BER Infrastructure: Berlin Airports welcomes the opening of the new motorway to Poznań30.11.2011
The new motorway junction Trzciel, which is the final section of the motorway link between Berlin and Poznań via Frankfurt an der Oder, was opened today in a ceremony attended by the President of the Republic of Poland, Bronislaw Komorowski, Brandenburg‘s Prime Minister, Matthias Platzeck, political and business leaders, and representatives of Berlin Airports.
This new, 100-kilometre section will connect central Poland with the European motorway network and shortens the journey time from Berlin to Poznań to around three hours. With a population of approximately 600,000, Poznań is the third-largest city in Poland and is a busy centre of industry, trade and research. As well as being one of country’s cultural centres, the city is also one of the cities hosting the 2012 UEFA Football Championships in June 2012.
The Chief Operating Officer of Berlin Airports, Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, welcomed the new motorway: “For us the completion of this final section of the motorway is a very important step. Western Poland is a key catchment area for Berlin’s airports. Every year, more than one million passengers from Poland use the airports Schoenefeld and Tegel. We expect the number of passengers from Poland to increase steadily after the opening of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt.”