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.
7-Sep-2010 11:20 AM