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Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER)

German city of Berlin Brandenburg Airport

  • Berlin Brandenburg International (BER) - under construction
  • The code for the city of Berlin is BER

Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt

Berlin Brandenburg Airport is a modern airport with all facilities within easy reach and a terminal located between 2 parallel runways.  The Berlin region will be able to provide business travellers, tourists and companies with a new airport that offers the best connections, international flights, direct motorway access and a railway station directly below the terminal.

The airport will have a starting capacity of 27 million passengers when it goes into operation. Depending on passenger development, the airport can be expanded to accommodate up to 45 million passengers.  This means that Berlin Brandenburg Airport will provide the German capital region with the capacity it needs for the coming decades.

Originally planned to be opened in 2010, Berlin Brandenburg Airport has encountered a series of delays due to poor construction planning, management and execution. As of March 2013, it is not known when the airport will be inaugurated, though any dates prior to 2014 have been discarded. Due to these problems, the initially stated construction budget will be greatly exceeded.

BER Airport in brief

  • In the course of expansion into Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Schönefeld Airport will be extended by an area measuring 970 hectares.  In total, the new airport will cover 1,470 hectares, equivalent to 2,000 football pitches.
  • Midfield Airport: The terminal building is located between two parallel runways, which are 1,900 metres apart and can thus be operated separately. The terminal, gate positions and parking spaces are also located compactly between the runways.  A large portion of the ground noise thus remains inside the airport fence.
  • The midfield terminal has 6 floors and will initially have enough space to handle 27 million passengers per year.
  • Expansion modules:  Thanks to a modular concept, Berlin Brandenburg Airport can be expanded gradually to accommodate up to 45 million passengers per year.
  • Passengers at the new Capital Airport can find everything from domestic and European to intercontinental flights under one roof in the main terminal (one-roof concept).
  • The design of the new airport echoes traditional local architecture, embedding the new airport in the region’s cultural heritage.  The structured façades and clear geometric forms of the terminal pick up on typical architectural elements, ranging from Prussian architect Schinkel to the Bauhaus style.  The main approach – a tree-lined avenue – references characteristic features of the towns and countryside of Berlin and Brandenburg.
  • North runway: The south runway of Schönefeld Airport has been extended from 3,000 to 3,600 metres and will become BER's north runway.
  • South runway: Berlin Brandenburg Airport has a totally new 4,000-metre-long and 60-metre-wide runway.
  • Taxiways: A flexible taxiway system will ensure a high degree of efficiency at the new airport.
  • The terminal will initially have 16 jetways on the main pier and a further 9 on the south pier. Aircraft can be reached by walk-boarding from the north pier.
  •  Berlin Brandenburg Airport has 85 aircraft parking stands.
  •  Car Parking: Around 10,000 parking spaces will be available for passengers and visitors.

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