Positive business trends: Berlin’s airports increase operative result by 28 %

22.05.2017

The Supervisory Board of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH has approved the company’s financial statements for the 2016 business year during its meeting today. The general assembly of shareholders must now also submit their approval. This meeting will take place at the start of June. In addition, Boris Schucht, CEO at 50hertz, was welcomed as a new member for Berlin in the Supervisory Board. Other issues included the state of completion of Berlin Brandenburg Airport, the BER expansion programme and the master plan.

The operative result (EBITDA) of Berlin’s airports increased by 28 % in 2016 to 109 million euro. 32.9 million passengers flew last year from Berlin, an increase of 11.4 %.

State Secretary Rainer Bretschneider, Supervisory Board Chairman: „After the executive was reconstituted in March, the company’s Supervisory Board is now also complete. I’m looking forward to some great collaboration. The airport company’s financial statements presented today show that FBB manages flight operations excellently, both operatively and financially. At the same time, it is clear that we have to continue to make headway on our most important issue, the completion of BER.“

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: „We achieved a good financial result today. This very positive business trend demonstrates that the airports are becoming an increasingly important employer for Berlin and Brandenburg. As the third largest airport location in Germany, we represent an important economic factor for the entire region. 21,000 people work at the airport and in its surroundings. Our business model takes a broad approach thanks to the inclusion of the four large carriers airberlin, Lufthansa Group, Ryanair and easyJet as well as another 80 or so airlines. We view the operative result as motivation for the future. Our success, above all, is down to the hard work of our dedicated employees, who strive day and night for success and smooth operations at the airport.“

BER expansion programme

To be able to process the increasing numbers of passengers, in the mid-term until 2023, it is intended to operate the airports at Schönefeld and BER in parallel for a limited time, which would allow for further expansion. Today’s meeting of the Supervisory Board dealt with modifying the configuration of the planned Terminal T1-E in the vicinity of the North Pier. The terminal should be designed to cope with six million passengers per year and cost about 100 million euro. It will feature check-in desks with baggage check-in, security gates and a baggage reclaim area. Completion of construction is planned for early 2020.

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