Airports BER Airport receives permit to build Terminal 2
- Berlin Airport
BER Airport has received the building permit for Terminal 2. An appropriate issue was handed over by the building authority.
County Commissioner Stephan Loge from the Dahme-Spreewald building authority handed the over the permit to the Chief Executive Officer, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, at Schönefeld.
As part of the BER 2040 masterplan, the new terminal will be built directly in front of Pier North. The terminal will have an annual passenger capacity of six million. Especially Low-Cost carrier will profit from the conditions of the new terminal. Check-In desks, Baggage claim, a restaurant, a security check and service facilities will be available.
Accumulated, BER Airport will be able to handle 28 Million passengers annually on the opening. Additionally, the old terminal of Berlin-Schönefeld (soon to be named BER Terminal T5) will add up the overall passenger capacity to 40 Million passengers a year. However, Terminal T5 will only be in operation until 2025.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH said: “The building permit for BER Terminal T2 is an important milestone for us. As a result, BER will, together with SXF, have sufficient capacity from the start." Daldrup added, that the visually appealing and functional Terminal building would be the first step in adding further flexibility for its passengers in the future. “
Stephan Loge, Dahme-Spreewald County Commissioner added: “I wish the very best of luck to Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH in the awarding of the works contract.”
After several delays, Berlin´s new capital airport is now set to open in October 2020. However, this date could be postponed due to the circumstances. Initially, the airport was built to relieve Berlin-Tegel and was planned to be ready for operations in 2015.
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