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7-Sep-2010 11:20 AM

Berlin Brandenburg International Airport to have capital investment of EUR2.5bn

Germany’s Berlin Brandenburg International Airport (BBI) is expected to have total capital investment of EUR2.5 billion, with the German Government to invest a further EUR600 million for the construction of a train terminal and a further EUR70 million for the construction of roads (The St Petersburg Times, 07-Sep-2010). The 1,470ha airport is scheduled to open on 03-Jul-2012 and is expected to have initial capacity to receive 27 million passengers p/a, to increase to 45 million p/a. Berlin airports handled nearly 21 million passengers in 2009. BBI will become Germany’s second largest airport as a result, after Frankfurt Airport. Berlin Airports stated it does not plan to “steal” any transfer services from Frankfurt, instead expecting to serve new routes.