Board of Supervisors approves the 2017 annual accounts: Progress in audit at the BER

04.05.18 17:45

The supervisory board of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH unanimously approved the 2017 annual accounts in today’s meeting after a hearing from the auditors. Other topics were the report on the state of completion at Berlin Brandenburg Airport, a report on the current financial negotiations with banks, guarantors and shareholders, the restructure of the BER terminal labelling and the revitalisation of the capital region with the allocation of aerospace rights to long distance connections.

The Berlin airports’ operative results (EBITDA) in 2017 is clearly positive with €101.7 million. For the current year, the airport company is dealing with a compensation for the reduced volume of traffic due to the Airberlin insolvency and a moderate growth of passengers alongside a respective improvement of the operative results.

In the course of the regular reporting on the BER’s current state of completion, the supervisory board was informed of the current state of the project. The emphasis lay on the completion of systems necessary for fire protection, which is expected to remain unchanged for the first quarter of 2019.

The good development of negotiations with the main service providers for flat-rate services plays an important role. A flat-rate contract for security technology was closed with the firm Bosch and the completion of the required systems incl. the Feb 2019 operator documentation were agreed. The firm Siemens confirmed the programming of smoke extraction systems (ÜSSPS) to be concluded before the end of 2018. The necessary assessments for the works on the ÜSSPS by superior experts can therefore also be completed in the first quarter of 2019.

In their report to the board, the management described the state of negotiations over new long-distance connections particularly with China and the Middle East. The management indicated the capital region’s current structural requirements for additional aerospace rights for long-distance connections and announced a shared initiative with the Berlin and Brandenburg economies to have a long-distance portfolio worthy of the capital region latest for the BER.

Secretary of State Rainer Bretschneider, Chair of the supervisory board: “The airport company has achieved good economic results in a turbulent year and showed once again the capabilities of the company and airport team. I am optimistic, growing passenger numbers will see the business figures rise once again this year.
Of course, the compliance with the implementation dates in October 2020 remains of upmost importance and we continue to emphasise this.”

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: “In 2017, FBB has shown once again to be capable of earning money with in difficult conditions. In contrast with other airports, our income comes primarily from air operations. The sum associated with so-called non-aviation trade is smaller in comparison. The necessary conditions to change this will come only with the significantly larger BER.”

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