Supervisory Board discusses the BER Expansion Projects

21.10.19 13:21

In its meeting on 18th October 2019, the supervisory board focussed on the status of the BER expansion project; more specifically, on the completion of Terminal T2’s construction and the status of preparation for Terminal T3’s construction.

The executive board reported to the supervisory board how, in terms of the progress of Terminal T2’s construction, an on-schedule completion is still being strived for. The baggage conveyor system is set to be installed in just a few days. The executive board also outlined to the supervisory board how neither the opening of BER nor the shutdown of Tegel Airport would be threatened in the case of a delay in Terminal T2’s commission, which cannot be excluded.

The executive board outlined how the project development of Terminal T3 has been almost finalised and detailed investigations have shown, that the approx. 15 million passengers of T3 could be processed at a high level of service. The discussion was rounded off with talks of the further application of the old Schönefeld Airport (SXF) and with questions of utilities development.

Rainer Bretschneider, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: "Although the airport company is focussed on the opening of the BER in October 2020, a lot still needs to be thought out which goes beyond this important date. And so, the supervisory board was informed about the state of Terminal T3’s planning. The ongoing planning process clearly shows that the FBB has learned from previous planning, and is not willing to make these mistakes again."

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: "In just a few days, the baggage conveyer system will start to be installed. It shows that we’re on schedule. And even if delays arise in following phases of construction, they wouldn’t have any influence on the opening of the BER Airport in October 2020."