Thousands of new jobs in the airport region / The first industry talks at BER

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, Chief Executive Officer, Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH: "The BER will drive economic development in Berlin and Brandenburg and become a job engine for the capital region. The opening of the new airport is not an end in itself. It's about shaping the future."

Thousands of jobs will be created in the coming years in the airport region. In 15 years, there could be as many as 40,000 people making their living from a job at the Berlin Brandenburg Airport. This was the result of a study conducted by market research institute Conoscope and the Competence Centre for Public Economy, Infrastructure and Services of Public Interest of the University of Leipzig on behalf of the Flughafengesellschaft Berlin Brandenburg (FBB). Currently, more than 20,000 people are employed at the Tegel and Schönefeld airports. The FBB itself has approximately 2,200 employees. The study "Wachstumsmotor BER" (Growth Engine BER), was presented on Monday evening at the first industry talks at BER, and was attended by more than 100 guests from the politics and business sectors. Industry talks discussing the development of the airport region are to take place regularly in the future.

Jan Eder, Chief Executive Officer, IHK: "We finally need an intact airport with good connections. This is not just a task for the airport company, we all have to do it together. Because that is the key to the economic success of the region."

This press release was sourced from Flufghafen Berlin Brandenburg on 21-Jan-2020.