Berlin Brandenburg Airport ‘on track’ to Open in October 2020

by Traveleads | August 5, 2019 | In The Air Latest News

After several years of delays, the controversial Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER) will open next fall following a last series technical tests, said its CEO Lütke Daldrup.

The new airport for the German capital was initially scheduled to open in 2011 but has been hit by numerous delays. Construction of the airport began in 2006 and has seen an endless list of new deadlines and opening dates. The project has run more than three times over budget to an estimated €7.3 billion and could rise further if there are more delays.

The causes of the delays ultimately point to poor planning – unrealistic opening dates for example lead to contracts being revised and fatal errors in planning.  Instead of appointing a single overall contractor, the state-owned company, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB), took on the responsibility itself, coordinating between some 50 small subcontractors which resulted in faulty risk allocation.

In a statement Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO of Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg, said:

“The start of the higher-level operative principle tests in July confirms that opening BER in October 2020 is on schedule. My special thanks go to the Terminal 1 project managers and the team of experts who have done everything they can in recent weeks to complete the necessary preparations for the final tests to begin”.

It has now been reported that airlines are now being assigned terminals at Brandenburg which gives us hope for the October 2020 grand opening.

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