Berlin Airports welcome BBI decision by the Federal Constitutional Court on BBI

14.03.08 10:16
Berlin Airports welcomed today’s decision by the Federal Constitutional Court which finally brought to an end the long series of appeals against the Berlin Brandenburg International airport BBI.
Dr. Rainer Schwarz, Chief Executive Officer of Berlin Airports, pronounced himself satisfied with the decision: “The ruling confirms the legality of the planning approval notice to expand Schoenefeld airport to become BBI. We feel that the interests of all those involved have been evaluated and carefully balanced in a fair and impartial manner.”

In March 2006, the Federal Administrative Court gave the final and unappealable go-ahead for Schoenefeld airport to be extended to become the new BBI airport. Construction work on the project, which is the largest infrastructure project in the Berlin and Brandenburg area, has been ongoing since September 2006. By the time the winter flight schedule 2011 comes into effect, all the air traffic in Berlin will be focused on BBI.

Dr. Rainer Schwarz: “Aviation is a growth industry with severe capacity constraints on the ground. Today’s ruling makes Berlin the only airport in Germany which will be able to double its handling capacity with the security of full court approval.”

Hannes Stefan Hönemann

Hannes Stefan Hönemann Head of Corporate

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Daniel Tolksdorf

Daniel Tolksdorf Spokesperson

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Kathrin Westhölter

Kathrin Westhölter Spokesperson

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