Germania signs deal to move HQ to new Berlin Brandenburg Airport when it opens

posted on 27th July 2018 by Justin Burns
Germania signs deal to move HQ to new Berlin Brandenburg Airport when it opens

Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg (FBB) and the airline Germania have signed a statement of intent for the acquisition of a plot of land at the yet-to-open Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER).

An office building will be built on site spread over 16,400 square metres in the coming years, which will be occupied by the Germania administration over the course of the opening of BER. Germania currently flies 21 routes from Belin Tegel and 17 from Berlin Schönefeld. Germania will move its main headquarters to the new city airport once it opens.

BER is scheduled to open in October 2020. The operator FBB has also revealed it has received a building permit for an additional terminal at the yet to open gateway and will give it a capacity of 28 million on opening spread across two terminals.

T2 will serve the growing number of low-cost carriers. Boarding of the aircraft will take place from Pier North, to which the processor is connected via two bridges.

The development has been beset by delays as was originally planned to open in October 2011, but it encountered a series of delays and cost overruns. These were due to poor construction planning, execution, management and corruption.

Together with Schonefeld – set to become the new airport’s T5 terminal, which will operate until the end of 2025 – BER will have capacity to serve 40 million passengers per year.