Regarding the action announced by airberlin06.11.2012
airberlin today announced its intention to file an action for a declaratory judgement against Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH for the delayed opening of the airport.
Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH, responded by saying: "The action was not totally unexpected. Intensive talks in recent months have shown that we are miles apart as regards agreeing on compensation. Therefore, in our opinion, airberlin has no legal claim to compensation on the grounds given, as we had no agreement with the airline on a fixed opening date for Berlin Brandenburg Airport. In the interests of its shareholders and employees, the airport company can only pay compensation if legally obliged to do so. We are well aware of the inconveniences caused by the delayed opening, especially for airberlin. We have therefore done everything in our power to ensure airport operations at Tegel run as smoothly as possible. Almost €2 million is now being spent on upgrading the airport, especially in airberlin check-in areas, to improve operations. We will continue to hold constructive talks with airberlin, in order to find a reasonable solution."