Berlin Brandenburg Airport opening still on hold

Berlin Brandenburg Airport opening still on hold

The supervisory board of Berlin Brandenburg Airport GmbH recently discussed the next steps with regard to the completion of the new airport Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt.

Key topics included a decision concerning noise protection for local residents as well as the time and cost management for the airport.

Horst Amann, the new COO is currently evaluating the planned opening date of 17 March 2013. Contrary to media reports of recent days, there have been no new developments on this matter.

Mr Amann said: “I am currently evaluating the feasibility of the opening date with internal and external construction experts.

“We have only recently started with this work and are not yet in a position to conclude our evaluation. We expect to have clarity with regard to the opening date by the next supervisory board meeting in mid-September.”

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Furthermore, Mr Amann asked all interested parties to understand that “constant updates and speculation are not helpful for the time being. We will get on with our work, and as soon as we have any results we will inform the supervisory board and the public.” 

Mr Amann and his team are currently compiling status reports and implementation plans for the remainder of the work. Mr Amann added that a reliable timetable could only put forward once this work was completed.