Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg achieves positive growth ahead of Brandenburg opening
Germany's Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH stated (24-Apr-2012) it is achieving positive traffic and business results in the run-up to the opening of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport. The company noted between 2002 and 2011, passenger numbers increased from 12.2 million passengers in 2002 to 24 million passengers in 2011. airberlin recorded the strongest growth among the airlines over the last 10 years, increasing from 1 million to 7.9 million over the period. It also stated it has "clearly exceeded its predefined goal of generating €440 million in internal financing from 2005 to 2011" with CEO Prof Dr Rainer Schwarz adding, "This gives us a sound footing to achieve further sustainable growth". The company also noted that ahead of the opening of Berlin Brandenburg on 03-Jun-2012, aircraft operation areas and operational buildings have been completed, as have the underground systems, train station and rail link, and power stations. The company continued: "More than 6,000 builders are currently carrying out the final construction work on the airport. Until the opening, interior work must be carried out on the terminal, rental space developed and appurtenant areas including green spaces created. Building site facilities will be dismantled, final cleaning will be carried out and the building will be furnished."