Berlin Brandenburg Airport has completed construction work at Terminal 1 and should be able to accept passengers from October 31, 2020.
In a joint statement by the Dahme-Spreewald administrative district’s local building inspection authority and airport operator Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg (FBB), it was confirmed that the documents have been checked and there is nothing to prevent it opening later this year.
Heike Zettwitz, Dahme-Spreewald’s building regulator coordinator, said, “I am very pleased that the ‘passenger terminal’ construction site is finally being completed after years of construction work and that evidence for the safe use of the building is available.”
FBB CEO Engelbert Lutke Daldrup admitted it had been a long and difficult journey to get the airport into an acceptable condition but thanked everyone who was involved in making it happen.
“I would like to thank everyone who has not given up on Brandenburg and those who have made the passenger terminal a safe building little by little thanks to their great personal commitment and perseverance. The opening of Brandenburg can be a signal during these times that things are looking up again in the capital region and that the economy is getting back on its feet,” he said.
The airport operating company will start trial operations, which will be carried out alongside remaining construction work.
Interior construction will also be carried out for shops and restaurants, and minor structural defects need to be resolved before the opening date.