction site in Europe. In keeping with our motto, “We build, you watch”, Berlin Airports is inviting all those interested to visit the construction site. Our site marketing includes a broad range of entertainment and information activities – from the BBI Infotower to guided tours of the construction site and the “A day at the airport” holiday promotion for children. You can also follow the progress on site from your own home on the Internet via our webcam and construction site diary. For more information, visit www.berlin-airport.de.

Spokesman Lars Wagner

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

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